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Adapted from A Small Dose of Toxicology, Steven Gilbert, 2011, Chapter 9; Adapted from Mercury Rising, Dan Olmsted, 2007, United Press International Inc. (> http://www2.citypaper.com/news/story.asp?id=13317); The Three Modern Faces of Mercury, Thomas Clarkson, Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Reviews, 2002 (> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1241144/pdf/ehp110s-000011.pdf ); Methylmercury Posioning in Iraq, Bakir, et al., Science, Vol. 20, 1973, pp. 230-241
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Global cases of mercury poisoning incidents
Mercury poisoning incidents. As elemental mercury is eligible for long distance transport, it can also accumulate in various forms. This figure illustrates its global distribution as well as the number of affected people along with the fatalities.