Zinc Spoon

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Zinc Spoon
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Spoons as an object hold a status as being extremely recognizable and readily associated with eating and tasting. A set of 7 spoons were manufactured to investigate the taste of inedible materials as part of Materials Library Founder, Zoe Laughlin’s PhD thesis. The spoon is a stainless steel teaspoon that has been electroplated with a layer of zinc 10 microns thick. Zinc occurs naturally in many foodstuffs particularly in red meats, shellfish and dairy. Whilst zinc is necessary for normal body functions, prolonged excessive intake could reduce the amount of copper the body absorb, which can lead to anaemia and weakening of the bones.

Sample ID: 1144, 1148

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State
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Compound
Donated by
Zoe Laughlin
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Metal
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Stainless Steel | Spoon | Zinc | Metallic

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