Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents Series 50

Elemental Mercury and Inorganic Mercury Compounds

Human Health Aspects

October 2003
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    1st October 2003
  • ISBN 9789241530507
  • Language English
  • Pages 65 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 12"

Mercury is a metallic element that occurs naturally in the environment. There are three primary categories of mercury and its compounds: elemental mercury, which may occur in both liquid and gaseous states; inorganic mercury compounds, including mercurous chloride and organic mercury compounds. In this book, effects on human health by elemental mercury and inorganic mercury compounds are described concisely.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.