Red tide alert up in 5 areas
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Five coastal areas remain positive for the red tide toxin, with Palawan waters added to the list, according to the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). In its latest bulletin, the agency said Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City, in Palawan is now positive for red tide toxin. Meanwhile, shellfishes collected at coastal waters of Biliran province; coastal waters of Leyte in Leyte; Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur; coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; and Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa City, in Palawan are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.
Gomez, E. J. (2018, June 28). Red tide alert up in 5 areas. The Manila Times, p. A7.
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Red tides; Biological poisons; Paralytic shellfish poisoning; Public health; Human food; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD); Department of Health (DoH); US Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Gongona, Eduardo
- The Manila Times