Toxic Blue-Green Algae in Luna Pier
2011-10-21 01:15:00 -0700
Where: Luna Pier, MI, United States
Residents of Luna Pier at Lake Erie should continue to be cautious of cynabacteria, otherwise known as blue-green algae. The toxic algae has been growing in Lake Erie since July, and is continuing to bloom due to warmer fall temperatures. Toxic blue-green algae poses a health risk to people and pets. Touching it can cause rashes and ingesting it could lead to liver problems. In the case of pets it can be fatal. Dogs should be keep dogs away from the shore, when the algae is present. Residents should take precautions if they notice algae blooms at the shoreline.
Read more about Blue Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) and How it Can Harm Your Dog.