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Location: Stockholm
Registered: 18 July 2014
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Dr Pickart, is Copper Carbonate a safe form of copper? Just got a bit worried since I just realized I've been taken this form of copper as supplement, quite high doses. And as far as I undstand it is not an organic form of copper and I have not found much information about this form of copper used as supplement.

Thanks
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No. Do not use it.

Copper Carbonate
MSDS Preparation Date (mm/dd/yyyy): 03/21/2013 Page 1 of 10
SAFETY DATA SHEET

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION
Product identifier used on the label
: Copper Carbonate
Product Code(s) : None reported.
: Not available.
Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use
Chemical family : Metal compounds
Name, address, and telephone number of
the supplier:
Name, address, and telephone number of
the manufacturer:
World Metal, L.L.C. Refer to supplier
10701 Corporate Drive
Suite 184
Stafford, TX, USA
77477
Supplier's Telephone # : 281-491-7474
24 Hr. Emergency Tel # : (800) 424-9300 (CHEMTREC)
SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Classification of the chemical
Light green powder. Odourless.
Most important hazards This material is classified as hazardous under OSHA regulations (29CFR 1910.1200) (Hazcom 2012).

Hazardous classification:
Acute toxicity - Oral - Category 4
Skin Irritant - Category 2
Eye irritation - Category 2A
WHMIS information: This product is a WHMIS Controlled Product. It meets one or more of the criteria for a controlled product
provided in Part IV of the Canadian Controlled Products Regulations (CPR). WHMIS classification:
Class D2B (Materials Causing Other Toxic Effects, Toxic Material)

Wash hands and face thoroughly after handling.
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection.

FIRST AID:
IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTRE or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth.
IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. If skin irritation occurs, get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated
clothing and wash before re-use.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue
rinsing. If eye irritation persists, get medical advice/attention.
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The best copper form to take is an amino acid chelate of copper such as copper glycinate.
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Thanks for the info!

Kind of wondering why it is used in supplements. Copper Carbonate is included in a list of the Swedish food safety agency of substances allowed in nutritional supplements. And there are several other products from other companies using it.

Have I risked my health now? I asume the toxicity information is regarding handling amounts measured in grams not mg?
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It may not be toxic but I would not use it.
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