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Five Beaches Close to Bathing Due to Excess Bacteria

Categories: Health Services | Author: gkelly-mcgovern | Posted: 6/12/2018 | Views: 825

The following beaches are closed to bathing due to the findings of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria:

  • Amityville Beach
  • Tanner Park Beach in Copiague
  • Venetian Shore Beach in Lindenhurst
  • Little Bay Beach in Strongs Neck
  • Lake Ronkonkoma

According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.

Beaches will reopen when further testing reveals that the bacteria have subsided to acceptable levels.

For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 852-5822 or contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours.  http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/EnvironmentalQuality/Ecology/BeachMonitoringProgram.aspx

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