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What is Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish?

What is Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish?

  • Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish: Eating fish contaminated with mercury can lead to mercury poisoning in humans. The severity and range of symptoms experienced can vary greatly depending on the level and duration of exposure. Severe poisoning can lead to death. Pregnant women who eat mercury contaminated fish may give birth to infants who suffer symptoms such as ataxia, tremors, seizures, mental retardation and cerebral palsy. An epidemic was reported where hundreds of Japanese villagers suffered mercury poisoning after eating fish contaminated by a nearby factory. Nearly half of the victims eventually died and children born during that period suffered a variety of neurological problems.

Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish: Introduction

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How serious is Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish?

Complications of Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish: see complications of Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish

What causes Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish?

Causes of Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish: see causes of Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish

What are the symptoms of Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish?

Symptoms of Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish: see symptoms of Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish

Complications of Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish: see complications of Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish

Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish.

How is it treated?

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Name of Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish

Main name of condition: Mercury poisoning -- consumption of contaminated fish

 

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