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Questions tagged [mercury]

The chemical element with atomic number 80 and symbol Hg. The only metal liquid at room temperature. Known the the ancients as it sometimes occurs natively in the environment. Vapour and many compounds are toxic.

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Can mercury inhalation from dental amalgams cause Alzheimer's disease?

We can read here: In fact, some scientists believe that vapor inhalation from dental amalgams can cause Alzheimer's disease in certain genetically predisposed individuals, although the safety of ...
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What do we know about red mercury?

My friend, known as a liar, came to me two days ago and told stories about red mercury, something I never heard about. Could do magic, the pharaohs used it. 1 kg worth 30 million dollars, used in ...
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Is there a link between mercury poisoning and attention deficits in children?

From the campaign biography of Dr. Jill Stein, U.S. 2012 presidential candidate for the Green Party: [Jill] played a key role in the effort to get the Massachusetts fish advisories updated to ...
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Are silver dental fillings safe?

Are silver tooth fillings safe for a person's health? My dentist says they are safe for my health. My general practitioner has no opinion on the matter. Some countries have banned or restricted ...
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Does elemental mercury give off toxic vapor?

This video claims to show mercury giving off a steady stream of toxic vapor when viewed with a UV light. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JABbofwD3MI There is also a Reddit discussion about this video....
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How dangerous is a broken compact fluorescent lamp (CFL)?

The energy-saving compact fluorecent lamps (CFLs) contain some amount of mercury. If they break, it might be released. I've heard claims that they are really dangerous, and claims that the amount of ...
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Is Chelation therapy effective for autism?

Especially in connection with claims that thiomersal in vaccines is responsible for cases of autism, I've read that removing mercury through chelation can help autistic children. Is there evidence ...