The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has lifted the advisory for Peninsula Lake where blue-green algae was previously detected. A cautionary notice was issued on September 19.
Blue-green algae is a bacteria that occurs naturally in fresh water. When it occurs in large concentrations, forming a green scum over the water, it can release toxins that are harmful to humans and animals. (Read a related Doppler story here.)
For more details about blue-green algae, visit the health unit website at www.smdhu.org, or call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1 877-721-7520 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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