Clinical symptoms and management of chronic poisoning of Heavy metals – Mercury: Mercury is a metal that exists in three chemical forms. Each has its own unique toxicology and is usually considered separately. Although uncommon, acute mercury intoxication may be potentially life threatening. Occupational mercury exposures are now less common than in the past, but may potentially occur in a wide range of industries. Environmental exposures to mercury have led to a number of human health disasters.
This topic describes: Classification, Toxicity levels, Mechanism, Clinical (Toxic) Symptoms, Investigations/Diagnosis and Management of chronic poisoning of Heavy metals – Mercury.