Prevent, Promote, and Protect your Health with the Lake County General Health District
(440) 350-2543
1 Victoria Square
Painesville, OH 44077

Current HAB Sampling Results

Lake County Sample Results

 

 

Sample Location  Sample 

Date 

Sample 

Result 

(parts per billion) 

Toxin 

Detected 

Recreational Public 

Health Advisory Standard 

Recreational 

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.