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VIrginia Household Water Quality Program: Iron and Manganese in Household Water

442-656 (BSE-285P) Iron and manganese are naturally occurring minerals found in certain rocks and soils that can be dissolved by groundwater. Corroding iron or galvanized steel pipes may also be a source of iron in household water. Typically, neither iron nor manganese presents a health risk to humans when present in a household water supply; however, a portion of the population suffering from hemochromatosis (excess iron in the body) may be especially sensitive to iron in drinking water. BW, DS, 24#, Staple upper left, 4 pages