Scientists warn public not to eat fish caught near algae blooms
Treasure Coast,Fl- Scientists are warning the public not to eat fish caught near algae blooms because some species could have chemicals linked to Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease. Multiple species of fish have been found with high levels of a neurotoxin known as BMAA.
Two of the nation’s leading scientists working on the link between toxic algae and neurological diseases said eating fish that have been swimming near algae blooms is simply too great a health risk.
A Department of Health Spokesperson says do not fish where there are visible blooms. Also if you catch a fish off-shore, make sure you check for lesions and that the fish appears healthy.
I personally would have nothing to do with any water in the St Lucie River. I would stay away. Last week I got sick just standing next to the water and ended up in bed for two days.
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