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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Aquatic Toxins Program

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Report fish kills to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission at:

Report suspected illnesses related to aquatic toxin exposures or harmful algae to the Poison Information Center's Hotline at: 1-800-222-1222

The Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology, in cooperation with the Florida Poison Information Center-Miami, supports a poison control hotline to assist in surveillance activities. This hotline is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is staffed by professional nurses, toxicologists, and pharmacologists trained to assist citizens with their health and safety concerns.

Point of Contact:

Andrew Reich MS, MSPH
Water Toxins Program
Public Health Toxicology Section
Bureau of Epidemiology
Division of Disease Control and Health Protection
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way,  Bin # A12
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1720

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing (F.S. 668.6076).


Phone: (850) 245-4187

Fax: (850) 414-9113