Public health warning issued for Lake Chauncy in Westborough

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Westborough – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has issued a public health advisory for cyanobacteria in Lake Chauncy.

The algae bloom has the appearance of pea soup and is capable of producing toxins that can be dangerous to humans and pets. People and pets should avoid contact in areas of algae concentration. Do not swallow the water and be sure to rinse off after any contact.

This is a temporary situation that is expected to resolve itself within a few weeks.

For further information, call the Massachusetts Department of Public Health at 1-617-624-5757 or visit www.mass.gov/dph/environmental_health.