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.


CPHM Consultant in Public Health Medicine

COSHH Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

DWQR Drinking Water Quality Regulator

EHO Environmental Health Officers

FSA Food Standards Agency

HSE Health and Safety Executive

HPS Health Protection Scotland

LPSs Lipopolysaccharides

LAP Local Action Plan

LAs Local Authorities

LAEH Local Authority Environmental Health

MHSWR Management of Health and Safety at Work

NPIS National Poisons Information Service

SAC Scottish Agricultural College

SACVSD Scottish Agricultural College Veterinary Science Division

SEISS Scottish Environmental Incident Surveillance System

SEMD Security and Emergency Measures Direction

SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SGEED Scottish Government Enterprise and Environment Directorates

SGHSCD Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates

SNARLs Suggested No Adverse Response Levels

WHO World Health Organization


Email: Janet Sneddon

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