Swimming ban in parts of Zuid Holland

13th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

13 July 2007, THE HAGUE – Beachgoers and visitors to recreational areas in Zuid Holland will be disappointed to find that swimming has been banned at a number of locations.

13 July 2007

THE HAGUE – Beachgoers and visitors to recreational areas in Zuid Holland will be disappointed to find that swimming has been banned at a number of locations.

The province has announced a swimming ban at four lakeside beaches because of blue-green algae – a bacteria that produces toxic substances.

Swimming at the northern part of the beach at Katwijk has also been banned because of polluted water. Swimming near Hoek van Holland has been banned because of quicksand.
 
A spokesperson for the province announced this on Friday.

High concentrations of toxic blue-green algae have been found in lakes in Zoetermeer, Voorschoten and Leidschendam-Voorburg. The organism – which, despite its name, is in fact bacteria and not algae at all – can cause skin irritation, gastrointestinal problems, headache and fever.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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