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