How can I prevent exposure to HABs?
- Do not go in or near water that has an unusual color.
- Keep children, pets, and livestock out of the water.
- Avoid any water sports such as swimming, diving, water skiing, or boating in areas with HABs.
- Do not use untreated water for drinking, bathing, cleaning, or cooking. Boiling water that has been contaminated by a HAB will not remove toxins, it may actually cause more toxins to be released.
- Remember: "When in doubt, stay out."