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Blue-Green Algae Health Concerns For Humans And Animals

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Image by Christoph Schütz from Pixabay

Escalon  –

San Joaquin County Public Health and Environmental Health officials, and the state Regional Water Quality Control Board, are urging swimmers, boaters, and recreational water users to avoid contact with blue-green algae (BGA), also known as cyanobacteria. The algae blooms may produce toxins that can present a health hazard to humans and animals.