The toxicology of mercury--current exposures and clinical manifestations.

@article{Clarkson2003TheTO,
  title={The toxicology of mercury--current exposures and clinical manifestations.},
  author={Thomas W. Clarkson and Laszlo Magos and Gary J. Myers},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={349 18},
  pages={
          1731-7
        }
}
ercury has been used commercially and medically for centuries. In the past it was a common constituent of many medications. It is still used in hospitals in thermometers and blood-pressure cuffs and commercially in batteries, switches, and fluorescent light bulbs. Large quantities of metallic mercury are employed as electrodes in the electrolytic production of chlorine and sodium hydroxide from saline. These uses still give rise to accidental and occupational exposures. 1 Today, however… Expand
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