Germanium: biological information

Germanium has no biological role but is said to stimulate the metabolism.

Levels in humans

Table: the abundances of the elements in humans.
Human abundance by weight(no data) ppb by weight
Human abundance by atoms(no data) atoms relative to C = 1000000

How much germanium is in your body? Find out here.

You can use this form to calculate how much germanium your body contains. Enter your weight in either kilograms or pounds and click the "Calculate" button. You must enter a number, not text! Elements for which there are no data will always give a value of zero for the weight, no matter what you put in the weight box.

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Hazards and Risks

Hazards and risks associated with germanium: germanium compounds appear not to be particularly toxic. Fumes from compounds such as germanium tetrachloride (GeCl4) irritate eyes and lungs.

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