Mercury distribution in the squirrel monkey retina after in Utero exposure to mercury vapor.

Pregnant squirrel monkeys were exposed to mercury vapor during approximately 2/3 of a pregnancy, at a concentration of 0.5 or 1 mg Hg/m(3) air for 4 or 7 h a day, 5 days a week. The offspring were sacrificed at different ages (gestational week 16 to 5 years). The eyes were enucleated and horizontal sections of the retina, comprising the optic disc and the… CONTINUE READING