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2012-03-07 20:30:45

In residential neighborhoods near manufacturing industries, a breath of air may be more hazardous than refreshing depending on the location, finds a recent study involving a Kansas State University geologist. Saugata Datta, assistant professor of geology at Kansas State University, along with researchers at Columbia University and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Department of Environmental Health Sciences, explored levels of the elemental metal manganese in airborne...

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2011-04-08 09:37:44

Workers exposed to welding fumes may be at increased risk of damage to the same brain area harmed by Parkinson's disease, according to a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.Fumes produced by welding contain manganese, an element that scientists have linked to neurological problems including Parkinson's disease-like symptoms."In the United States alone, there are more than 1 million workers who perform welding as a part of their jobs," says Brad...

2010-10-04 19:36:13

Sensitive new quantitive methods could be used to detect small signs of increased tremor and impaired motor skills caused by exposure to certain metals, and to follow up the treatment of neurological disorders, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. "The aim was to investigate whether quantitative measurement methods, in other words sensitive computer-based methods, could be used to detect small changes in tremor or other motor functions resulting from exposure to low...

2005-08-15 20:06:28

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. lawsuits over the health effects of welding fumes, dubbed "the next asbestos" by plaintiffs, are set for a big test this month in an Ohio court case that may determine whether manufacturing companies face billions in claims. Lawyers for thousands of welders, and others exposed to welding fumes, have alleged that manganese fumes, released during welding, cause severe damage to the central nervous system, including Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like...

2005-06-30 14:05:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. "“ A new analysis based on animal studies suggests that showering in manganese-contaminated water for a decade or more could have permanent effects on the nervous system. The damage may occur even at levels of manganese considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. "If our results are confirmed, they could have profound implications for the nation and the world," said John Spangler,...


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2005-05-26 09:07:13

Manganese is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Mn and atomic number 25. Notable characteristics Manganese is a gray-white metal, resembling iron. It is a hard metal and is very brittle, fusible with difficulty, but easily oxidized. Manganese metal is ferromagnetic only after special treatment. The most common oxidation states of manganese are +2, +3, +4, +6 and +7, though oxidation states from +1 to +7 are observed. Mn2+ often competes with Mg2+ in...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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