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DOH Pinellas Lift Algae Notice Maximo Park

August 23, 2022

Health Alert Has Been Lifted After Recent Sample

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) has lifted the health alert issued on July 8, 2022, for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in Maximo Park located at Sunshine Skyway Lane and Pinellas Point Dr. South in St. Petersburg. Follow-up water samples taken by the Department of Environmental Protection did not detect algal toxins, indicating the public may resume water-related activities.

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.

 



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