Health warning for Lake Rotoehu

Add a comment
Lake Rotoehu. PICTURE BY KELVIN TEIXEIRA - THE DAILY POST.
Lake Rotoehu. PICTURE BY KELVIN TEIXEIRA - THE DAILY POST.

A health warning has been issued for Lake Rotoehu as routine monitoring results provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have confirmed a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae.

Medical Officer of Health Dr Neil de Wet said the health warning meant people should avoid any activity which results in significant contact with the lake water.

Contact with algal blooms can cause asthma and hayfever attacks in susceptible individuals, as well as skin rashes, stomach upsets, and in some cases neurological effects such as tingling around the mouth, headaches, breathing difficulties and visual problems.

Monitoring of the lake will continue.

- Rotorua Daily Post

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

Have your say

1200 characters left

By and large our readers' comments are respectful and courteous. We're sure you'll fit in well.
View commenting guidelines.

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf05 at 08 Dec 2016 10:33:01 Processing Time: 835ms