MAGNETITE AND HEALTH EFFECTS
Keywords:Magnetite, health effects, minerals, black sea
Magnetite (Fe2+Fe3+2O4) is an iron-bearing mineral with magnetic properties. Mostly it is obtained in its natural form. The purpose of our study is to study the effect of magnetite on health. At the first stage of research, we carried out X-ray fluorescence and X-ray phase analyzes of sand taken from beaches with magnetic and non-magnetic sand on the Black Sea coast, namely from the beaches of Ureki and Chakvi. It can be seen from the research results that the sands of Ureki and Chakvi differ in composition, this difference is not only in magnetite, but in the sand of Ureki (in the crystalline phase) there are two spar, and in the sand of Chakvi only one. However, there is more quartz in the sand taken from Chakvi than in the sand of Ureki.The rare composition of Ureki sand is likely to determine the health effects we plan to study in the next phase of our research.
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