A 29-year-old member asked:
my risk of getting mercury poisoning if i played with it as a kid?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Variable: There are 3 forms of mercury, elemental, inorganic and organic. All 3 behave differently in the body bot all forms are toxic to brain including other organs.
If you got exposed to mercury in childhood, and are concerns of its health impact. It depends how much and how long the exposure was. Mercury does not stay in body for long time like lead or arsenic. Its half life is several weeks.
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Last updated Jul 24, 2019
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