[2015] Willow Wolfkill Yaple: Zinc

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[2015] Willow Wolfkill Yaple: Zinc

Mining sites in:Australia, Canada, China, Peru and the U.S.A

Zinc

Where it's found:  - Seafood, Nuts, Spinach and others foods- Vitamins (an adult human body needs 2 to 3 grams)- Sunscreen- Metals- Humans and Plants-Batteries

From A to Zinc

Side Effects and Warnings- Inhaling zinc through the nose can lead to loss of smell.-Taking high amounts of zinc is LIKELY UNSAFE. High doses above the recommended amounts might cause fever, coughing, stomach pain, fatigue, and many other problems.-Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); severe vomiting; unusual restlessness; very dry mouth, eyes, or skin.- Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome- These side effects are common to happen, if you over dose.

Element info:Atomic Number: 30Atomic Weight: 65.39Cost: $0.96 todayClassification: Transition MetalMelting point: 787.2*F (419.5*C)Boiling point: 1,665*F (907*C)Freezing point: unknownNormal phase: solidFamily: Cadmium(Cd), Mercury(Hg) and Copernicium(Cn)

Facts: 1. Zinc is 100% recyclable. Over 80% of the zinc available for recycling is currently recycled. 2. Recently, zinc is found to enhance eyesight, preventing the onset of macular degeneration. 3. Zinc can store six times more energy per pound than other battery systems, increasing the range of electric vehicles; zinc-air batteries have powered cars to speeds of 120 mph. 4. Children need zinc for growth. Adults need zinc for reproduction and good health. 5. It have been used by workmen and artisans sense that least 1000 B.C. 6. Writing from as early as 400 B.C. Mentioned a silvery metal used to make brass, most likely, zinc. 7. Zinc burns a bright blue-green flame 8. Zinc can also be found in seawater,at about thirty parts per billion. 9. More than one-third of the zinc consumed in North America is produced from recycled materials. 10. Zinc makes up 70 milligrams of every kilogram of the Earth's crust, on average, according to the IZA.

Resources:http://www.galvanizeit.org/hot-dip-galvanizing/what-is-zinc/facts-about-zinchttp://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-982-zinc.aspx?activeingredientid=982'activeingredientname=zinchttp://www.softschools.com/facts/periodic_table/zinc_facts/206/

Discoverer: Andreas Marggraf in Germany 1746. Though it was first used in 1000-1400 B.C.


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