Domoic Acid

by Catherine Lehmer

What is Domoic Acid??

Domoic Acid is a neurotoxin that is deadly for humans; found in various marine algae.

What is it caused by??

Domoic acid is caused my shellfish found in the coastal waters of the pacific northwest and the east coast of Canada.

How does it attack??

When people eat the shellfish. It is toxic algea from water.

It can also cause kindey damage.

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Where is domoic acid found??

clams

shellfish

mussels

oyster

Common symptoms of Domoic Acid

-vomiting

-Diarrhea

-Abdominal pain

Possibly later

-Confusion

-Memory loss

-Disorientation

-Seizure

-Coma

Prevention Measures

Purchase shellfish from aproved, reputable suppliers
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