there is a dangerous algae. Avoid these beaches

We have to be careful during this time because for some specific reason we might be affected by something that can hurt us.

A beach (Pixabay)

We are around mid-July and it is definitely time for holidays and the sea, or at least for the lucky ones. Thus, it is easy to think that the best destinations have already been taken over by tourists.

And, let’s face it, after the end of the various restrictions caused by the pandemic, Italians feel even freer to finally spend a moment of relaxation on the most beautiful beaches of the Bel Paese.

To tell the truth, as we know, Italy is full of wonderful places to spend a well-deserved rest, and there is something for everyone without necessarily choosing a place beyond our own borders.

However, it seems hard to say, but even when you are in a locus amoenus of the Italian peninsula, it seems, you should not let your guard down.

We’re digging into that talk, because just recently there seems to have been some sort of warning that obviously it shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Of course, it no longer needs to be made into a Greek tragedy, but foresight never hurts, especially when it comes to our health. In this case, therefore, we would like to tell you what the Municipality of Genoa has said in the last hours.

In this regard, the municipal administration, through the official website, therefore wanted to inform citizens about an alga Ostreopsis Ovata.

Other details of the situation

Since the beginning of this month, in fact, it seems that officials have noticed the presence of this single-celled algae, called Ostreopsis Ovata, which generally grows in tropical waters.

Seaweed Ostreopsis Ovata (Facebook)

Probably therefore, due to the disproportionate increase in temperatures, the latter have even become present in the Ligurian Sea.

The Arpal laboratory has clarified that it should not yet be excessively dangerous for humans, although, if one wants to look closely, it could even be toxic.

A situation which, moreover, could only be transformed from a state of alert into a state of emergency if the density in the column of the algae in question proved to be greater than 30,000 cells per litre.

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However, according to experts, it is during flowering that this algae can emit a toxin, called ovatoxin, which could harm humans. It would also seem that it is also present in other southern regions.

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