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Lee County Health Dept. LIFTS Health Alerts for two Caloosahatchee sites

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LEE COUNTY – The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) has lifted the health alerts issued on July 7, 2023, and August 4, 2023, respectively for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in the Caloosahatchee - Coral Point Drive and Caloosahatchee - SE 32 Terrace.

Follow-up water samples taken by the Department of Environmental Protection did not detect algal toxins, indicating the public may resume water-related activities.

It is important that the public exercise caution and good judgement. Blue-green algae blooms can move around or subside and then reappear when conditions are favorable again. Residents and visitors are advised to avoid contact with the water if blooms are observed. The latest sample results can be viewed on ProtectingFloridaTogether.gov.

Report symptoms from exposure to a harmful algal bloom or any aquatic toxin to the Florida Poison Information Center. Call 1-800-222-1222 to speak to a poison specialist.