COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- State park officials have posted signs at a central Ohio beach to warn visitors about toxic blue-green algae in the water.
The Columbus Dispatch ( http://bit.ly/SfBSqE ) reports officials at Buckeye Lake State Park posted the health warnings at Brooks Beach after recent water samples showed a type of toxin in the algae was at a concentration exceeding a state health standard.
The posts specifically target the elderly and the very young, as well as people with weakened immune systems.
Health signs warning about toxic blue-green algae also were posted at four beaches in Grand Lake St. Marys in western Ohio in May.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com