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Air Manganese Study

East Liverpool, OhioThe City of East Liverpool, OhioIn November 2011 US EPA researchers conducted a health study of airborne manganese exposure in East Liverpool, Ohio. This Web site discusses preliminary results of the study and provides background and other related information. We will also add updated study information such as abstracts presented at meetings, versions of future published papers related to the study, and, eventually, a copy of the final EPA report.

Workplace studies of occupations such as mining and welding have shown that inhaling high levels of manganese can lead to nervous system health effects. Few studies have been done on the health effects of airborne manganese exposure in community settings on adults. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate whether nervous system health effects (neurotoxicity) were detectable in community residents with long-term, airborne manganese exposure