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Copper (symbol Cu)

A chemical element and one of the earliest metals used by humans. When mixed with tin, copper forms bronze, a relatively hard metal.

Humans need a little copper in their diet to help absorb and utilise iron, which then carries oxygen from the lungs to all the cells of the body.

The best natural sources occur in cereals, meat, nuts and potatoes and vegetables.

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