ethylmercury

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ethylmercury

an organic radical used extensively in agriculture as a basis for fungicides.

ethylmercury chloride
this antifungal seed dressing is capable of causing organic mercury poisoning.
ethylmercury iodide
used in agriculture as a fungicidal seed dressing. Can cause mercury poisoning.
ethylmercury phosphate
used as a fungistatic seed dressing; seed consumed by animals or humans causes organic mercury poisoning.
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World Health Organization officials welcomed the approval of the treaty, which included an exception allowing the continued use of thimerosal, or ethyl-mercury, as a preservative in vaccines.
Because of opposite effects on the central nervous system, the combination of breast-feeding and ethyl-mercury may influence neurodevelopmental outcomes.
Although the half-life of ingested methyl mercury is longer than injected ethyl-mercury, the authors of this study do not make the leap that one mercury compound is less or more toxic than the other.
These findings provide further evidence that exposure to ethyl-mercury in thimerosal does not explain the increased prevalence of autism in recent years.