We all have zinc in our lives – Galvanizing India’s Economy and Health


New Delhi, November 15 (SocialNews.XYZ) An adult human body contains about two to three grams of zinc, which is essential for the proper functioning of enzymes and the body’s immune system. Buildings near coastal areas are prone to cracks, even if pinhole moisture reaches the rebar. Once rusted, rebar expands seven times, causing cracks in buildings.

The book “We All Have Zinc in Our Lives – Galvanizing India’s Economy and Health” is a comprehensive book on the benefits of zinc. It was written by Pavan Kaushik, former Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications at Hindustan Zinc (a Vedanta Group company).

Pavan has been a regular media writer and storyteller, credited with a number of stories and articles on zinc, lead, silver, iron ore, copper, aluminum and other natural resources. He is a veteran in his field with over 30 years of communications experience, and has served as a media consultant for International Zinc Association (IZA), Durham, USA, and is an independent consultant for Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) New York, USA .

All the inspiration for writing this zinc book came from working at Hindustan Zinc and promoting the benefits of zinc for good health and sustainable infrastructure, says Pavan Kaushik. He worked for over 12 years at Hindustan Zinc, the only integrated zinc producer in India, with mines and smelters located in Rajasthan.

The author says, “We need zinc for good health and also for a healthy and sustainable economy. This is a research-based book that would give readers insight into how the eighth metal known to humanity and the fourth widely consumed metal in the world, is widely consumed.

India had been producing zinc on a large scale since the 12th century. The mines of Rajasthan have witnessed the production of zinc since the 6th century BC. Zinc was distinctly recognized as a metal under the designation of ‘Yasada’ or ‘Jasada’ (Yashad) in the medical dictionary written in 1374. The Zawar mines of Rajasthan are one of the oldest evidence of zinc mines dating back in the 9th century. These mines have been active since the Maurya period. The smelting of metallic zinc seems to have started around the 12th century in India.

Source: IANS

We all have zinc in our lives - Galvanizing India's Economy and Health

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