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The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 15-16

Tin coating on brass utensils prevents copper contamination

  • B. BhandariAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatrics, R.N.T. Medical College
  • , B. ShardaAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatrics, R.N.T. Medical College

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Abstract

Cow milk was boiled and stored upto 6h in brass and tin coated brass utensils to see any change in copper content. Milk boiled and stored in brass utensils had increased copper content which was related to duration of storage while tin coating on brass utensils prevented this.

Key words

Copper brass utensils tin coating