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Manganese in drinking water and human health. A case study from Greece

Published Online:pp 112-120

In extended areas in the Eleias Prefecture, Greece Mn in ground waters are well above the upper permissible value of 50 µg/l put for drinking water by the EU. In many cases Mn in ground waters exceeded the value of 3,000 µg/l. The above phenomenon caused a serious problem to the authorities in finding and supplying water of good quality to the population. As a result of this, for some period some villages and towns of Eleias Prefecture were supplied with water, containing higher concentrations of Mn than the permissible value of 50 µg/l. This phenomenon is investigated in relation to a number of parameters.

Keywords

manganese, drinking water, human health, Greece, nervous diseases, groundwater, water quality