Aquatic Toxins Hotline
The Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology, in cooperation with the Florida Poison Information
Center-Miami, established a 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.
Report suspected illnesses related to aquatic toxins exposures/harmful
algae to the Poison Information Center's Hotline at 1-800-222-1222
Report fish kills to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commision at:
Point of Contact
Andrew Reich MS, MSPH
Aquatic Toxins Disease Prevention Program
Public Health Toxicology Section
Bureau of Epidemiology
Division of Disease Control and Health Protection
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # A08
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1742
Fax: (850) 487-0864
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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).
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