A comment on the statement by our County Water System Director, that, although high levels of manganese may cause our water to look murky, it is otherwise safe to drink (The Citizen, Aug. 9):
No, no, no, Mr. Parrott, you have given us absolutely no reason to believe that the manganese makes the water either safe or unsafe to drink.
The most critical factor, of course, in potential poisoning cases is the chemical nature of a material.
We’re lucky on that score this time: according to the Merck Index, manganese and most of its ordinary compounds are fairly benign. Read More»