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Trace Minerals (toxicity)


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Phosphorus
Hyperphosphataemia - impaired kidney function, hypoparathyroidism, acute muscle breakdown
Zinc
Inhibits copper absorption, heart disease, depressed immune function
Copper
Self-limited gastroenteritis with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea
Iodine
(similar to deficiency) abnormal growth of thyroid gland, abnormal growth
Selenium
Garlicky odour, fatigue, gastrointestinal disturbances, hair loss, peripheral neuropathy
Flourine
Fluorosis – chalky white patches on teeth that become stained brown