Mercury Poisoning Topic Guide
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.
Poison Proofing Your Home Poison proofing your home is one of the most important ways to protect your family and pets from an accidental poisoning from solids (pills, plants, fertilizers), liquids (medicine, soap, household cleaners), insecticide sprays and paints, and odors such as carbon monoxide and paint stripper. Have the poison control center phone numbers and information readily available in case of an accidental poisoning. Information about when to seek medical care is also included in the information.
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