Authors: Soterios P. Varnavas
Addresses: Department of Geology, University of Patras, Patras 26504, Greece
Abstract: 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.
International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 2016 Vol.15 No.1/2, pp.112 - 120
Received: 06 Aug 2014
Accepted: 28 Oct 2014
Published online: 24 Jan 2016 *