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No Body Contact Advisory issued for Dunton Park Beach

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM)- The Ottawa County Health Department has issued a no body contact advisory for Dunton Park Beach on Lake Macatawa. An algal bloom is the cause. You're advised to avoid any contact with the water until the advisory is lifted.

The Health Department says exposure of the algae on the skin can cause a rash, hives, or skin blisters. They say swallowing water can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting. Inhaling water droplets can cause runny eyes and nose, a sore throat, asthma-like symptoms, or allergic reactions.

For additional information on blue-green algae click here to visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Click here to visit the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Click here for more information about local surface water quality.


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