Manganese Water Test
Manganese is a naturally occurring metal used in steel and aluminum alloys. It is also an additive in unleaded gasoline, pigments, plumbing materials, battery cells, matches, fireworks, and fertilizer. High levels of manganese can stain fixtures and clothing and there may be a metallic taste to your water. At high levels, it can change water to a brownish-red color. Exposure to high concentrations of manganese over many years has been associated with toxicity to the nervous system.
Is Manganese in My Water Harmful?
A human’s need for manganese is tiny. Long-term exposure to high levels of manganese in water supplies has been associated with nervous system damage similar to Parkinson’s Disease. It can also harm brain development in fetuses and young children and cause brown stains on laundry and plumbing fixtures. It is possible to modify your filtration system to remove this metal.
How Much Does a Manganese Water Test Cost?
You can prevent this harm to your health or your plumbing fixtures by detecting high levels of manganese for $30.