Toxic algae are a major concern in Florida, which poisons our water during rainfall. Some of the poisons include phosphorus, a nonmetallic chemical, and nitrogen, a chemical gas. When phosphates are introduced into water systems, higher concentrations cause increased growth of algae and plants. Excess amounts of algae in freshwater in particular are the results of increased nutrients and phosphates. These excessed nutrients may originate from fertilizers that are applied to land for agricultural or recreational purposes.
Large amounts of toxic algae and exposure can deteriorate human health and is hazardous to our Earth. The poison runoff affects our beaches, lakes, rivers and springs each year. By regularly maintaining your lakes, rivers and springs, you will reduce these toxins. Consult professional lake technicians in your area if you find toxic algae.