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Title: ToxFAQs for Mercury

URL: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts46.html

Abstract: This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about mercury. For more information, you may call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-888-422-8737. This fact sheet is one in a series of summaries about hazardous substances and their health effects. This information is important because this substance may harm you. The effects of exposure to any hazardous substance depend on the dose, the duration, how you are exposed, personal traits and habits, and whether other chemicals are present. The contents include a description of mercury, what happens when it enters the environment, how individuals might be exposed to mercury, health affects (including cancer and children), government regulations, references and contact information.

Source: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Date of Publication: December 2004

Resource Type: Fact sheet - Language Options - Glossary

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