KDHE issues health advisory due to blue-green algae in Overland Park lake

KDHE points well being advisory because of blue-green algae in Overland Park lake

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Officers from the Kansas Division of Well being and Atmosphere (KDHE) are warning folks to remain out of a Johnson County lake. 

KDHE has issued a well being advisory for South Lake in Overland Park because of poisonous blue-green algae blooms. The water has been deemed unsafe for people and animals because of the dangerous algae blooms. 

Residents are being instructed to keep away from all contact with the water. Pet house owners mustn’t enable their animals to eat dried algae or drink the contaminated water. 

Dangerous algae blooms can appear like foam or scum floating on the floor of the water. The dangerous algae is often blue, vibrant inexperienced, brown or crimson. 

In line with KDHE the toxins can rapidly be absorbed by the physique by way of ingestion, inhalation of aerosols, and even contact with the pores and skin. 

Signs can range relying on the kind of publicity, however can embody rash, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, sore throat and complications. 

In the event you or a pet come into contact with algae from the lake water, wash the contact space with clear water as quickly as attainable and report any algae associated well being signs to KDHE. 

KDHE has issued a blue-green algae warning for the next places: 

  • Harvey County East Lake, Harvey County
  • Lake Afton, Sedgwick County 
  • Lovewell Lake (Reservoir), Jewell County 
  • Faculty Road Pond (Rose Hill), Butler County 
  • South Lake, Johnson County 

KDHE has issued a blue-green algae look ahead to the next places:

  • Augusta Santa Fe Lake, Butler County 
  • Lake Parsons, Neosho County
  • Louisburg Metropolis Lake, Miami County 
  • Melvern Outlet River Pond, Osage County

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