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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2016)
Mercury Toxicity and Health Effect


Author(s): Dr. Mukta Mutneja

Abstract: Mercury is a toxic heavy metal which is widely dispersed (in several chemical forms) in nature. It evaporates at room temperature and its inhalation and contact may cause poisoning. The toxicity of mercury depends on its chemical form and route of exposure. Due to the nonspecific symptoms, diagnosis is difficult in special circumstances with no initial history of mercury exposure. Most human exposure results from fish consumption, dental amalgam, cosmetics, agrochemicals and many other industries. Diagnosis of mercury toxicity can be challenging but can be obtained with reasonable reliability. Their sources, symptoms, complications have been described.

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Dr. Mukta Mutneja. Mercury Toxicity and Health Effect. Int J Chem Stud 2016;4(2):96-100.
International Journal of Chemical Studies