Montanans Urged to Know the Health Risks of Harmful Algal Blooms Before Taking a Dip

Montanans Urged to Know the Health Risks of Harmful Algal Blooms Before Taking a Dip

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Montanans are being urged to know the health risks of Harmful Algal Blooms before taking a dip in lakes.

Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) are caused by blue-green algae that are native to Montana’s freshwater lakes and reservoirs according to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Under certain conditions, HABs can produce toxins that damage the skin, liver and nerve cells the DEQ says. People are warned not to drink, swallow or swim in water that shows signs of Harmful Algal Blooms.