Mineral Essays

A Reaction Paper on Importance of Minerals

Henry “Hal” McVey wrote a comprehensive article on the importance of industrial minerals in a typical first-world person’s life. I say first-world because not every single person in the entire world could relate to what he calls “a normal working day”. A working person in the Philippines could probably identify with some but not in all the routines. Nevertheless, McVey was successful in putting into light the many uses of non-metallic minerals in our everyday lives. He succeeded in providing…

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Mineral and Water Functions

Minerals and water are essential to health and bodily functions. Minerals are essential to body structure and to muscle functions, fluid balance and nerve functioning. Water is involved in every function of the body. It transports nutrients and waste products and is necessary for digestive, absorption, circulatory and excretory functions. Water also maintains proper body temperature and prevents dehydration. There are over twenty minerals needed in dietary intake to maintain health. Minerals are broken down into two categories; macrominerals and…

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