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Manganese in Water

This ODH factsheet answers many common questions about manganese in water, including: 

  • What is manganese?

  • Is there manganese in Ohio's water?

  • Can manganese make me sick if I drink it?

  • Does manganese cause cancer?

  • How can I reduce manganese in my well water?

  • Where can I get more information?


Local health departments are encouraged to print these factsheets for distribution in the event of a public health incident involving manganese in water.


This factsheet may be updated periodically as new scientific information becomes available or as regulations change. You can find the date of the most recent updates to this factsheet inside the PDF.