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Kenmore & District Community Council

HEALTH & SAFETY WARNINGS etc


BLUE GREEN algae

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SEPA have alerted Perth & Kinross Council to sightings of blue green algae at Loch Tay in areas such as (but not limited to) Kenmore Beach, Acharn Beach, Fearnan and the surrounding areas. PKC ask that all businesses and individuals utilising the loch for activities such as water sports assess the situation and remain vigilant to the threat of blue-green algae.

Contact with the water or with algal scum can cause skin irritation, stomach upset and more serious health effects. It is a sensible precaution for businesses, individuals, and animals to avoid contact with the scum and water close by. Should algal scum or shoreline mats be visible, it is advised that bathing, paddling, fishing, drinking, and allowing animals in the water are avoided.

For more information on algal blooms and reporting methods, please consider downloading the ‘Bloomin’ Algae’ app and visit https://www.gov.scot/publications/cyanobacteria-blue-green-algae-inland-inshore-waters-assessment-minimisation-risks-public-health/

 

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SEPA have alerted PKC to blue green algae sightings at Loch Tay in areas such as Kenmore, Acharn and Fearnan. PKC ask that those using the loch remain vigilant to the threat of BGA. Info on reporting blooms can be found on the Bloomin Algae app and the Scottish Government Webiste

 

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