Monday, 18 February 2019


You may be familiar with the ones that ask for mercury, the danger of mercury contained in a substance that can be harmful to our body, where the substance of this compound is very dangerous, let's review what substances it contains.
Mercury is very popular in skin whitening products, which in a short time can make skin white, even though it is very dangerous when used.


mercury is corrosive to the skin, this means applying mercury to the skin can cause skin to become thin, and in health can cause damage to the digestive tract, nerve tract and kidneys.
In addition, mercury can also interfere with various organs of the body, such as the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and other immune systems.


1. elemental mercury
Inhaled mercury vapors most often cause poisoning, while ingested mercury elements do not cause toxic effects because of their low absorption, unless you have a fistula or abnormal gastrointestinal disease, or if the mercury is stored for a long time in the canal gastrointestinal.

Mercury that enters the body through blood vessels can cause pulmonary embolism (blockage of pulmonary arteries by free-released plaque).

Because it is fat soluble, elemental mercury is easily entered through the blood brain barrier and placenta. In the brain, mercury will accumulate in the cerebrum cortex (cerebellum) and cerebellum (cerebellum) so that it interferes with enzyme function and cell transport.

Metal heating of mercury forms mercury oxide vapor which is corrosive to the skin, mucous membranes of the eyes, mouth, and respiratory tract.

2. Inorganic mercury
This mercury is often absorbed through the digestive tract, lungs, and skin. High levels of short-term inorganic mercury exposure can cause kidney failure. While long-term exposure to low doses can cause proteinuria, nephrotic syndrome, and nephropathy associated with impaired immune systems.

3. Organic mercury
Especially in the form of alkyl short chains, methyl mercury can cause neuronal degeneration in the brain and result in numbness in the ends of the hands or feet, ataxia (irregular movements), joint pain, deafness, and narrowing of visibility. Methyl mercury can easily enter through the placenta and accumulate in the fetus which results in the death of the womb and cerebral palsy.

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