Lake County Sample Results
(parts per billion)
Health Advisory Standard
No Contact Advisory Standard
|Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park Beach||Microcystin||6 ppb||20 ppb*|
|Mentor Headlands State Park Beach||Microcystin||6 ppb||20 ppb*|
* 20 ppb and a probable human or pet illness/death
Visitors to the beaches and their pets should be aware of the risk of contact with water where a HAB was found. Boaters and jet skiers are cautioned also that water spray contact on skin or breathing/inhaling water droplets may cause health problems. Toxins may cause a skin rash, blisters, or hives. Vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, tingling, numbness, sore throat or headaches are some symptoms of illness. In severe cases, liver or kidney damage may occur.