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The Role of Elements in the Human Body: Carbon

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Catherine Eddy

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Carbon in life
Carbon is very important to life because it bonds in so many different ways to form compounds your body needs everyday. Every living organism contains carbon in some way or another.
References
http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele006.html
Health Factors with Carbon
Carbon is mixed with carbon dioxide while in your body. But lack of it or to much can lead to health problems. If you have to much it can lead to severe vomiting, restriction of blood flow and lung ailments. And if you have to little muscles tense and cause people to become tense, anxious, stressed and even aggressive.
History of carbon
Carbon is a very abundant element found on earth since ancient times. At room temperature this non-metal is a solid, with a atomic mass of 12 and the atomic number of 6.
Healthy living with carbon
Carbon is the basic building block to most cells in the body. It helps with cellular respiration by which your body releases energy stored in glucose and the glucose compound is composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.
The Role of Elements in the Human Body: Carbon
The human Body
Carbon makes up 18% of the human body. Sugars in the body like glucose hold carbon elements. And carbon is ingested into the body by eating carbohydrates.
Macromolecules
Carbon is a big component to things called macromolecules which include, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates.
Carbon facts
by: Catherine Eddy
http://www.ask.com/question/importance-of-carbon-in-human-body
https://www.boundless.com/biology/the-chemical-foundation-of-life/carbon/introduction/
http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/c.html
http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/carbon-human-bodies-4307.html
Healthy living with carbon
Carbon is also used in the body within the respiratory system. When oxygen is used in the body it is mixed with carbon creating carbon dioxide.
1) Did you know that carbon is the base for things like organic chemistry since all living things contain carbon.

2) Did you know that carbon can bond with so many other elements to create 10 million different bonds.
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