Harmful Algae Blooms In WNY. Fish Consumption Risk. Exposure Risk to Dogs and Small Children at Risk

Consuming contaminated water or fish can cause serious illness and skin exposure can cause rashes. Dogs and small children are most at risk.

Harmful Algal Bloom - Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

What is a harmful algal bloom?

A Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) contains organisms that can produce toxins. Most algae are harmless and are components of an aquatic ecosystem. HABs are likely to occur in slow moving water with excess nutrients. HABs are harmful to people and animals.