This article discusses poisoning from mercury.
This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management ofan actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your localemergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at1-800-222-1222.
There are three different forms of mercury that cause health problems.
Elemental mercury can be found in:
Inorganic mercury can found in:
Organic mercury can be found in:
Note: This list may not be all inclusive.
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