Blue-Green Algae warning for Colyer Park, Boyne Island
Gladstone Regional Council has identified that a blue-green algae (BGA) bloom is currently occurring in the pond at Colyer Park, Boyne Island.
Council advises the community to avoid any direct contact with the blue-green algae affected water.
Direct contact with blue-green algae can cause allergic reactions such as:
- Skin rashes or itchiness
- Sore eyes, ears and nose
And if swallowed:
Ingesting BGA toxins can lead to serious illness.
People who come into contact with contaminated water should:
- Wash immediately in fresh water
If you experience any health-related issues after contact with BGA affected water, please seek medical advice immediately.
Pet owners should prevent pets from drinking or having any direct contact with BGA contaminated water.