Too Much Manganese May Lower Children’s IQ
[Source: Medical News Today]
New research recently published in the journal NeuroToxicologysuggests that excessive exposure to air manganese might have adverse neurodevelopmental effects; children exposed to the metal were found to have lower IQ scores.
The new study – which was led by Dr. Erin Haynes, an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio – was carried out among the residents of East Liverpool, OH.
East Liverpool is a city whose levels of air manganese have been exceeding those recommended by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for “over a decade.” In fact, a 2010 report from the EPA confirmed that “airborne manganese concentrations consistently exceeded” their guideline values “at all monitoring locations.”
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