Lithium levels in the public drinking water supply and risk of suicide: A pilot study.

@article{Liaugaudaite2017LithiumLI,
  title={Lithium levels in the public drinking water supply and risk of suicide: A pilot study.},
  author={Vilma Liaugaudaite and Narseta Mickuvienė and Nijolė Ra{\vs}kauskienė and Rima Naginienė and L Sher},
  journal={Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements},
  year={2017},
  volume={43},
  pages={197-201}
}
Suicide is a major public health concern affecting both the society and family life. There are data indicating that higher level lithium intake with drinking water is associated with lower suicide rate. This pilot study examined the relationship between lithium levels in drinking water and suicide rates in Lithuania. Twenty-two samples from public drinking water systems were taken in 9 cities of Lithuania. The lithium concentration in these samples was determined by inductively coupled plasma… CONTINUE READING
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