Nomination Summary for Mercury (N20206)

Nominated Substances: Mercury

Nomination Date: 12/26/2001

Nominator: Private Individual

Rationale: The nominator is concerned about potential adverse health effects of exposure to elemental mercury vapor released from amalgam fillings. Much attention has been focused on this issue and in general, no consistent adverse effects for this exposure scenario other than contact hypersensitivity have been observed in humans.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: No Testing


Agents and Status

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CASRN: 7439-97-6

Agent Name: Mercury

  • No studies are available.