Taking regular showers could pose a health risk and even result in permanent brain damage, it has been claimed.No, I am not going to worry about it.
Scientists believe that breathing in small amounts of manganese dissolved in the water may harm the nervous system.
The damage may occur even at levels of the naturally occurring metal normally considered safe, say the US researchers.
Although manganese levels in public water supplies are monitored, regulators have not considered the long-term effects of inhaling vaporised manganese while showering, they claim.
Monday, July 04, 2005
Showering is bad
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