3.25: web.health/manganese toxicity:
. someone mentioned that modern life might be
exposing us to toxic levels of manganese;
and a source of that is leaching from stainless steel;
I use a stainless steel pan to boil bones in acidic water.
how do I know if I have manganese toxicity?
. children exposed to high levels of manganese
through drinking water
experience cognitive and behavioral deficits
[Environ Health Perspect. 2007], and
significantly lower scores on tests of intellectual function
[Environ Health Perspect. 2006].
Another study associated high levels of manganese in tap water
with hyperactive behavioral disorders in children
[Environ Health Perspect. 2007].
Unlike ingested manganese, inhaled manganese is transported
directly to the brain before it can be excreted by the liver (35).
. manganese toxicity can result in manganism
similar to Parkinson's disease,
sometimes preceded by psychiatric symptoms, such as
irritability, aggressiveness, and even hallucinations (36, 37).
early signs of manganese toxicity:
Headaches, muscle cramps, fatigue, and aggressiveness
Manganism (from inhaled form):
. reduced response speed, irritability,
mood changes, and compulsive behaviors.