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Trace elements in human nutrition and health. World Health Organization Geneva

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Published by World Health Organization in Geneva .
Written in English


  • Trace elements in nutrition,
  • Trace elements in the body,
  • Nutrition,
  • Trace Elements,
  • Nutritional Requirements,
  • Diet

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Edition Notes

ContributionsWorld Health Organization., Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations., International Atomic Energy Agency.
LC ClassificationsQP534 .T725 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 343 p. :
Number of Pages343
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL614909M
ISBN 109241561734
LC Control Number96211990

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