Advisory for Three Mile Lake, Ontario
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Three Mile Lake
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is providing this notice because a potential blue-green
has been detected in Three Mile Lake, Township of Muskoka Lakes.
Water sampling has been conducted but the results have not yet been received
to confirm the
presence of algal toxins.
Algal toxins can harm humans and animals.
The health unit advises residents and businesses not
to drink or use the water from this lake and to take the following precautions:
- do not use the water for drinking, making infant formula, dishwashing, brushing teeth,
- do not prepare food or cook with the lake water because food may absorb toxins from the water
- do not swim in the lake water
- do not allow pets or livestock to drink or swim in the water
- do not use the water to water lawns or garden
- do not eat fish caught from the lake. Algal toxins can accumulate in fish, particularly in
organs such as the liver and kidney
- do not use herbicides, copper sulphate or other algicides that may break open algae cells
and release toxins into the water