ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is notifying residents of blue-green algae bloom caution for two Orlando lakes.
On Monday the Florida Department of Health in Orange County a heath alert for the harmful toxins in Lake Ivanhoe.
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Officials learned of the blooms after water samples showed evidence of the possible contamination May 26.
The department also issued an alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algae in Lake Sue.
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Because blooms have the potential to produce toxins, health officials advise people to take the following precautions:
-Do not drink, swim, wade or boat in waters where there is a visible bloom.
-Avoid getting water in your eyes, nose or mouth
-Keep pets and livestock away from the waters where there is a bloom.
Blue-green algae is a common occurrence in freshwater environments throughout Florida and can appear year-round.
More information about Florida’s water quality status and public health notifications can be found here.
To report an algal bloom contact FDEP at 855-305-3903 or online.
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