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Toxic algae forces Polish beach closures

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Victoria Bieniek 23.07.2018 12:40
About a dozen beaches on Poland’s Baltic coast are closed due to blue-green algae blooms.
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The rapid increase in the bacteria’s population has changed the water’s colour and may produce toxins.

Officials have urged people to stay out of the unusually coloured and foul-smelling sea and warned that animals and plants should also not come into contact with the contaminated water.

Blue-green algae can produce toxins which can lead to skin irritation, watery eyes, vomiting, diarrhoea and fever. (vb)

Source: IAR

tags: environment
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