Blue Green Algae Threat

Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller says with the recent hot weather people should be aware of the possibility of blue-green algae on area waters. She says it looks like paint on the surface of the water. She says it can also look like pea soup and could be blue, white or red in color too. It also has a sewage-like smell to it. She says it can be toxic and irritate your skin. It can be fatal to pets if they ingest it. She says if you get any on your skin wash with soap and water and do the same for your pets. (Wisconsin DNR photo).