PA Health Advisory - 648 - ADV - Harmful Algal Bloom Exposures in Recreational Waterbodies 6/29/22

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.
  • Report potential HAB exposures or illnesses to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • To report a suspected HAB, or for additional inquiries about HABs, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please see the attached pdf document for the entire health advisory.