Toxicological Profile for Mercury
Draft for Public Comment
Comments available at Regulations.gov
Public Comment Period Closed on July 26, 2022
Toxicological Profile Information
The ATSDR toxicological profile succinctly characterizes the toxicology and adverse health effects information for the toxic substance described therein. Each peer-reviewed profile identifies and reviews the key literature that describes a substance's toxicological properties.
A useful two page information sheet, the ToxFAQs™,
is also available.
Toxicological Profile Access
In order to access the ATSDR toxicological profile PDF files below, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may download that program free from Adobe.
Complete Profilepdf icon[PDF - 8.3 MB]
Prefacepdf icon[PDF - 847 KB]
1. Relevance to Public Healthpdf icon[PDF - 574 KB]
2. Health Effectspdf icon[PDF - 6.4 MB]
3. Toxicokinetics, Susceptible Populations, Biomarkers, Chemical Interactionspdf icon[PDF - 689 KB]
4. Chemical and Physical Informationpdf icon[PDF - 198 KB]
5. Potential for Human Exposurepdf icon[PDF - 2.1 MB]
6. Adequacy of the Databasepdf icon[PDF - 377 KB]
7. Regulations and Advisoriespdf icon[PDF - 101 KB]
8. Referencespdf icon[PDF - 847 KB]
Appendicespdf icon[PDF - 1.9 MB]
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 2022. Toxicological
Profile for Mercury (Draft for Public Comment). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Public Health Service.
All ATSDR toxicological profile PDF files are electronic conversions from other electronic text files. This conversion may have resulted in character translation or format errors.
Regulations or guidelines may change. Please check with the appropriate agency for any changes to the regulations or guidelines cited.
Where can I get more information?
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For more information, contact:
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Office of Innovation and Analytics, Toxicology Section
4770 Buford Highway
Chamblee, GA 30341-3717
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO 888-232-6348 (TTY)
Email: Contact CDC-INFO
ATSDR can also tell you the location of occupational and environmental health clinics. These clinics specialize in recognizing, evaluating, and treating illnesses resulting from exposure to hazardous substances.