Quantitative Perspectives on the Long-Term Toxicity of Methylmercury and Similar Poisons

  • Bernard Weiss
  • William Simon
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 5)


A number of toxic contaminants in our environment act on the central nervous system. Metals such as mercury, lead, and manganese have been recognized for many years as central nervous system poisons. Their presence in our environment may pose hazards which are difficult to specify because the changes in function produced by relatively low, but chronic, levels may unfold only gradually and subtly in ways that current methods of behavioral assessment are unprepared to evaluate. The actions of methylmercury are a cogent example.


Excess Rate Methyl Form Quantitative Perspective Swedish National Institute Penetrate Brain Wound 
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  • Bernard Weiss
    • 1
  • William Simon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation Biology and Biophysics and the Division of BiomathematicsUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA

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