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What is the recommended daily intake of copper for my child?

Children need different amounts of copper depending on how old they are. Between one and three years of age, children need 340 micrograms of copper daily. Between four and eight years of age, they should get 440 mcg. of copper each day. Between ages nine and 13, children should be getting at least 700 mcg. of copper per day. Copper deficiency is uncommon. Most people are able to get enough copper by eating a healthy diet.

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