Advisory for Chamcook Lake, New Brunswick
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New Brunswickers are advised to be aware of the potential health risks posed by algal blooms in Chamcook Lake, which started appearing in 2010.
Before entering a body of water, take note of its quality and, where a blue-green algae bloom is suspected,
(paint-like scum and/or blue/green or other discoloured water)
avoid swimming, water-skiing or other recreational activities;
- Do not consume water where blue-green algae blooms are found even after boiling because boiling does not remove the toxins;
- Fish caught from water where blue-green algae blooms are present should have all its organs removed and be thoroughly rinsed
with potable water before it is cooked and consumed.