How is mercury toxicity prevented?

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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Unfortunately, a clinician can do little to prevent mercury toxicity. Public education can raise awareness about the risks associated with easily preventable sources of toxicity, such as contaminated herbal preparations or mercury thermometers.


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