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Halifax beach closed due to blue-green algae

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Cunard Pond Beach in Halifax is closed for recreational use due to blue-green algae bloom.

According to a news release from the Halifax Regional Municipality, some types of blue-green algae produce toxins that can pose a risk to people and pets.

Anyone who comes into contact with blue-green algae or consumes water containing it may experience:

  • rash
  • skin irritation
  • swollen lips
  • fever
  • nausea
  • vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • sore throat
  • sore red eyes

Initial testing will be conducted at Cunard Pond Beach to determine if the algae bloom is toxin producing. If it is, the beach will stay closed until the blooms have disappeared.

For more Nova Scotia news visit our dedicated provincial page.

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