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toxic

harmful or deadly

toxic

[′täk·sik]
(medicine)
Relating to a harmful effect by a poisonous substance on the human body by physical contact, ingestion, or inhalation.
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Guide Dogs, based in Knotty Ash, is warning their clients about the toxic algae and its potential health risks to dogs.
There have been reports that pets and livestock have died elsewhere after drinking water containing the toxic algae.
September 30, 2014: An estimated 280,000 salmon died off the coast of British Columbia after toxic algae bloom.
Making matters even worse for sea turtles is that the few that do survive poachers, pollutants, and predators (either before or just after they hatch) must then wait at least two decades to reach sexual maturity--plenty of time to fall victim to a fishing net or toxic algae bloom.
The water samples from the testing sites that were enriched with iron developed into the population of the toxic algae, doubled the level of toxin in each cell and created conditions that give the toxic species an advantage over nontoxic species.
Future research into the social side of toxic algae could open up new approaches to control or counteract toxic algal blooms, which can pose serious threats to human health and wipe out local fisheries, for example.
Discharge from human and industrial wastewater and runoff into lakes and streams can cause eutrophication--making the water unsuitable for recreational purposes and reducing fish populations--as well as causing the growth of toxic algae.
In both species, the toxin profile differed from the toxic algae that had been consumed.
The last two samples have shown that the lake to be free of the potentially toxic algae.
but it'll be 2013 before beach work is finished WATER bosses will invest pounds 4m to stop sewage hitting a popular tourism beach and tackle toxic algae in another multi-million pound project.
DOG walkers and visitors to Birmingham's largest park have been warned over toxic algae.
This year's event is being held in June to head off any potential build up, which may occur during the summer months, of the toxic algae.