Consortium funds study of manganese in drinking water and infant neurodevelopment

Consortium funds study of manganese in drinking water and infant neurodevelopment
Thursday, November 7, 2013

Minnesota groundwater contains some of the highest naturally occurring manganese levels in North America and that metal makes its way into the state’s drinking water. Its risk to adults and young children has been determined, but no one knows its exact effect on infants. A 2013 Consortium Intramural Research Award will help fund a collaborative NIH pilot study to explore the connection between manganese and an infant's neurodevelopment. Read more about the study.