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DM Wood, PI Dargan, AL Jones
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Volume 36: Issue 2: 2006




Recently there has been a lot of interest in the medical and lay press concerning  exposure  to  mercury  and  its  potential  toxic  effects.   Mercury  is  a naturally occurring metallic element, which can be found as Hg or inorganic and organic salts.  In this article we will review the risks of exposure and toxicity of each of the forms of mercury, including some of the current guidance concerning the  risks  of  mercury  toxicity  from  eating  fish, dental  amalgam  and  vaccinations containing mercury (thiomersal) preservatives