Important Health Advisory
- Harmful algal blooms (HABs) can occur throughout Pennsylvania’s waterbodies, particularly during warmer months.
- Exposure to HABs can cause sickness in animals and humans.
- Members of the public should follow waterbody advisories or closures, and stay out of water that is discolored, smells bad, or that has the presence of visible foam, algal mats, or a paint-like appearance.
- Healthcare providers should assess for potential HAB exposures when caring for patients exhibiting compatible symptoms following recreational water activities.
Please see the attached pdf document for the entire health advisory.