Veterans Park Lagoon Symptom of Toxic Blue-Green Algae Problem Plaguing Wisconsin Lakes & Streams

By Susan Bence

WUWM

August 9, 2017

The City of Milwaukee Health Department is warning people to stay out of the water in Veterans Park lagoon because blue-green algae is present. It can be toxic to both humans and animals.

Todd Miller with the Zilber School of Public Health says there are many types of algae – including varieties of blue-green algae — that produce scum like we see on the surface, but are not toxic…

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