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Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Fact Sheet
General Information
Alaska Division of Public Health
Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) is a serious illness caused by eating shellfish contaminated with dinoflagellate algae that produce harmful toxins. Some of these toxins are 1,000 times more potent than cyanide, and toxin levels contained in a single shellfish can be fatal to humans.
Dave Zelenka
2016-07-09
Background photo: Kenai Range from Katchemak Bay.
Photo credit: Wonderlane, Seattle, WA.