Mercury (Inorganic)

CAS Number

7439-97-6

Synonym(s)

Colloidal mercury; Hydrargyrum; Inorganic mercury compounds; Liquid silver; Mercury; NCI-C60399; Quicksilver

Occurence(s)/Use(s)

Thermometers, barometers, mirrors, lubricant, laboratory reagent; catalyst in oxidation of organic compounds, extraction of gold and silver from ores; manufacture of pulp, paper, switching devices, chlorine, caustic soda; component of batteries, dental amalgams; component of tobacco smoke

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Mercury

Acute RELs

Acute REL (μg/m3): 
0.6
Species: 
Rat
Acute REL Toxicologic Endpoint: 
Reproductive/ development (central nervous system disturbances)
Acute REL Target Organs: 
Reproductive/ development
Severity: 
Severe
Last Acute REL Revision: 
2008
Acute Reference Exposure Levels Comments: 

8-Hour RELs

8-Hour Inhalation REL (μg/m3): 
0.06
Last 8-Hour REL Revision: 
2008
8-Hour Reference Exposure Levels Comments: 

Chronic REL

Chronic Inhalation REL (μg/m3): 
0.03 (inhalation); 0.16 μg/kg BW-day (oral)
Chronic Target Organs: 
Inhalation and oral: Nervous system, kidney, development
Human Data: 
Yes
Last Chronic REL Revision: 
2008
Chronic Reference Exposure Levels Comments: