Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound with the formula ZnO. ZnO is a white powder that is insoluble in water, which is widely used as an additive in numerous materials and products including plastics, ceramics, glass, cement, lubricants, paints, ointments, adhesives, sealants, pigments, foods (source of Zn nutrient), batteries, ferrites, fire retardants, and first aid tapes. It occurs naturally as the mineral zincite but most zinc oxide is produced synthetically.
Zinc Oxide in Southern VictoryEdit
Zinc oxide is a topical ointment applied to protect its wearer from sunburn. Under very bright sunlight or on very fair-skinned individuals, the protection it affords is limited. Sam Carsten made frequent use of zinc oxide in his ongoing battles with sunburn, but found it did not fully protect him.