What is it?
Zinc is a metal used for galvanizing sheeting, ingredient in metal alloys, and in protective coatings.

How do I avoid it?
Avoid contact with this substance. Avoidance requires reading labels, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

Uses:
• Anti-corrosive and galvanizing agent in sheet iron
• Alloys (bronze, brass, nickel, silver)
• Batteries
• Die casting (automobile parts, bathroom fittings, locks, toys, etc)
• Electroplating (air conditioning and ventilation ducts)
• Household utensils
• Vitamin/Mineral supplements
• Fire retardants in lumber
• Moisturizers and sunblock
• Rubber manufacturing
• Wood preservatives
• Dyes and pigments
• Agriculture fungicides
  • Luminescent pigments (hands of clocks, x-ray, TV screens, and luminous paints)
  • Skin care products
  • Antioxidants in cosmetics
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Toothpaste
Other name for zinc:
• Spelt

How safe is it?

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