Monitoring of bathing water quality
- Public service
Environmental Health Services is responsible for monitoring the quality of bathing water at public beaches by taking regular samples during the bathing season. The organoleptic quality and presence of blue-green algae are monitored with inspections and sampling.
The inspections focus on the condition of the facilities, the cleanliness of the beaches, waste management and the information provided on notice boards.
The control of public beaches is based on the Health Protection Act. The decrees of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health apply to the control of bathing water quality.
The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) is responsible for monitoring consumer safety.
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