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HEALTH OFFICIALS LIFT BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOM ALERT FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

January 13, 2023

Health Alert Has Been Lifted After Recent Sample Results

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Miami, FL- The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County has lifted the health alert issued on December 2, 2022, for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in the Coral Gables Canal - East Side. Follow-up water samples taken by the Department of Environmental Protection did not detect algal toxins. 

It is important that the public exercise caution and good judgement. Blue-green algae blooms can move around or subside and then reappear when conditions are favorable again. Residents and visitors are advised to avoid contact with the water if blooms are observed. The latest sample results can be viewed on ProtectingFloridaTogether.gov

Report symptoms from exposure to a harmful algal bloom or any aquatic toxin to the Florida Poison Information Center. Call 1-800-222-1222 to speak to a poison specialist.