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Noordhoek vlei algae, toxic
by SAPA
24 December 2010
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24 December 2010

Cape Town - Health authorities in Cape Town have warned people to stay away from Wildevoëlvlei in the Noordhoek valley because of its high concentration of toxic algae. A statement released by City Health says no contact must be made with the body of water. It says the vlei has a well-established algae population which could increase dramatically during the warm summer months. The statement says this is the reason for the current green pea-soup colour of the water. Exposure to the algae could cause eye irritation, skin rashes, mouth ulcers, diarrhoea and flu-like symptoms.

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