Vol. 29 (5) 2008 Neuro endocrinology letters

Mercury in human hair as an indicator of the fish consumption.

OBJECTIVES: Mercury and most of its compounds are extremely toxic and should be handled with care. It can be inhaled and absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes. The most toxic forms of mercury are its organic compounds such as dimethylmercury and methylmercury. Fish have a natural tendency to accumulate mercury. Methylmercury is.....