Food Poisoning Topic Guide
Food Poisoning: Food poisoning is caused by viruses, bacteria, toxins, parasites, or chemicals that have contaminated food or drinking water. Symptoms of food poisoning include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, fever, abdominal cramping, dehydration, rectal bleeding, and bloating. Food poisoning usually can be cared for at home. In some instances (severe dehydration) a person may be hospitalized for treatment.
Mercury Poisoning Mercury poisoning can be found in several forms including inhaled, vapor, organic, inorganic, etc. Examples of sources of mercury poisoning include environmental, mercury thermometers, medication, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, and more. Symptoms of mercury poisoning include mood swings, insomnia, headache, muscle twitching, tremors, and more. Treatment for mercury poisoning depends on the type and amount of exposure.
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