Mercury Salts, Inorganic
Systematic Review Protocol for the Inorganic Mercury Salts IRIS Assessment (Preliminary Assessment Materials)
Human exposure to inorganic mercury salts can occur both in occupational and environmental settings. Occupations with higher risk of exposure to mercury and its salts include mining, electrical equipment manufacturing, and chemical and metal processing in which mercury is used. In the general population, exposure to mercuric chloride can occur through the dermal route from the use of soaps and creams or topical antiseptics and disinfectants. Exposure may also occur from consuming outdated medicinal products, such as laxatives, worming medications, and teething powders.
|EPA released the IRIS Assessment Plan (IAP) for Inorganic Mercury Salts for public comment and review. [Federal Register Notice Oct 8, 2019]
|EPA hosted a public science meeting to discuss preliminary meeting materials for inorganic mercury salts.
|EPA released the Systematic Review Protocol for the Inorganic Mercury Salts IRIS Assessment (Preliminary Assessment Materials) for a 30-day public review and comment period.
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- Systematic Review Protocol for Inorganic Mercury Salts IRIS Assessment (Preliminary Assessment Materials) (PDF) (144 pp, 3.3 MB, about PDF)
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