scoop.co.nz 23 Mar, 2021 02:00 am

Health Warning – Algal Bloom In Lake Pegasus

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March 23, 2021 Environment, Health Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board Canterbury District Health Boards Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning after evidence of potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Pegasus.Evidence of cyanobacteria was also found … Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning after evidence of potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Pegasus.People should avoid the area and animals, particularly dogs, should not be allowed near the water until the health warning has been lifted.If a health warning is in place avoid contact with the water.

“People should avoid contact with the water until further notice.If the water is cloudy, discoloured, or has small globules suspended in it, avoid all contact.

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