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Harmful algal blooms have been in the news recently - do you know the difference between them? For the latest sampling maps & results visit @FLDEPNews dashboard https://floridadep.gov/algalbloom. If you have symptoms after being in or around a bloom, call us at 1-800-222-1222. #ToxTuesday
Near the bloom? Stay out of the water, & if the water gets on your skin, shower right away. If you have pre-existing breathing problems, avoid the shore & don’t let pets drink or swim in it. If you’ve been in or around the water and you’ve had symptoms call us at 1-800-222-1222.
🚨 Health CAUTION 🚨issued for Lake Emerald
due to the presence of blue-green algae.
People & pets should use caution in/around the lake.
DO NOT drink, swim, wade, use personal watercraft, water ski/boat where a bloom is visible
A #redtide bloom is underway in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee & Sarasota counties. Symptoms can come on fast & include:
Symptoms? Call 1-800-222-1222 for treatment advice & to document exposure. Locations via @MyFWC http://myfwc.com/REDTIDESTATUS
In the summer we see a spike in calls about exposures to fruit pits – cherries🍒, apricots & peaches🍑. In many cases, kids accidentally ate their cherries whole. Symptoms are rarely serious, but can include nausea/vomiting/diarrhea so remind kids not to eat them. #ToxTuesday
Johnson & Johnson is recalling specific NEUTROGENA and AVEENO aerosol sunscreen products due to the presence of benzene. The FDA recommends that consumers do not continue to use products that are being recalled. See here for more: https://go.usa.gov/xF3v5
Exposure to toxins from #redtide can lead to coughing, irritated eyes, & other symptoms. Swimming in water with a bloom may cause skin irritation, stomach upset & diarrhea. If you have ?s about the health effects of red tide, we can help, at 1-800-222-1222.
That number is up from the more than 110 tons of dead sea life reported Monday.
Tips for using insect repellent on kids:
👧Do not apply on child’s hands/eyes/mouth
✋Spray repellent into your hands then apply to face
🧴Avoid combo sunscreen/insect repellent products
🚫No DEET on kids under 2 mos
🧼Wash off with soap & water
A #PublicHealth advisory has been issued for some #TampaBay area beaches due to high bacteria levels. Swimming is NOT recommended. The water samples are being analyzed for bacteria, which can cause disease, infections, or rashes. Samples taken were above threshold for bacteria.
With all eyes on #Elsa – a reminder that when you clean up your yard after the storm, watch out for snakes & other critters hiding in debris. Wear protective gear like gloves, long pants, & closed-toed shoes. We’re here throughout the storm at 1-800-222-1222. #ToxTuesday
🎆FIREWORKS ARE POISONOUS🎆
#DYK fireworks contain toxic chemicals that can be dangerous if swallowed? As #July4th approaches, keep an eye on kids & pets & safely dispose of used fireworks. If anyone ingests one (including pop-its & snakes), rinse mouth & call 1-800-222-1222.