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Available in English and Spanish, this brochure explains why toxic algae poses a health risk and how to avoid becoming sick from a harmful algae bloom. Click below to download. 

Harmful Algae Blooms: A Public Health Concern (pdf)

Florecimiento de algas perjudiciales (pdf)







Available in English, this brochure gives a brief explanation of why blue-green algae blooms may pose a health threat and gives health and safety tips for owners of pets and livestock. Click below to download.

Animal Safety Alert: Blue-Green Algae Blooms (pdf) 





Available in English and Spanish, this poster alerts pet owners that dogs can quickly become extremely sick if they swim in or drink algae-affected water. Click below to download. 

Dog safety alert (pdf)     

Alerta sobre seguridad para perros (pdf) 







Available in English, this fact sheet provides answers to questions that anglers frequently ask.

Fishing and Blue-Green Algae Blooms (pdf)





Available in English, this poster is designed to answer commonly asked questions about  harmful algae blooms Click below to download.       

Blue-Green Algae Health Concerns in Oregon (pdf) 









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The HABS program has created a listserv to share information with partners, stakeholders and interested public. When a health advisory is issued, an email is sent to subscribers that includes the news release and water sample results (algae species and cell counts). Emails are also sent when an advisory is lifted. Other timely information may be periodically shared as well. To join the list, email us at