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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

The lives of iron

published on 14.03.2007

Iron is an element used and reused by humans for millennia and has many lives. To learn both the life of iron and the life with iron we will visit a steel mill where hundreds of tons of scrap are recycled every day, by melting to produce steel. We also will go into a mine to discover the first life of iron, in mineral state. We will know a sculptor who gives life to the iron. Discover that it is a vital element for human life and respiration, due to its tendency to react with oxygen and oxidize. Finally, we will understand the link between iron deficiency and anemia, and we will cook a menu rich in iron to maintain nutritional balance.

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