What is the role of fungicide in the etiology of 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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Outbreaks of methylmercury poisoning also have occurred after the introduction of fungicide-treated grain into the food supply. Neither humans nor livestock should eat seed grain treated with mercurial fungicides.

For patient education information, see the First Aid and Injuries Center, as well as Poisoning and Activated Charcoal.


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