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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Despite the reputation that mercury is an extremely toxic substance, the report states that, "The FDA has never required manufacturers to conduct adequate safety testing on Thimerosal and ethylmercury compounds.