Will filing the tarnish off of pennies and drinking the copper juice change my DNA?

Being a copper cannibal I can't believe no one has asked this question. www.infomine.com have more sites for history of copper. www.infomine.com/commodities/copper.asp www.copper.org/education/60centuries/ancient............ www.icsg.org/factbook/copperworld/health.htm

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I donno, that sounds pretty unhealthy and a little gross to be honest with you. pennies probably accumulate a plague of bacteria or something, im not sure why you would want it from pennies. Why not order a higher grade of copper, since pennies are partially zinc, not all copper. Ive never heard of ingesting copper, or it being good for you.

    Is this a joke? I really hope no one is... dumb enough to file copper off of pennies and eat it.. sorry if that offends you.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Okay, you cannot change your DNA. DNA is what it is. You cannot mutate it with copper. If you want to mutate your DNA for whatever reason, you need to receive either one really high dose of radiation, or lots of small doses every single day for a long time. If you are craving copper you could have Pica. You should find out why you want to drink copper. If it is to change your DNA you're on the wrong track. Even if you do change your DNA, it is DNA in stem cells (your little swimmers) that will one day affect your offspring-NOT the DNA that shapes your physical being. By the way, drinking copper is TOXIC. Not a good idea.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, copper will not change your DNA.

    There is an experimental process called gene therapy which makes it possible to change the DNA of a living organism, but so far no one knows how to cause major mutations using this technique.

    Copper is not overly toxic, but can give you diarrhea if you too much, best not to eat it. Remember, the inside of pennies are zinc, so only the outside coating is copper.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well, if you're dumb enough to try it, then.....why not?!?!!??! Let us know how that works for you! You could go to a specialist like an endocrinologist, and find out what mineral you're not getting enough of to make you want to EAT COPPER!!! But that makes too much sense, right!?!??!?! Yeah, I thought so.......go ahead and see if you can down a whole roll of pennies at once. That's what we call "thinning the herd".

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A guy in California managed to turn himself blue with silver. Who knows what is possible? Copper is toxic at high levels, so pace yourself.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Go ahead and try , when your sick and in the hospital let me know .There are definitely ways that you can hurt your body. But your DNA is your genetic makeup you can't change that.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Why would any one in their right mind do something like this? It can not be good for you. Why are you going to do this? I would think twice about doing it if I were you!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    have you ever heard of zinc poisoning

    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-symptoms-of-z...

    pennies today have only a thin layer of copper plated over zinc

    http://en.allexperts.com/q/Coin-Collecting-2297/Zi...

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes it will, it will turn you into spider man

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