Mechanisms of mercury disposition in the body.

  title={Mechanisms of mercury disposition in the body.},
  author={Thomas W. Clarkson and Jayesh B Vyas and Nazzareno Ballatori},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={50 10},
Today the most widespread human exposures to mercury are to mercury vapor emitted from amalgam tooth fillings, to ethylmercury as a preservative in vaccines, and to methylmercury in edible tissues of fish. This review will focus on the mechanisms of transport of these three species of mercury. All three species are freely moveable throughout the body. Inhaled vapor in view of its physical properties as an uncharged atomic gas is believed to be transported by passive diffusion. Methylmercury and… CONTINUE READING
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