HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – HAUTE SÛRE LAKE SWIMMING FORBIDDEN

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keywords: cyanobacteria, blue-green algae, blue-green bacteria, moselle, luxembourg. A new alert on the water quality of Lake Haute-Sûre was issued prohibiting all swimming and nautical activities on the whole lake after sampling at “Rommwiss”, Liefrange, “Burfelt”, “Fuussefeld” , Insenborn and Lultzhausen. In fact, the multiplication of cyanobacteria (or blue-green algae) which, after triggering an alert last August prohibiting swimming on the beach “Rommwiss” is now generalized to the whole lake. These bacteria grow in stagnant waters with high temperatures. The dangers to health are certain, any contact with this water…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – CYANOBACTERIA IN MOSELLE FRANCE

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keywords: ministry of health, cyanobacteria, blue-green bacteria, moselle, luxembourg. The Ministry of Health calls for vigilance after the discovery of a proliferation of cyanobacteria (blue-green bacteria) in the stagnant waters of the rivers of Moselle, France. Cyanobacteria can release toxins that can pose a risk to public health (skin irritations, headaches, nausea, gastroenteritis, cramps, paralysis, liver damage). The excessive presence of cyanobacteria is identifiable by the formation of colored carpets (greenish-blue coloration or pea mashed color). It comes from a high water temperature. It is recommended not to swim in…

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