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. […]
PORT DOVER, JANUARY 21, 2014 – Norfolk County’s water quality monitoring program has found elevated levels of sodium in municipal water supplies in Port Dover. Sodium levels in the water have been found above the 20 mg/L concentration in recent sample test results. Normally, these levels have been hovering around 10 mg/L. For healthy adults, […]