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Fri Jan 13 01:48:57 CST 2006
On 1/11/2006 at 12:58 PM BjÃ¸rn Vermo wrote:
>Back when I studied chemistry, mercury was considered harmful but not very
>dangerous. Then, new biology research proved it to be one of the most
>hazardous metals because it takse very small amounts of organic mercury
>compounds to cause permanent damage. I think much of that resarch started
>after the Minemoto disaster in Japan.
Organic mercury I could believe. There was a story awhile back about a
Dartmouth chemistry professor who managed to spill a few drops of dimethyl
mercury on her latex gloves with tragic results:
I think you mean "Minamata Bay Disease" which was a tragic episode that
involved methylmercury in fish eaten by residents. There was also an Iraq
episode back in the 1970's that involved grain treated with methyl mercury
as a fungicide.
>From everything I've read, inorganic mercury as well as the elemental
metal are far less dangerous.
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