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Zinc News

Protecting plants from toxins

Lisbon - Zinc is essential for plant growth and development, but if too much of the metal are present in the soil, it can become toxic to the plant. Researchers have discovered a novel genetic mechanism that protects plants from toxic zinc levels.

Zinc helps reduce bacterial infection

Zinc can 'starve' one of the world's most deadly bacteria by preventing its uptake of an essential metal, as indicated by a new medical study.

Zinc a possible treatment for deadly box jellyfish stings

Researchers believe a zinc compound may be an effective treatment for the devastating effects of venomous box jellyfish stings.

Low zinc, copper levels may cause 'spontaneous abortion'

Researchers at the University of Granada (UGR) announced they have confirmed low levels of zinc and copper in pregnant women's plasma are associated with miscarriage, a complication that affects up to 15 percent of pregnant women, the scientists claimed.

Zap common cold symptoms with zinc Special

Sneezing, sniffling, coughing, itchy throat and aching bodies. Anyone suffering from these symptoms, or perhaps someone who has even missed a day of work or school because of them knows being infected with a cold is an unpleasant experience.

Dental products raise concern about zinc toxicity

Dental experts warn of zinc toxicity that might innocently occur for overuse of dental products. Symptoms include nausea, diarrhea and neurological impairment in addition to lower testosterone levels.

Zinc pill can stop childhood diarrhea deaths

One pill can save a child in Africa suffering from diarrhea. The hand of death takes 1.6 million children under the age of 5 world-wide from the ravages of the bowel condition according to the World Health Organization.

Report Says Gore Profited from Zinc Mine

It has emerged that former Vice President and Environmentalist Al Gore benefited from a potentially environmentally damaging zinc mining operation in the past.

Zinc may play a role in the development of a common cause of blindness

Zinc may contribute to the development of age-related macular degeneration

Zinc helps stop hair turning grey

We all find premature greyness of hair in many people

Zinc tops $1.80/lb --- All cents now worth more than denomination

I think they should have been eliminated from our Currency years ago... Think about how many people have jars & jars full of them just sitting around... Sorry Abe but ya gotta go so we can move on...
 

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