Manganese in Drinking Water

Manganese is a naturally occurring mineral which is often found associated with iron.  It can be found in soils and rocks and can also occur as an industrial pollutant.  There are many ways that manganese can get into the drinking water supplies.

Maximum limits for manganese in drinking water has been set by the World Health Organization. (WHO).  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists manganese as a Secondary contaminant and therefore is not a mandatory test. 

Yet manganese in the water can be detrimental to health.  For many years manganese has been known to cause toxicity impairing the nervous system in elderly persons.

Recently the prestigious scientific journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, published an article entitled "Intellectual Impairment in School-Age Children Exposed to Manganese from Drinking Water".  In the article it describes how Canadian children exposed to manganese in the drinking water scored lower on tests of intellectual functions than children exposed to much lower levels of manganese.

But why have any manganese in the drinking water at all?  Aren’t you better to know exactly what you are putting in your body?  A premium Pure Water Distiller is virtually totally effective in the removal of manganese and a whole host of other toxins from your drinking water.

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