Beauty spot health warning

A campaign's underway to stop people flocking to a beauty spot dubbed the Blue Lagoon in Buxton. They say the water is full of chemicals with almost the same PH level as bleach and visitors are putting their health at risk

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Blue Lagoon - Health warning

There's growing concern over a beauty spot in Buxton dubbed 'Blue Lagoon. ' The unusually bright blue water makes it look like a Mediterranean paradise but experts say it's PH levels make it almost as toxic as bleach.

Resident's say they're concerned because hundreds of people have been taking a dip to cool off in the warm weather but the water could cause stomach and skin problems.

It's full of rotting cars, excrement and dead animals and is not fit for anyone to go in. We think the attraction is the blue colour of the water which makes it so appealing so we need to remove that attraction which would be draining the lagoon or filling it in."

– Pam Reddy - Derbyshire county council

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