Manganese in kids' drinking water lowers IQ

7 years ago

If you don't have enough to worry about when it comes to your kids, you can now add manganese to your list. Although the trace mineral is necessary for all living things, it can cause brain damage in high amounts. In this particular study, when all other factors were ruled out, kids drinking tap water with the highest concentrations of manganese had an IQ that measured SIX POINTS below children with little or no manganese in their water. And the scientists found that manganese from drinking water is metabolized differently than from food. Apparently absorption is decreased during digestion. Here's the study: http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/09/23/manganese-in-childrens-drinking… The good news is that filters have since been installed - and IQ can be increased through brain training since it's basically a measurement of cognitive skills (which can be strengthened).

This is an article written by a member of the SheKnows Community. The SheKnows editorial team has not edited, vetted or endorsed the content of this post. Want to join our amazing community and share your own story? Sign up here.
comments

More from health

Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo | 9 hours ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 11 hours ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 14 hours ago
Health & Wellness
by Lindsay Tigar | 16 hours ago
Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo | 2 days ago
Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo | 3 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Anabelle Bernard Fournier | 4 days ago
Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo | 4 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Maggie Giuffrida | 4 days ago
Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo | 4 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 5 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Kristen Fischer | 5 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Kristin Chessman | 5 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Sara Lindberg M. Ed | 5 days ago
Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo | 5 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 5 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Kristen Bousquet | 5 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 5 days ago
Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo | 6 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 6 days ago