Alzheimer and cyanobacterial blooms

Alzheimer’s ’cause’ discovered: Poisonous algae found in UK freshwater lakes and reservoirs could be fuelling dementia epidemic afflicting one million people

  • It is the first direct evidence that a chemical, produced by algae, might be linked to devastating brain conditions
  • Scientists have discovered the toxin in seafood and plants, through which it is feared it is entering the food chain
  • Researchers highlighted a growing body of evidence that the toxin, named BMAA, could trigger brain diseases
  • If confirmed, the chemical would be the first major environmental factor linked to increasing rates of Alzheimer’s

 

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