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A comprehensive monitoring programme has been developed in conjunction with Codd, who is working to develop methods to test for the toxins and to develop policies to protect animals and humans.

"It 's an international effort. We have the ability to manage these problems. In Great Britain the nationwide system for monitoring and reporting algae blooms," he said. "The foam on the surface of the water should serve to keep us on the potential economic and health problems, the algae can remember Pose \."

The Federal Environment Agency has advised members of the public to use less detergent in dishwashers and washing machines, but Woods said more needed to be done to control the problem.

"The water has phosphates stripper, but with our changing climate, we need greater controls on phosphate-use site," he added. "Farmers need to use fertilizers with more care. The world 's phosphate resources are limited, and this is a growing problem."

Codd, speaks of a blue-green algae and public health conference in Maine, USA, said: "The negative impact of algae are very serious in the U.S., with a lot of lake facilities will be severely affected.

"These organisms can develop massive to bring considerable economic problems, affecting the tourism and increases costs for water industry. It 's an international problem, the attention of health authorities." ? Guardian News & Media Limited 2011 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds


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