How is inhaled 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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Other forms of mercury exposure, such as elemental mercury vapor inhalation, occur when people vacuum or sweep mercury spills in an enclosed space. The proper authorities must handle any spill with the appropriate mercury decontamination kits and procedures.


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