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Zinc is part of the Group 12 elements series, a good topic. This is identified as among the best series of articles produced by the Wikipedia community. If you can update or improve it, please do so.
This article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on August 21, 2009.
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March 1, 2009Peer reviewReviewed
April 28, 2009Featured article candidatePromoted
May 28, 2012Good topic candidatePromoted
Current status: Featured article

Large expansion & restruc in biology and medEdit

Recently, the article has been expandeed and restructured wrt == sections Aapplication, Biological role, Soil remediation, Precautions. Mostly by Doc James and Sepi333. See also previous talk #Split biology?.

As it stands now, I think the TOC shows that these topics (and their subsections) show repetition or being split over multiple sections. It also indicates that there may be too much detail. If large protion of medicine/bio aspects are to be included (limit? off-topic?), at least the top sections should be complete and non-repetitive. Say: Application, Biological, [Human?] Health/Medicine only. -DePiep (talk) 09:24, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

correct ping Doc James -DePiep (talk) 10:29, 11 January 2018 (UTC) Seppi333. -DePiep (talk) 10:32, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
Might make sense to split off into a subarticle.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 13:32, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Sleep reviewEdit

Seppi333 (Insert ) 00:58, 18 January 2018 (UTC)


  1. ^ Cherasse Y, Urade Y (November 2017). "Dietary Zinc Acts as a Sleep Modulator". International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 18 (11): 2334. doi:10.3390/ijms18112334. PMC 5713303. PMID 29113075. The trace metal zinc is an essential cofactor for more than 300 enzymes and 1000 transcription factors [16]. ... In the central nervous system, zinc is the second most abundant trace metal and is involved in many processes. In addition to its role in enzymatic activity, it also plays a major role in cell signaling and modulation of neuronal activity.

The source for note 157 should be noted as a deadlinkEdit

It's been retracted by the journal which published it for plagiarism--A21sauce (talk) 16:04, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Adding the NFPA LabelEdit

Maybe somebody should add the NFPA fire diamond somewhere in the toxicity section. The fire diamond also appeared on the iron article[1], so maybe someone should add it to this article too.

  1. ^ "Iron", Wikipedia, 2018-05-19, retrieved 2018-06-30
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