Review: Environmental exposure to mercury and its toxicopathologic implications for public health

@article{Tchounwou2003ReviewEE,
  title={Review: Environmental exposure to mercury and its toxicopathologic implications for public health},
  author={Paul B. Tchounwou and Wellington K. Ayensu and Nanuli Ninashvili and Dwayne J. Sutton},
  journal={Environmental Toxicology},
  year={2003},
  volume={18}
}
Mercury is a toxic and hazardous metal that occurs naturally in the earth's crust. Natural phenomena such as erosion and volcanic eruptions, and anthropogenic activities like metal smelting and industrial production and use may lead to substantial contamination of the environment with mercury. Through consumption of mercury in food, the populations of many areas, particularly in the developing world, have been confronted with catastrophic outbreaks of mercury‐induced diseases and mortality… 
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