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Cyanobacteria dangerous to health!

MedExpress Team


Published Aug. 15, 2022 10:01

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A dozen or so Pomeranian bathing areas have already been closed due to the bloom of cyanobacteria, which, as the doctors of the Healthcare Employers' Alliance emphasize, may be hazardous to health. - Do not risk entering the water that is contaminated, meeting with "uninvited guests" often ends badly! - says Bożena Janicka, president of PPOZ.

Although the holidays are slowly coming to an end, the sunny weather is perfect for relaxing by the water. Already in July, epidemiologists alerted about the appearance of cyanobacteria in the Baltic Sea, where Poles like to rest.

What are cyanobacteria?

Cyanobacteria, commonly regarded as algae, are actually… bacteria (cyanobacteria). These are simple microorganisms that owe their green color to chlorophyll necessary for photosynthesis. Their natural habitat is water - both fresh and salty. There are also some that are found in soil. There are over 200 species of them. A special property of these bacteria is ...

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