World Health Organization Discontinues Its Drinking-Water Guideline for Manganese

  title={World Health Organization Discontinues Its Drinking-Water Guideline for Manganese},
  author={Seth H. Frisbie and Erika J. Mitchell and Hannah Dustin and Donald M. Maynard and Bibudhendra Sarkar},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization (WHO) released the fourth edition of Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality in July 2011. In this edition, the 400-µg/L drinking-water guideline for manganese (Mn) was discontinued with the assertion that because "this health-based value is well above concentrations of manganese normally found in drinking water, it is not considered necessary to derive a formal guideline value." OBJECTIVE In this commentary, we review the WHO guideline for Mn in… CONTINUE READING

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