Should I go to the beach with red tide present?
Red tide is a moving target and may be present at any county beach in the coming days.
Exactly when and where is unpredictable.
People who have chronic respiratory conditions are more sensitive to airborne irritants and are, therefore, particularly at risk of experiencing a reaction.
The toxins can be carried at least a mile on a breeze. Exposure to these toxins can cause coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, sore throat. doors and turn on the air conditioning.
If symptoms persist, seek medical attention.
Authorities say swimming is safe but advise using common sense.
If it’s bothering your ears, nose or throat on land, then swimming in it will, too.
Swimming through it can also irritate your skin and burn your eyes.
If you have reaction to plant products, then avoid areas where there’s red tide.
Don’t swim among dead fish.