Blue-green algae produce a toxin that can cause serious illness to animals or humans who drink or have skin contact with the water.
What does BGA stand for?
BGA stands for Blue-Green Algae
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Samples in periodicals archive:
A WARNING has been sounded after potentially lethal blue-green algae was found in Hemlington Lake.
Testing is taking place to determine whether the blue-green algae is of the type that produces cyanotoxins harmful to people and animals, the state said.
Rangers at Sutton Park warned visitors to stay out of the water after discovering high levels of the blue-green algae in two pools.
Certain forms of blue-green algae - cyanobacteria - can produce toxins which can kill domestic pets, and cause rashes after skin contact with humans, and illnesses if swallowed.
Byline: Ellie Oleson OXFORD - Neighbors of Carbuncle Pond were concerned when the water at the town's swimming hole turned an unpleasant pea-soup color from green algae last month, but concern turned to fear when toxic blue-green algae were reported.