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The toxic algae that's making rivers and lakes unsafe for dogs

A dog runs into water.
A dog runs into water.
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Something to bear in mind if you are traveling with your dog this Labor Day weekend: Please, be very careful if your pooch likes to swim.

Here in California, an algae toxin known for killing animals within 20 to 30 minutes of exposure, has been detected in several lakes and rivers across the state.

For more, Beverley Anderson-Abbs,  an environmental scientist for the State Water Resources Board, spoke with Take Two host Alex Cohen.

To hear the full interview, click the blue play button above.