'Extreme' blue-green algae blooms dangerous for asthmatics: ecologist

Description

Blue-green algae concentrations in Lake Tuggeranong are more than 100 times the levels recommended for safe swimming and could be dangerous for asthmatics.

A recent sample of the lake at the Kambah inlet found about 5.67 million dangerous algae cells a millilitre, ACT government data shows. That is about 5.3 million more cells than in Lake Burley Griffin's 10 sample areas, combined.

 

Subject

Freshwater Ecology; Water Quality

Period11 Mar 2019

Media coverage

7

Media coverage

  • Title'Extreme' blue-green algae blooms dangerous for asthmatics: ecologist
    Media name/outletSydney Morning Herald
    CountryAustralia
    Date11/03/19
    PersonsRoss Thompson
  • Title'Extreme' blue-green algae blooms dangerous for asthmatics: ecologist
    Media name/outletMelbourne Age
    CountryAustralia
    Date11/03/19
    PersonsRoss Thompson
  • Title'Extreme' blue-green algae blooms dangerous for asthmatics: ecologist
    Media name/outletWA Today
    CountryAustralia
    Date11/03/19
    PersonsRoss Thompson
  • Title'Extreme' blue-green algae blooms dangerous for asthmatics: ecologist
    Media name/outletWA Today
    CountryAustralia
    Date11/03/19
    PersonsRoss Thompson
  • Title'Extreme' blue-green algae blooms dangerous for asthmatics: ecologist
    Media name/outletWA Today
    CountryAustralia
    Date11/03/19
    PersonsRoss Thompson
  • Title'Extreme' blue-green algae blooms dangerous for asthmatics: ecologist
    Media name/outletBrisbane Times
    CountryAustralia
    Date11/03/19
    PersonsRoss Thompson
  • Title'Extreme' blue-green algae blooms dangerous for asthmatics: ecologist
    Media name/outletCanberra Times
    CountryAustralia
    Date11/03/19
    PersonsRoss Thompson