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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Danger of the 'Blue lagoon'

Water appears blue because of chemicals Credit: ITV

The water may look clear and inviting but campaigners in Buxton are desperate to warn people off a popular beauty spot known as the 'Blue Lagoon.' Experts say the water is almost as toxic as bleach.

With the hot weather recently though hundreds are flocking to the site and jumping right in.

Warning signs on the shoreline Credit: ITV

The blue colour of the water is caused by the surrounding limestone rocks which turns it into what looks like a little bit of paradise when instead the site comes with a health warning.

Signs close to the shoreline warn the water could cause skin and stomach problems. Other warnings including ones stating the water is known to contain abandoned cars and human waste, but it has a pH level of 11.3 – compared with 12.6 for bleach.

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