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Material Safety Data Sheet - Mercury.


INHALATION: CAS NO 7439-97-6 Prepared to U.S. OSHA, CMA, ANSI and Canadian WHMIS Standards Material Safety Data Sheet. Long-term exposures to mercury vapours present a severe health hazard. When inhaled, Mercury will cross the blood-brain barrier and become oxidized to the Hg(II) oxidation state. The oxidized species of Mercury cannot cross the blood-brain barrier and thus accumulates in the brain. Mercury in other organs is removed slowly from the body via the kidneys.



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