26.11.2018

Manganese in drinking water

Manganese is a naturally occurring element that is detectable in drinking water. It is one of the essential trace elements. In higher doses, however, it may cause neurotoxic effects among other things. The existing drinking water limit value of 0.05 mg / L is aesthetically and technically motivated. The publication of Ulrike Schuhmacher-Wolz in the database “Trinkwasser aktuell” summarizes the current data situation and points to the need to update the toxicological assessment.

For further questions please contact Ulrike Schuhmacher-Wolz.