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

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGENVI.2016.074362

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 *

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