By Barrie Examiner
HEALTH UNIT POSTS BEACH ADVISORIES
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has posted several beach advisory notices.
Notices have been posted for the following: Leonard's Beach in Innisfil; Peter Petersen Park Beach in Midland; and Con. 12 west beach in Tiny Township.
An advisory is a warning to swimmers, but it is not a beach closure.
During an advisory, a beach is posted with warning signs when the water contains levels of bacteria that indicate there may be an increased risk of developing minor skin, eye, ear, nose and throat infections and stomach disorders.
People may still choose to swim during an advisory but it may be best to avoid swallowing the water, and ducking or dunking their heads underwater.
Testing is done at least weekly by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, and the results are listed on their website.
To access the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit beach advisories and notices visit www.smdhu.org