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"This Common Mineral May Damage Teen Brains: Study" - Hannah Frishberg

  • New York Post
  • New York, NY
  • (August 14, 2019)

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found that childhood exposure to the mineral manganese can potentially impact their motor control and brain function — specifically, memory.  Early-life exposure to manganese — such as through drinking water disrupts the way different areas of the brain involved in cognitive ability and motor control connect in teenagers.” According to lead author Erik de Water, PhD, postdoctoral fellow of environmental medicine & public health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, “These findings could inform prevention and intervention efforts to reduce these poor outcomes in adolescents exposed to high levels of manganese.”  

— Erik de Water, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Medicine & Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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