mercury poisoning


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Noun1.mercury poisoning - a toxic condition caused by ingesting or inhaling mercury; acute mercury poisoning causes a metallic taste and vomiting and diarrhea and kidney problems that may lead to death
intoxication, poisoning, toxic condition - the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
Minamata disease - a form of mercury poisoning among people who ate fish from mercury-contaminated waters of Minamata Bay off Japan in the 1950s; characterized by severe neurological degeneration
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From nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl to the leaking of deadly gas in Bhopal, India, or mass mercury poisoning in Japan, accidents caused by human negligence or error have caused devastating damage to the environment and those who live in it, and killed hundreds of thousands of people.
With its first-hand experience of Minamata disease, a serious illness caused by mercury poisoning and named after the Japanese city where it was first discovered, Japan has played a leading role in global mercury reduction.
'Although mercury poisoning is not that common, it is a serious condition that can lead to complications,' said Dr.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Doctors currently recommend eating fish about 2-3 per week to get the health benefits without risking mercury poisoning. And we suppose it's wise to avoid that.
It is also commonly used in thermometers and there have been cases of a broken thermometer leading to mercury poisoning.
The active ingredient in some skin lighteners is mercury, so bleaching can lead to mercury poisoning, he mentioned.
The participants were informed that mercury poisoning referred to toxicity from mercury consumption.
The participants discussed finalization of the National Mercury Report and Inventory of the Mercury poisoning submitted by the provincial government and administrative regions of the country.
Higher concentration of mercury poisoning can have side effects such as abdominal pain,nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, convulsions and digestive issues.
I believe that we are now being as affected by mercury poisoning from fish, local water and in unnecessary dental filling.
Director Karthik Subbaraj's forthcoming silent thriller Mercury focuses on five long-time friends, all of whom are maimed as a result of their town's mercury poisoning, who come together for their high school reunion.
The long-term usage of these unqualified products would induce chronic mercury poisoning.