Unit 3 Sculpting Earth's Topography- Lab Practical on Clay Minerals .docx

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Question 10.5 / 0.5 ptsPlease read about geophagy or about eating dirt. This is a basic article(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., and this one provides some colorful detail(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. If you are really interested in the topic, you are welcome to explore this more in depth article(Links toan external site.)Links to an external site.. However just the basics would be needed to answer this question.Question: why would pregnant women want to eat clay minerals?Clay minerals provide a natural alternative to coffee.Clay minerals are something that some women naturally crave during a pregnancy.Clay minerals can reduce anxiety.Correct!In places where other sources of nutrients are lacking, clay minerals are able to absorb a variety of nutrientssuch as magnesium, calcium, and iron. The best answer is that the nutrients that adsorb to clays are what some pregnant women crave. Thus, by

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