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PG Area Lakes Under Blue-Green Algae Advisory

Thursday, July 28, 2016 @ 11:49 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Northern Health has issued a public health advisory for several lakes in the Prince George area.

It’s due to a blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom that’s been identified in areas of Bednesti/Berman, Nulki and West lakes.

The health authority says blue-green algae are naturally occurring and appear like scum, grass clippings, fuzz or globs on the surface of water.

The algae can be blue-green, greenish-brown, brown, and/or pinkish red and often smells musty or grassy.

People living in the area of these lakes as well as visitors using them are asked to take the following precautions:

  • Avoid all contact with blue-green algae blooms. If contact occurs, wash with tap water as soon as possible.
  • Do not swim or wade (including animals) in any areas where blue-green algae is visible.
  • You can safely consume fish fillets from these lakes but you are advised to limit your consumption of whole fish or trimmings as fish may store toxins in organs such as the brain, liver and intestines. Pets should also avoid eating whole fish and trimmings.
  • As always, visitors and residents are reminded to never drink or cook with untreated water directly from any lake at any time. Boiling water will not remove the toxins produced by blue-green algae. A different source of water should also be found for pets or livestock while the advisory is in effect.

Those who do come into contact with visible blue-green algae or accidently ingest some may experience skin irritation, rash, sore throat, sore red eyes, swollen lips, fever, nausea and vomiting and or diarrhea.

Symptoms usually appear within one to three hours and resolve within one to two days. Symptoms in children are often more pronounced.

Northern Health says the advisory will remain in effect until further notice. If you suspect a problem related to blue-green algae you’re asked to call Environmental Health at 250-565-2150.

You can also learn more by clicking here.


What is causing the increased frequency of algae blooms:

ht tp://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140804-harmful-algal-bloom-lake-erie-climate-change-science/

Cue the pro flat earth society / climate change denying trolls.

keep flushing the sewage into the water ways, and the oceans are going to be the next to revolt. Fertilizers and that perfect green lawn next to your lake shore property, even the water is greener.

“Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, occur naturally and thrive in warm, calm water. Two conditions work against eradicating it: climate change and political inertia.”

“As the climate warms, toxic algae blooms are proliferating worldwide—from eastern China, which has seen some of the largest algae blooms on Earth, to the American West, where sludge covering almost the entire surface of Lake Utah is raising questions about the safety of fruits and vegetables irrigated with algae-infested water.”

ht tp://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/toxic-algae-florida-beaches-climate-swamp-environment/

AGAIN… its climate change folks!

    So how much has it warmed? What is the right temperature? What is the correct C02 level? You do realize C02 has been ten times higher than now, no burn up How earth survive earlier in this Holocene when it was warmer. The last couple of interglacials where warmer than this one. Prehistoric suv’s?

    Oh Galt so you are a climate change denier then, denying that climate change before man.

    Those links typical of grant seeking scientists offer no proof just send more money for more study. Billions spent and no proof. national Geographic lost any credibility on climate a long time ago.

I think most people agree that the climate is changing, but not everyone is buying the BS fed to us from gagged or bought-off enviro organizations, scientists, academia and main stream media.
Algae blooms are now a world-wide problem. Fish, birds and sea mammals are dying off in alarming numbers – this information not reported by MSM. Die off of the Great Barrier Reef among others is also not widely reported.

Climate engineering has been going on for decades – in earnest since the 1990’s despite the rhetoric that geoegineering will save the day. It has hastened the warming of the oceans and planet. Our politician’s need to stop this practice!

ht tp://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/massive-highly-toxic-algae-bloom-fuels-total-marine-ecosystem-collapse/

ht tps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/07/the-great-barrier-reef-a-catastrophe-laid-bare

ht tp://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/global-weather-modification-assault-causing-climate-chaos-and-environmental-catastrophe-2/

Aah, swimming in Nulki lake in an algae bloom, the 60’s were fun, and we didn’t have advisories to tell us how dangerous it was. Still kick’in. LMAO.

X-Files comes to mind.

When you get out of the algae bloom at West Lake you can then take a stroll through the Goose s..t. which I understand is everywhere and stinking up the place.

A little proactive work by the Government, and we could have some of these problems solved or reduced, however all our tax dollars go to salaries, and benefits, with a little left over for health and education.

Its time we hit the reset button in this Province.

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