What are the causes of inorganic mercury toxicity?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: David A Olson, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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The causes of inorganic mercury toxicity include the following:

  • Antisyphilitic agents

  • Acetaldehyde production

  • Chemical laboratory work

  • Cosmetics

  • Disinfectants

  • Explosives

  • Embalming

  • Fur hat processing

  • Ink manufacturing

  • Mercury vapor lamps

  • Mirror silvering

  • Perfume industry

  • Photography

  • Spermicidal jellies

  • Tattooing inks

  • Taxidermy production

  • Vinyl chloride production

  • Wood preservation


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