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Zinc is one of the most common elements in the earth's crust. It is present in nearly all foods. Also found naturally in air, soil, and water, it is commercially used to produce such products as dry cell batteries, alloys like brass and bronze, and coatings to prevent rust. In its pure elemental form, zinc is a blue-white shiny metal. Powdered zinc is explosive and may burst into flames if stored in damp places.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-01-26 16:05:15
Description Zinc is one of the most common elements in the earth's crust. It is present in nearly all foods. Also found naturally in air, soil, and water, it is commercially used to produce such products as dry cell batteries, alloys like brass and bronze, and coatings to prevent rust. In its pure elemental form, zinc is a blue-white shiny metal. Powdered zinc is explosive and may burst into flames if stored in damp places.
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Source Environmental Technical Council
Keyword Zinc
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-01-26 16:01:56
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Date Last Modified 2009-01-26 16:05:15
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-01-26 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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