Exposure, Sources, and Intoxication

  • Shabnum Nabi


The use of mercury in manufacturing and medical purposes has been recorded since classical times in China, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Concomitantly, poisoning by this metal has also been reported since 2,000 years ago, such as in Pliny the Elder’s (23–79 AD) Naturae Historiarum Libri, which refers to cinnabar (HgS) poisoning among miners at Almaden, Spain (Rackham 1952). Mercury as a poison has been documented for many centuries.


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

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