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Mercury is an element that is found in air, water and soil. It has several forms. Metallic mercury is a shiny, silver-white, odorless liquid. If heated, it is a colorless, odorless gas. It also combines with other elements to form powders or crystals. Mercury is in many products. Metallic mercury is used in glass thermometers, silver dental fillings, and button batteries. Mercury salts may be used in skin creams and ointments. It's also used in many industries.

Mercury in the air settles into water. It can pass through the food chain and build up in fish, shellfish, and animals that eat fish. The nervous system is sensitive to all forms of mercury. Exposure to high levels can damage the brain and kidneys. Pregnant women can pass the mercury in their bodies to their babies.

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  1. Mercury (National Library of Medicine)  
    Mercury is an element that is found in air, water and soil. It has several forms. Metallic mercury is a shiny, silver-white, odorless liquid. If ... with other elements to form powders or crystals. Mercury is in many products. Metallic mercury is used ...
  2. Mercury Quick Facts: Health Effects of Mercury Exposure (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry) - PDF  
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  3. Mercury (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)  
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  4. Mercury Releases and Spills (Environmental Protection Agency)  
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  5. Mercury: Laws and Regulations (Environmental Protection Agency)  
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  6. Mercury (Environmental Protection Agency)  
    ... Releases and Spills Fish Consumption Advice Consumer Products Mercury News October 2014 – Mercury Products Strategy: - EPA released ... 2014 press release News Archive Minamata Convention on Mercury EPA web page on the Minamata Convention United ...
  7. Mercury and Pregnancy (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
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  8. Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products (Food and Drug Administration)  
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  9. Mercury Levels in Infants Receiving Routine Immunizations From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)  
    ... Skip Content Marketing Share this: Main Content Area Mercury Levels in Infants Receiving Routine Immunizations Study I: Infant Metabolism of Thimerosal versus Methyl Mercury NIAID-supported studies at the University of Rochester ...
  10. Mercury: Health Effects (Environmental Protection Agency)  
    ... toxicological profile for mercury . Top of page Elemental mercury effects Elemental (metallic) mercury primarily causes health effects ... 0370.htm . Top of page Effects of other mercury compounds (inorganic and organic) High exposures to inorganic ...
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