Effect of environmental manganese exposure on verbal learning and memory in Mexican children.

@article{TorresAgustn2013EffectOE,
  title={Effect of environmental manganese exposure on verbal learning and memory in Mexican children.},
  author={R Torres-Agust{\'i}n and Yaneth Rodr{\'i}guez-Agudelo and Astrid Schilmann and Rodolfo Sol{\'i}s-Vivanco and Sergio Montes and Horacio Riojas-Rodr{\'i}guez and Marlene Cortez-Lugo and Camilo R{\'i}os},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2013},
  volume={121},
  pages={39-44}
}
Manganese (Mn) is an essential metal, but in excess it becomes neurotoxic. Children's developing nervous system may be especially vulnerable to the neurotoxic effects of overexposure to this metal. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of Mn exposure on verbal memory and learning in 7- to 11-year-old children. We tested 79 children living in the Molango Mn-mining district and 95 children from a non-exposed community in the same State of Mexico. The Children's Auditory Verbal Learning… CONTINUE READING

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