Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Britain's Waterways Hit By Toxic Algae

Britain's Waterways Hit By Toxic Algae

The mild weather & high concentrations of phosphates from agriculture, sewage & detergents, are causing green, porridge-like harmful algal blooms. The thick scum has been reported in lakes & canals in Scotland, Wales, Norfolk, London & East Sussex. Such blooms have been known to kill wild animals, livestock and pets, and may harm people who swim in or swallow the affested water, causing neurological, digestive and skin problems and in some cases even long-term liver disease.


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