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Excessive intake of zinc leading to toxicity to the body. Zinc is a trace element required by the body for many metabolic processes. The body does not tend to store zinc so regular dietary intake is important. However, if excess zinc is consumed over a long period of time (as can occur in people who work with the metal or breath its fumes) can affect how the body uses other trace elements and result in gastrointestinal problems, anemia, poor immunity, dizziness, vomiting and other symptoms. An acute overdose of zinc can cause symptoms such as vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea and fever. ...more »
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