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, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

Uses:
  • Antioxidant in cosmetics to prevent rancidity (spoilage) of products
  • Alloys (bronze, brass, nickel, silver)
  • Die casting (automobile parts, bathroom fittings, locks, toys, etc.)
  • Electroplating (air conditioning and ventilation ducts)
  • Galvanizing sheet iron
  • Household utensils
  • Protective coatings for iron and steel to prevent corrosion
  • Vitamin / mineral supplements
  • Fire retardants
  • Moisturizers and sunblock
  • Wood preservatives
  • Dyes and pigments
  • Agriculture fungicides

Other name for Zinc:
  • Spelt

How safe is it?

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