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Lots of Lead in the Water? Maybe Manganese Is to Blame

Manganese is not a particularly toxic mineral. In fact, people need a little in their diets to remain healthy.  Research at Washington University in St. Louis has shown however, that in conjunction with certain other chemicals, naturally occurring manganese can lead to big changes in the water in lead pipes. Depending on what disinfectants are used in the water, those changes can have significant — even dangerous — consequences.  Read more....

 

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