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Mercury poisoning is a condition that occurs in people who are exposed to toxic levels of the element, mercury. There are three different forms of mercury that can cause health problems:
Treatment is generally supportive and based on the signs and symptoms present in each person. Medications called chelators, which remove mercury and heavy metals from the body, are generally prescribed.
Source: GARD Last updated on 05-01-20
The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances. Please click on the link to access their information page on Mercury poisoning.
Last updated on 04-27-20
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