Mercury is a natural element. But it cannot get re-created as a human-made product. Also, it is an element that is poisonous and highly toxic to humans.
Good question, right? I mean, how would you even know what to look for, right? So it goes like this.
But what exactly are the symptoms?
There are three primary groups of mercury poisoning symptoms:
Each of these chemical formulations can be found in different sources. And each can cause different types of negative health effects. So beware.
Elemental mercury toxicity is often the result of vaporization.
The symptoms include:
Also, very high exposure to elemental mercury causes kidney and respiratory failure. Sometimes it can kill you.
When there is exposure to mercury, there can be severe side and health effects.
Hence, the severity of poisoning depends upon certain factors, including:
And if you suffered mercury toxicity, you may deserve financial compensation.
The elemental form of mercury is known as:
And it is an extremely dangerous toxin when airborne or inhaled.
Liquid mercury is found in many common households, medical, and personal items, such as:
Exposure to this form of mercury normally occurs, and immediate symptoms can happen when you breathe in elemental mercury.
If the amount of mercury exposure is small yet regular, symptoms can appear gradually.
Elemental Mercury symptoms with toxic levels of elemental mercury may include:
There can be many adverse health effects in large dosages of elemental mercury exposure.
Hence, when you think you may be exposed, you must immediately see a doctor.
Even if you experience just a few symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Some people think “organic,” and they automatically think healthy and good. But here, just the opposite is true.
Many government agencies say that methyl mercury is not a cause for alarm in small dosages.
And in the United States, this is the most common form of mercury toxicity or poisoning. Also, it can be extremely dangerous for fetuses, infants, and children.
So even though it is an organic compound, it is very toxic. In fact, it is so terrible that organic mercury can impair the neurological development of the developing human.
Toxicity and symptoms can occur with organic mercury. Typically this is if it gets ingested. But it can get inhaled. And if there is contact with the skin, you can get sick or even die.
However, it may not have immediate symptoms. So it builds up slowly as you pass into failing health.
Furthermore, the symptoms from small daily exposure may not appear till several years later.
But for symptoms of long-term exposure, there can be neurological symptoms, including:
Large or severe cases of organic mercury poisoning can cause death. When this happens, the survivors will be looking for someone to sue for wrongful death. And this is how most of these bad exposure cases end up.
What is Inorganic Mercury? This form of mercury involves some mercury compounds and is found in certain households, personal and other items. And this is due to the compounds that are in inorganic mercury, including mercuric acetate, mercuric sulfide, mercuric chloride, and other compounds.
The household items this form of mercury is found in include:
So Inorganic mercury can enter the body both through the skin or orally. And it is toxic once it enters the bloodstream.
Hence, it can cause damage in the:
Many of you know that fish is brain food. And it is one of the best nutrient-rich food around.
This is because methyl-mercury can enter the placenta, where it can enter the fetus’ brain.
Hence, learning deficits and other types of developmental problems can arise. Also, the data from studies conducted shows one in six women in the U.S. had unsafe levels of mercury.
Yes, it is true. At least one in three children is at risk for exposure to mercury in the womb. According to an EPA study released in February 2004, the mercury in the umbilical cord is high.
Also, it showed pregnant women eating two meals of six ounces of fish per week had a 50/50 chance of the fetus dosing methyl mercury. So this is different from the previous government statement.
Then they said it was fine for a pregnant woman to eat two six-ounce servings of fish per week. But many scientists say that is not considered safe.
El Torro Air Station, MCHS Tustin, and Camp Lejune have all had issues with toxic mercury. And that has gotten reported through the years. Even as late as 2012, 12 pounds of elemental mercury got discovered in one Marine Corps. Base.
Also, the water treatment plant at that base was offline for several weeks. All the while, the mercury clean-up took place. In the end, military and federal officials determined the contamination’s probable cause.
Ultimately, they asserted it was due to the removal of some water pressure meters in the 1980s. And they claimed that these meters contained elemental mercury.
If you or a family member got subjected to mercury, it isn’t good. It may be possible to recover damages. Consulting the Ehline Law Firm website enables you to get educated.
But now it’s time to find the right lawyer for your mercury poisoning case. So that way, you can learn about your rights and legal options to pursue. Ehline Law Firm offers a free consultation to discuss your situation. Discuss your case with a mercury poisoning attorney toll-free at (213) 596-9642.
Citations: Health Effects – U.S. EPA: https://www.epa.gov/mercury/effects.htm Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products – FDA Website: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/mercury-poisoning-linked-skin-products? Marine Base Mercury Poisoning: https://www.sciencecorps.org/Veteranshealth/
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