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In california, individuals may not collect mussels to eat in the summer season due to worry about a couple of toxins. What do the toxins do to you?

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Dr. Michio Abe
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In brief: Poison you!

Paralytic shellfish poisoning (psp) toxins and domoic acid are naturally occurring marine toxins.
They are powerful nerve poisons. Mussels have caused psp outbreaks in california. You get tingling and numbness of the lips, tongue and fingertips. Later symptoms are lack of balance, lack of muscle coordination, slurred speech and problems in swallowing. Complete paralysis and death can occur.

In brief: Poison you!

Paralytic shellfish poisoning (psp) toxins and domoic acid are naturally occurring marine toxins.
They are powerful nerve poisons. Mussels have caused psp outbreaks in california. You get tingling and numbness of the lips, tongue and fingertips. Later symptoms are lack of balance, lack of muscle coordination, slurred speech and problems in swallowing. Complete paralysis and death can occur.
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