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Main Title A review of the physiological impact of mercurials /
Author Ferens, M. Catherine,
CORP Author Savannah River Ecology Lab., Aiken, S.C.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-660/3-73-022; EPA-R-800510
Stock Number PB-234 644
OCLC Number 01902388
Subjects Mercury--Physiological effect. ; Mercury--Toxicology. ; Mercury in the body.
Additional Subjects Mercury poisoning ; Toxicology ; Reviews ; Mercury organic compounds ; Toxic diseases ; Brain ; Biochemistry ; Cells(Biology) ; Kidney ; Plants(Botany) ; Mercury inorganic compounds ; Growth ; Physiological effects ; Central nervous system ; Metabolism ; Absorption(Biology) ; Photosynthesis ; Tricarboxylic acid cycle
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/3-73-022 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/22/2014
EJBD  EPA 600/3-73-022 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/12/2006
ELBD  EPA 660-3-73-022 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/25/1998
ERAD  EPA 660/3-73-022 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/18/2013
NTIS  PB-234 644 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 54 pages ; 27 cm.
Literature on the biological effects of mercurials was reviewed with the purpose of understanding impact on individual organisms in terms of biochemical or cellular damage. Mercurialism is manifested primarily in kidney or brain damage in animals and in growth reduction in plants. Exposure to inorganic mercury compounds usually results in kidney damage while alkyl mercurialism is characterized by brain damage; however, some degree of both kidney and neurological injury results from exposure to either category of mercurials. Kidney injury is due apparently to damage of Kreb's cycle enzymes, thus reducing available energy to actively resorbtions. Impaired protein synthesis as well as reduction in activity of Kreb's cycle enzymes may be important in brain damage resulting from mercury poisoning.
"February 1974." "Project officer, Dr. Harvey W. Holm, Southeast Environmental Research Laboratory." U.S. G.P.O. sales statement incorrect in publication. Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-54). Prepared for Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency