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The human body is a mosaic of Earth’s elements, balanced in perfect proportion to animate our every action, from deploying antibodies to giving someone a hug. The metals we’re comprised of include common electrolytes like potassium, calcium, and sodium, and more surprising essential minerals like nickel and cobalt. These metals are obviously lethal in large quantities, but tiny amounts are integral to our delicate biological formula.

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