Chronic toxicity of methylmercury in the rat.

@article{Munro1980ChronicTO,
  title={Chronic toxicity of methylmercury in the rat.},
  author={Ian C Munro and E. A. Nera and Stephen Charbonneau and B Junkins and Zofia Z. Zawidzka},
  journal={Journal of environmental pathology and toxicology},
  year={1980},
  volume={3 5-6},
  pages={437-47}
}
Groups of 50 male and 50 female Wistar rats were fed diets containing methylmercuric chloride to provide daily doses of 0, 0.002, 0.010, 0.050 and 0.250 mg Hg/kg/day for up to 26 months. Food consumption, and body weight measurements were monitored weekly on all rats. Hematological examinations were done at 0, 6, 12, 15 and 17 months of treatment. Histopathologic examination and analysis for total mercury levels were performed terminally. Male rats receiving 0.25 mg Hg/kg/day had decreased body… CONTINUE READING

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