Manganese: biological information

Manganese compounds are essential to life. They are essential for the action of some enzymes. Soil deficiencies lead to infertility in mammals and to bone malformation in growing chicks.

Levels in humans

Table: the abundances of the elements in humans.
Human abundance by weight200 ppb by weight
Human abundance by atoms23 atoms relative to C = 1000000

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Hazards and Risks

Hazards and risks associated with manganese: manganese metal powder is a fire hazard. Unless known otherwise, all manganese compounds should be regarded as highly toxic as well as possibly carcinogenic and teratogenic.

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