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toxic

adjective damaging, deadly, deleterious, fatal, festering, harmful, injurious, insalubrious, lethal, malign, noxious, pestilent, pernicious, poisonous, purulent, risky, unsafe, venomous, virulent
Associated concepts: toxic chemicals, toxic dementia, toxic ingredients, toxic psychosis, toxic torts
See also: deadly, deleterious, detrimental, fatal, harmful, insalubrious, lethal, malignant, noxious, peccant, pernicious, pestilent, virulent
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Engagement officer Penny Williams, said: "Our clients especially need to be informed about the potentially life threatening toxic algae.
8220;When toxic algae in Lake Erie caused a ban on tap water this summer, I tried to donate the necessary Nualgi to treat the lake, but the lake managers weren't permitted to use our product, so the lake went untreated and 500,000 residents of Toledo, OH were unable to access tap water,” said Kumar.
Some bivalves such as mussels, clams, and oysters, exposed to algal toxins, appear to adapt readily to the presence of toxic algae in their diet and are able to maintain their normal clearance rates.
Global warming could spur the growth of toxic algae and bacteria in seas around the world, with an impact that could be felt in 10 years, experts predict, writes Karin Zeitvogel.
ISLAMABAD, February 22, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Global warming could spur the growth of toxic algae and bacteria in the worlds seas and lakes, with an impact that could be felt in 10 years, scientists said Monday.
ISLAMABAD, February 22, 2011 (Frontier Star): Global warming could spur the growth of toxic algae and bacteria in the worlds seas and lakes, with an impact that could be felt in 10 years, scientists said Monday.
The slate established limits for toxic algae to protect human health and limits for certain organic compounds to protect aquatic life.
Resulting from untreated wastewater that flows into nearby waterways, the excess nitrogen causes toxic algae blooms to grow, eelgrass beds to degenerate, and macro algae to increase, threatening plants and marine life and leading to "fish kills," the periodic loss of fish and other species.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency fear the low levels will lead to a rise in toxic algae, while fish and other animals could die because of a lack of oxygen.
The data will aid international scientists studying the health of freshwater lake flora and fauna as well as toxic algae blooms called cyanobacteria that are a threat to the health of humans and pets.
The arrival of the toxic algae would have triggered such a transformation and forced the frogs to leave the water where they lived.
These toxic algae, a variety of which exist in fresh and salt water, present risks to human health by affecting drinking water, marine food sources, and recreation.