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DEP AND DOH REMIND FLORIDA RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO BE MINDFUL OF POTENTIAL SUMMERTIME ALGAL BLOOMS

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Department of Health are encouraging residents and visitors to be mindful during summertime recreational activities as the season’s high temperatures, abundant sunlight and frequent rainstorms annually increase the presence of algal blooms in certain Florida waterbodies. Individuals should avoid contact with algae and can report algal blooms using DEP’s toll-free hotline (855-305-3903) and online at (www.reportalgalbloom.com). Currently there are no health advisories or any reason to believe the health of residents has been impacted.

Community members, including healthcare providers, of Bradford and Union counties are invited to share their views on health and healthcare by taking a 10-minute survey at www.WellFlorida.org. Survey participants will have the opportunity to win a $20 gift card. Survey results, along with research and health-related data, will be used to assess the region's most pressing health needs. For more information on the Community Health Survey, contact Lindsey Redding at lredding@wellflorida.org or 352-313-6500, ext. 110.

Link to WellFlorida Survey

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