Be aware and report sightings of blue-green algae

The Environment Agency is raising awareness of a potential hazard in rivers, lakes and ponds across Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. The ongoing drought and weather conditions currently being experienced may lead to an increased chance of blue-green algae blooms. Blue-green algae produces toxins which can harm, or even kill, farm animals, pets and wild animals and cause skin-rashes, eye irritation, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and muscle and joint pain in people.Read more on the EA website…