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Risk Factors for Mercury Poisoning Related to Cinnabar or Cinnabarite

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Cinnabar (cinnabarite) is a red-colored mineral that is mercury(II) sulfide (HgS). It is a toxic compound that has been known since antiquity. Exposure may be followed by acute or chronic mercury poisoning.

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