The "influencers" on Instagram, crazy about Lake "Maldives" in Siberia. Warning from a nearby company PHOTO
The calm and azure waters are a real magnet for the users of the Instagram social network, in their mission to get the perfect selfie. But "Novosibirsk Maldives," as this Siberian lake was called, is not really an "absolutely natural beauty," writes CNN.
Instagram's "influencers" warn against taking pictures at Lake Maldives in Siberia Instagrammers warned against swimming in toxic Siberian 'Maldives' lake
"Novosibirsk Maldives" is actually an artificial lake, created by a nearby coal factory. The company warns that the lake is contaminated with extremely toxic substances and that swimming in its waters can be very dangerous.
The lake is full of chemicals that can cause serious allergic skin reactions, says Siberian Generating Company in a statement published on Russia's social network, VKontakte, last month.
"In the last week, the lake we use as a trash pit for the Novosibirsk TEZ-5 plant has become a star of social networks," the company said in a statement. "But you CAN'T swim in the lake. Its waters have a very high alkaline content, due to the fact that many metal oxides are dissolved in the lake. Contact with the skin could cause an allergic reaction, ”adds the statement. & Nbsp;
Also, the company warned tourists that the bottom of the lake is very marshy, and if someone gets caught, it is "almost impossible" to escape without someone else's help, according to CNN. & Nbsp;
Further, the company wrote an uppercase warning: "AŞADAR, PLEASE ASK YOUR SEARCH FOR A SELFIE NOT TO BECOME THE TOXIN GROUP! THIS IS THE GREATEST RISK ”.
The waters of the lake get a spectacular color due to the depth, but also to the numerous metal oxides dissolved in the lake, according to company representatives. In addition, the water is extremely alkaline, the pH level exceeding 8.
Despite the warnings, Instagram users continue to visit the lake in an attempt to get the most beautiful photo, posing in swimsuits alongside inflatable animals.
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