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Category: Heavy Metals

Mercury Poisoning

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14 total views, no views today   Mercury is a natural substance present in the earth, but it is also produced in various industrial and medical uses. In our environment, the three forms of mercury present are: elemental metal – such as in mercury thermometers and dental fillings organic compound – mercury is converted by bacteria…

Lead

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84 total views, no views today     Lead exposure Lead can be found in batteries, cigarettes, paints and imported toys. Young children, pregnant women and people with an iron deficiency have a higher risk of lead poisoning. Very high levels of lead are uncommon in Australia but can be fatal. When absorbed into the body,…