A growth of blue-green algae in a pond in southern Napa County killed two dogs that swam in the murky water this week, causing local officials Friday to issue a county-wide warning.
The warning by the county’s board of supervisors urges would-be swimmers to avoid ponds, rivers and streams in the area that may be contaminated with the toxic blue-green algae.
Algae poisoning in people can cause serious injury to the liver, kidney and nervous system if the affected water is swallowed.
Rhode Island officials are advising people to stay away from multiple bodies of water after toxic blue-green algae blooms were discovered. The state Departments of Health and Environmental Management said … Click to Continue »
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