Iron has a vital function in combining with protein and copper to make hemoglobin, which transports molecular oxygen from the lungs throughout the body. It is widely used for the treatment of hypochromic anemias. Also different ferrous compounds
can be used in dietary supplements, nutrients, and pharmaceutical applications.
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Industrially, ferrous sulfate is mainly used as a precursor to other iron compounds.
Together with other iron compounds, ferrous sulfate is used to fortify foods and to treat and prevent iron deficiency anemia.
Anhydrous Ferrous Sulfate can be used as a dietary supplement and as a nutrient. It also prevents fatigue and promotes good skin tone.
Area of use for this element includes waste water treatment, tanning, production of dyestuffs, and as an etching agent in the production of electronic components. Also before it has been used for refrigeration equipment, biochemical analysis and organic synthesis.
In analytical chemistry, this salt is the preferred source of ferrous ions as the solid has a long shelf life, being resistant to oxidation. Also sulfuric acid is commonly added to solutions to reduce oxidation to ferric iron.