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john sondag
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From our International NAVHDA office.  In general, if you see surface growing algae, it's best not to let your dog swim in it. 

Dear Chapter Officers/Contacts


As most of you know, there has been some concern over the possibility of regional blue/green algae toxicity. Although it is not a widespread problem, we encourage Chapter officers to acquaint themselves with detection and testing methods. All states will have their own procedures for testing suspect water, and we encourage you to contact the relevant state agency if there is some local concern. There is also a test kit available that some chapters are using.


EPA informational webpage: https://www.epa.gov/cyanohabs


Another helpful informational webpage: https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Contaminants/BlueGreenAlgae


Test Kits: https://www.abraxiskits.com/products/algal-toxins/


We don't want to cause alarm but thought you should all have access to this information.






"Id rather hunt without my gun, than without my Dog''  


"Dog has all the virtues God wanted man to have, but doesnt: Love, honesty, trustworthiness, patience, fortitude, compassion".  Bill Tarrant

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