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First algae found in Oegstgeest, the netherlands

First algae found in Oegstgeest, the netherlands

For the first time this year there is algae identified. The bacterium has surfaced in the Klinkenbergerplas in Oegstgeest, the netherlands, reports the Union of water Boards Friday.

The water boards to keep may 1, at the beginning of the season to open water swimming. Who wants to know where the water quality is good, the special app of the boards to consult with information about 800 zwemlocaties.

Algae, no algae or seaweed but a so-called cyanobacteria, can cause irritation to the eyes or skin. The ingestion may lead to headache, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Some species are so toxic that signs of paralysis or breathing problems may result, but that happens only rarely.

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