Recreational exposures can occur while swimming, wading, fishing, or boating in areas with harmful algal blooms if this water is touched or swallowed, or when airborne droplets are inhaled.
Exposure to harmful algal blooms can cause:
- Allergic reactions or breathing difficulties
- Nausea, or vomiting
- Skin, eye, or throat irritation
Seek medical attention if you experience these symptoms after exposure to harmful algal blooms.