Zinc toxicity, along with an induced copper deficiency, is becoming more of a problem as the routine and chronic use of large doses of zinc becomes more common. Those on long-term supplementation should be monitored for zinc and copper status.
Symptoms of zinc toxicity occur after ingestion of 2gm of zinc or more.
Prolonged large doses of zinc may, by lowering manganese levels, increase susceptibility to autoimmune reactions.
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