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Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in water, soil, and the air. Mercury is also contained in some fish, some of the products we use in the home, school, or dentist. Information about sources of mercury exposure, potential health effects, symptoms of exposure, fish that may contain mercury, consumer products that contain mercury, and ways to reduce your exposure to mercury is important for the health of you, and your family.

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Terms related to Mercury Poisoning:

  • Elemental Mercury Exposure
  • Elemental Mercury Poisoning
  • Inorganic Mercury Exposure
  • Metallic Mercury Poisoning
  • Methylmercury Exposure
  • Organic Mercury Exposure
  • Poisoning, Mercury