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Elemental mercury and inorganic mercury compounds : human health aspects

Author: J RisherWorld Health Organization.United Nations Environment Programme.International Labour Organisation.Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals.All authors
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization, 2003.
Series: Concise international chemical assessment document, 50.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mercury is a metallic element that occurs naturally in the environment. There are three primary categories of mercury and its compounds: elemental mercury, which may occur in both liquid and gaseous states; inorganic mercury compounds, including mercurous chloride and organic mercury compounds. In this book, effects on human health by elemental mercury and inorganic mercury compounds is described  Read more...
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Risher, J.
Elemental mercury and inorganic mercury compounds.
Geneva : World Health Organization, 2003
(OCoLC)956628949
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Risher; World Health Organization.; United Nations Environment Programme.; International Labour Organisation.; Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals.; International Program on Chemical Safety.
ISBN: 9789241530507 9241530502
OCLC Number: 53464584
Language Note: Summaries in French and Spanish.
Notes: "Published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organization, and the World Health Organization, and produced within the framework of the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals."
"ICPS, International Programme on Chemical Safety"--Cover.
Description: iv, 61 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Contents: Identity and physical/chemical properties --
Analytical methods --
Sources of human exposure --
Environmental transport, distribution, and transformation --
Environmental levels and human exposure --
Comparative kinetics and metabolism in laboratory animals and humans --
Effects on laboratory mammals and in vitro test systems --
Effects on humans --
Effects evaluation --
Previous evaluations by international bodies.
Series Title: Concise international chemical assessment document, 50.
Responsibility: first draft prepared by J.F. Risher.

Abstract:

Mercury is a metallic element that occurs naturally in the environment. There are three primary categories of mercury and its compounds: elemental mercury, which may occur in both liquid and gaseous states; inorganic mercury compounds, including mercurous chloride and organic mercury compounds. In this book, effects on human health by elemental mercury and inorganic mercury compounds is described concisely.--Publisher's description.

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