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Mercury as a health hazard.
  1. H A Curtis,
  2. S D Ferguson,
  3. R L Kell,
  4. A H Samuel


    Pink disease has virtually disappeared since teething powders were withdrawn. We describe a case in a boy who was exposed to metallic mercury vapour. We discuss the potential health hazard of spilled elemental mercury in the house and the difficulties of removing it from the environment.

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