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.
Battery Ingestion Battery ingestion commonly occurs in children five years of age and younger, and in the elderly. Symptoms of battery ingestion include vomiting, gagging, abdominal pain, fever, rash, dark or bloody stools, irritability, drooling, and difficulty breathing. If you or someone you know has ingested a battery, go to the nearest emergency department for medical care.
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