Mercury Poisoning (cont.)
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Important follow-up for all people exposed to mercury poisoning is to make sure that the mercury source of poisoning is completely removed or made inaccessible to everyone. This is sometimes difficult to accomplish if the source is industrial or environmental. Governmental regulatory agencies such as the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) or OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) may need to be contacted to insure public safety from mercury poisoning.
Many patients that get mercury poisoning, especially organic mercury poisoning, develop neurological deficits. These patients may be referred to a neurologist for additional follow-up care and rehabilitation.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2014
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