BOSTON (WHDH) - A public health advisory was issued Thursday after toxic blue-green algae were found in the Charles River, officials said.

The toxic algae were found at sites between the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge and Museum of Science, according to the Charles River Watershed Association.

Boaters are being urged to avoid contact with the water in the area until further notice.

Cyanobacteria blooms are also said to be toxic to pets.

Anyone who does come in contact with the water should thoroughly rinse themselves off.


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