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Residents in East Liverpool concerned about manganese contamination

by Don Hopey | Oct 30, 2017
A peer-reviewed study by environmental health researchers at the UC College of Medicine analyzed blood and hair from 106 children, 7 to 9 years old, in East Liverpool and surrounding communities, from March 2013 to June 2014. Its results, recently published online in the journal NeuroToxicology, show a significant association between higher manganese in hair samples and declines in IQ, mental processing speed and working memory.

A peer-reviewed study by environmental health researchers at the UC College of Medicine analyzed blood and hair from 106 children, 7 to 9 years old, in East Liverpool and surrounding communities, from March 2013 to June 2014. Its results, recently published online in the journal NeuroToxicology, show a significant association between higher manganese in hair samples and declines in IQ, mental processing speed and working memory.

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