SIMCOE, AUGUST 11, 2014– What was suspected to be blue-green algae off the shores of Selkirk has been confirmed to be a type of non-hazardous filamentous green algae. After a sample containing the algae was taken for identification and testing, results have revealed that the suspected bloom does not pose a significant health risk. The […]
Below is a list of media releases sent out by the staff and programs at the Haldimand-Norfolk Unit.
SIMCOE, AUGUST 9, 2014– After being notified of a potential algal bloom on Lake Erie in the Selkirk area, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is reminding the public to be aware of the risks of cyanobacteria, commonly referred to as blue-green algae. Certain species of cyanobacteria can release harmful toxins when their cells rupture or die. […]