Exposure to mercury and health risks. The impact of mercury on human health and enviroment

Exposure to mercury and health risks. The impact of mercury on human health and enviroment

Category

Biomedicine

Available online

16 Dec 2015

Found in Edition

2015, Volume 6, 608-614

Format

Concepts and comments
Exposure to mercury vapor and methyl –mercury may lead to serious health problems and life-threatening conditions. Fetuses and children are the most affected. The interference with many physiological processes makes prediction of the effects very difficult. People must be aware that the symptoms of intoxication with mercury compounds have a delay of weeks and more. To minimize the exposure to mercury compounds the level of mercury must be stated on foodstuff like fish and fish products.

Subject

Mercury

Keywords

Mercury, methyl mercury, bioaccumulation, pharmacology, toxicology

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John, A. Hasrat (1)

Department of Pharmacology of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Anton the Kom University of Suriname
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