Advisory for Clear Lake, Ontario
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The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has advised the Sudbury & District Health Unit that results from
samples taken August 29, 2016, from Clear Lake are positive for blue-green algae (cyanobacteria).
The samples contained a species of cyanobacteria that can produce toxins.
If you see a bloom near your property or water intake line:
Avoid using the water for drinking, bathing, or showering,
and do not allow children, pets, or livestock to drink or swim in the bloom.
Be aware that shallow drinking water intake pipes can pump in blue-green algae.
Do not boil the water or treat it with a disinfectant, like bleach,
because it breaks open the algae cells, which releases more toxins into the water.
Do not rely on water jug filtration systems as they may not protect against the toxins.
Avoid cooking with the water because food may absorb toxins from the water during cooking.