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Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) in Inland and Inshore Waters: Assessment and Minimisation of Risks to Public Health

Guidance to Directors of Public

Health, to Heads of Environmental Health in Local Authorities (LAs), and to others in

Scotland, on possible risks to public health of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in inland

and inshore waters. It updates previous guidance under the same title that was published

by the Scottish Government Health Directorate previously in 2002, and revised in 2007.


ANNEX C

SOURCES OF SPECIALIST ADVICE

SOURCE OF ADVICE ADVICE ON OR ASSISTANCE IN
The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Bush Estate
Penicuik
Midlothian EH26 OQB

Tel: 0131 445 4343
Fax: 0131 445 3943
Email: laca@ceh.ac.uk
Ecology and control of cyanobacteria
Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

East Region:
Clearwater House
Heriot-Watt Research Park
Avenue North
Riccarton
Edinburgh EH14 4AP

Tel: 0131 449 7296

North Region:
Greyhope House
Greyhope Road
Aberdeen AB11 9RD

Tel: 01224 248338

South West Region:
5 Redwood Crescent
East Kilbride G74 5PP

Tel:
01355 574200
Email: jan.krokowski@sepa.org.uk
Advice and assistance in analysis of samples from recreational waters. Identification and quantification of algal including cyanobacterial cells. Determination of sources of pollution, their regulation and control.
University of Stirling
Biological and Environmental Sciences
School of Natural Sciences
Stirling FK9 4LA

Tel: 01382 360053
Email: g.a.codd@stir.ac.uk
Identification and quantification of algal including cyanobacterial cells; cyanotoxin analysis and toxicity assessment; cyanobacterial bloom control.
The National Poisons Information Service (Edinburgh)
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Edinburgh. EH10 4SA

Tel: 0131 242 1383 (Office hours)
Tel: 0870 6006266 (NPIS 24 hour telephone information line)
Email: spib@luht.scot.nhs.uk
Toxbase on line at http://www.TOXBASE.org
Treatment of acute effects. Advice on possible long term effects.
Health Protection Scotland Meridian Court
5 Cadogan Street
Glasgow G2 6QE

Tel: 0141 300 1100 (office hours and out of hours messaging system)
Email: NSS.HPSenquiries@nhs.net
Action to protect people and animals.
The Scottish Agricultural College
Veterinary Science Division
Veterinary Centre
Drummondhill
Stratherrick Road
Inverness. IV2 4JZ

Tel: 01463 243030
Fax: 01463 711103
Email: VCInverness@sac.co.uk
Investigation of health effects on animals.
Water Research Centre
Frankland Road
Blagrove
Swindon
Wilts SN5 8YF

Tel: 01793 865000
Fax: 01793 865001
Email: solutions@wrcplc.co.uk
Assessment of drinking water quality.
The Health and Safety Executive

Info-Line Tel: 08701 545500
Email: hseinformationservices@natbrit.com
Advice on employers' duties.

Contact

Email: Janet Sneddon

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