manganese contamination News

  • Manganese inhaled from the shower - A public health threat? maybe

    A new analysis based on animal studies suggests that showering in manganese-contaminated water for a decade or more could have permanent effects on the nervous system. The damage may occur even at levels of manganese considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. "If our results are confirmed, they could have ...


    By Filtronics, Incorporated

  • Mine Discharge Pact Clears the Way for 9/11 Memorial

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, October 23, 2007 (ENS) - Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen McGinty Monday announced an agreement with a coal company that could lead the federal government closer to building a permanent memorial on the land near Shanksville, where United Flight 93 crashed September 11, 2001. United Flight 93 was one of four planes hijacked ...

  • Pollution on top of the world

    Nearly one-fifth of the earth’s surface is comprised of mountains that play a role in the storage and distribution of fresh water, with one-tenth of the world’s population relying on that mountain snowpack as their sole source of fresh water. Understanding the amount of pollutants in soil and snow is critical to maintaining the quality of alpine water sources, and is the subject of a ...

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