Why is Sargassum a concern?
  • The tiny sea creatures that live in Sargassum can irritate skin with direct contact.
  • Decomposing Sargassum causes an unpleasant smell.
  • People who live and work near the beach are concerned that Sargassum washing up along the beaches may harm their health.

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1. Where does Sargassum come from, and why is it washing ashore?
2. Why is Sargassum a concern?
3. Why does Sargassum smell so bad?
4. How can hydrogen sulfide affect my health?
5. Does Sargassum cause skin rashes and blisters?
6. Will hydrogen sulfide from rotting Sargassum cause cancer or other long term health effects?
7. Can I use Sargassum in cooking?
8. How can I protect myself and my family from exposure to Sargassum?