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Mercury in Fish and Environment: Health Effects

Mercury is a highly poisonous silvery metallic element that is included in the World Health Organisation’s list of ten chemicals of major public concern. This heavy metal is liquid at room temperature, releasing toxic, odorless vapor into the air. Metallic mercury occurs rarely in nature. Mercury is mostly present in the form of mercury sulfide (cinnabar), which is used to produce elemental mercury. Methylmercury, found mainly in fish and shellfish, happens to be the most […]