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Minerals

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ARPANSA - SG for Monitoring, Assessing and Recording Occupational Radiation doses in Mining and Mineral Processing

This Safety Guide aims to promote a nationally consistent approach to monitoring, assessing and recording occupational exposure to radiation for mining and mineral processing operations. It is a companion volume to the Code of Practice and Safety Guide for Radiaiton Protection and Radioactive Waste Management in Mining and Mineral Processing (Radiation Protection Series No. 9).

Read more on ARPANSA – Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency website

Kids' Health - Topics - Vitamins and minerals

Vitamins are substances that your body needs so that it can work properly.There are two types of vitamins.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Children and vitamins

There are lots of vitamin and mineral supplements available for children, but are they necessary? Very few kids actually need to take supplements and get everything they need from a balanced diet.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Vitamins and nutrition in pregnancy

Information on pregnancy vitamins and minerals including iron, folate, iodine, zinc, vitamin D and C, supplements, plus links to trusted resources.

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Calcium and Phosphate Balance

Phosphate is a mineral which combines with calcium to form the hard structure of your bones and teeth. It comes from the food that you eat.

Read more on Kidney Health Australia website

Eggs

Eggs are a good source of vitamins and minerals but like many other foods they can be contaminated with bacteria. It is important you handle and prepare eggs safely to reduce the risk of food poisoning.

Read more on WA Health website

Iron | Nutrition Australia

Iron is a mineral that is found in a range of foods. It helps to transport oxygen around the body, making it essential for life! It is also important for producing energy, optimal immune function, and storing oxygen in our muscles (this is what gives muscles their red colour!)

Read more on Nutrition Australia website

Vitamins - common misconceptions

There are many misconceptions about vitamins and the health benefits they offer. Vitamins play an important role in keeping the body healthy. However, taking large doses of certain vitamins can actually be harmful. For most people, it is best to get the vitamins our bodies need from eating a variety of healthy, unprocessed foods rather than by taking supplements.

Read more on Better Health Channel website

Daily energy requirements calculator

In Australia, Energy is not a nutrient but it is something which is released from food to fuel our body. Tthe energy we get from food to fuel our body, is measured in kilojoules.

Read more on NHMRC – National Health and Medical Research Council website

Nourishing Nutrients Dietitians Association of Australia

Nourishing Nutrients Our bodies need nutrients but what are they? Theyre substances that give us energy, help us grow and repair, protect our body, and make our body run efficiently

Read more on Dietitians Association of Australia website

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