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Methylmercury and Thimerosal

  • Shabnum Nabi
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Abstract

Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in the Earth’s crust, air, soil, and water. Since the Earth’s formation, volcanic eruptions, weathering of rocks, and burning coal have caused mercury to be released into the environment. Once released, certain types of bacteria in the environment can change mercury into methylmercury. Methylmercury makes its way through the food chain in fish, animals, and humans. At high levels, it can be toxic to people.

Keywords

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Inorganic Mercury Inactivate Influenza Vaccine Yellow Fever Vaccine DTaP Vaccine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shabnum Nabi
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  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Brain Research Centre (IBRC) Jawaharlal Nehru Medical CollegeAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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