Accumulation of methylmercury and inorganic mercury in the brain

  title={Accumulation of methylmercury and inorganic mercury in the brain},
  author={Lars Friberg and Nicholas Mottet},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
Differences in metabolism between different mercury species are well recognized. Conclusions that only a minor demethylation of methylmercury takes place in the brain are based primarily on results from short term studies. Results from a number of studies on humans exposed for many years to methylmercury have shown high concentrations of inorganic mercury in the brain in relation to total mercury. Similar evidence is available from studies on monkeys exposed for several years to methylmercury… CONTINUE READING
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