High levels of hair manganese in children living in the vicinity of a ferro-manganese alloy production plant.

@article{MenezesFilho2009HighLO,
  title={High levels of hair manganese in children living in the vicinity of a ferro-manganese alloy production plant.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Antonio Menezes-Filho and Ciro Rodrigues Paes and Angela M de C Pontes and Josino Costa Moreira and Paula de Novaes Sarcinelli and Donna Mergler},
  journal={Neurotoxicology},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={1207-13}
}
Manganese (Mn) is an essential element, but an effective toxic at high concentrations. While there is an extensive literature on occupational exposure, few studies have examined adults and children living near important sources of airborne Mn. The objective of this study was to analyze hair Mn of children living in the vicinity of a ferro-manganese alloy production plant in the Great Salvador region, State of Bahia, Brazil and examine factors that influence this bioindicator of exposure. We… CONTINUE READING