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Health officials warn of potential for toxic algae

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Stan Stricker
June 30, 2009

With the holiday weekend approaching, the Rock County Health Department is advising caution around blue-green algae.


Environmental Health Director Tim Banwell suggests avoiding the algae, which can look like paint floating on the water. Even though the State Department of Health Services has issued a warning, Banwell says the dangerous algae hasn't been reported in Rock County yet this summer.


Banwell says if you come in contact with this toxic algae, wash with soap immediately.



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