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- Abrahams, Peter W.
- Applied geochemistry 2012 v.27 no.5 pp. 954-968
- bioavailability, etc ; absorption; forage; gastrointestinal system; geophagia; grasslands; human nutrition; humans; ingestion; lead; livestock; nutrient deficiencies; nutrients; pastures; sodium; soil; soil ingestion; solubilization; toxicity; Show all 19 Subjects
- ... Members of the animal kingdom, including humans, can ingest soil either involuntarily or deliberately, the latter practice being known as geophagy or geophagia. This paper briefly documents the often significant quantities of soil that can be consumed, but discusses in detail the importance of this ingestion in supplying mineral nutrients and potentially harmful elements (PHEs) to consumers of ear ...