Health warning over toxin levels at popular tourist destination

Highland Council’s Environmental Health team have identified “raised levels” of naturally-occurring algal toxins at Loch Ewe and the Dornoch Firth. Investigators warned that eating shellfish found in these areas may pose a health risk…

Highland Council said commercial shellfish harvesters in the area have suspended operations until algae levels subside.

Warning notices for the public and casual gatherers have also been posted on the shore.

The local authority said environmental monitoring work would continue in effected areas.

 

Photo caption: Toxins: Concerns over natural pollutants in Loch Ewe.

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