Mercury, Blood #636
The primary clinical utility of blood mercury is the determination of abnormal exposures seen at levels over 20 µg/L. Mercury is absorbed via the respiratory tract (mercury vapors), skin, and gastrointestinal tract. Mercury poisoning can cause kidney damage. The chronic effect of mercury poisoning includes inflammation of mouth and gums, loosening of the teeth, kidney damage, nervousness, depression, and spasms.
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