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Health Officials Lift Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Munson

By Pamela Saulsby

July 21, 2022

Health Officials Lift Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Munson 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2022

 

Health Officials Lift Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Munson
Health Alert Has Been Lifted After Recent Sample Results
 

Tallahassee, Fla---- The Florida Department of Health in Leon County (DOH Leon) has lifted the health alert issued on May 25, 2022, for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in Tallahassee’s Lake Munson. Follow-up water samples taken by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on July 13, 2022, did not detect algal toxins, indicating the public may resume water-related activities.

It is important that the public exercise caution and good judgement. Blue-green algae blooms can move around or subside and then reappear when conditions are favorable again. Residents and visitors are advised to avoid contact with the water if blooms are observed. The latest sample results can be viewed on ProtectingFloridaTogether.gov.

Report symptoms from exposure to a harmful algal bloom or any aquatic toxin to the Florida Poison Information Center. Call 1-800-222-1222 to speak to a poison specialist.

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