What You Need to Know About Mercury Poisoning

Mercury poisoning can be extremely serious – make sure you know the signs of poisoning and how to avoid it.

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In This Article:

  • Varying amounts of mercury can be found in glass thermometers, electrical switches, fluorescent light bulbs, dental fillings, some medical and industrial equipment, herbal medication, industrial chemicals, batteries and disinfectants.
  • If you are exposed to too much, you may be susceptible to mercury poisoning. Symptoms include hearing and speech difficulties, muscle weakness, nerve loss, trouble walking and vision changes.
  • Seek medical attention if you or a loved one has been exposed to mercury. Treatment varies based on age, weight, time of exposure and amount of exposure.

Quick Tip Now

Poisoning in all forms is very serious and often requires urgent medical treatment. If you or a loved one has ingested too much of a harmful substance, visit our emergency room immediately.

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