HEALTH OFFICIALS RESCIND ALERT FOR ESCAMBIA SURFACE WATERS
October 04, 2019
Pensacola, Fla. – Effective immediately, in response to recent water testing conducted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is rescinding the Health Alert for the potential presence of cyanotoxins in surface waters of Escambia County.
DEP results showed no detection levels of the cyanotoxin called Microcystin in Eleven Mile Creek downstream of the Mobile Highway Bridge. Cyanotoxins are toxins that can be produced by cyanobacteria (blue-green algae).
For more information on algae blooms visit the Florida Department of Environmental Protection webpage https://floridadep.gov/algalbloom.
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