The Toxic Blue-Green Algae Responsible For Killing Dogs Around The U.S. Has Been Found In Ohio
By now, you’ve likely heard about the “kissing bug” and all the precautions you need to take as the last month of summer lingers. (Be sure to check out our previous article about this unique bug here.)
Ohioans also need to be on the lookout for toxic blue-green algae blooms. While high temperatures continue to linger and you’re enjoying your final beach day before the leaves begin to fall, use caution when visiting your local lake and/or swimming beach. Here’s what you need to know about this dangerous natural phenomenon, including where exactly it’s been spotted in the Buckeye State:
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What do you think? Have you ever spotted any toxic blue-green algae before at any of Ohio’s beaches? Share your thoughts with us!
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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