• Question: Are you a danger to animals or humans in anyway?

    Asked by juliaw to Cyanobacterium on 10 Nov 2017.
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      Cyanobacterium answered on 10 Nov 2017:

      I can be a danger to humans and animals. Some of us (not all) can produce neurotoxins and livertoxins. Most of the toxins need to be ingested to be toxic. Also, toxins are often produced a low concentrations and only ingestion of high amounts of us would lead have an acute effect on humans or animals.