methylmercury

Alkylmercury compounds having methyl groups. Includes both mono- and dimethylmercury.

In fact, methylmercury is not a compound in itself but a cation, CH3Hg+, which forms one part of methylmercury compounds; usually methylmercury salts. Dimethylmercury is one methylmercury compound that is not a salt. The methylmercury cation is normally associated with either a simple anion, like chloride (Cl-), or a large molecule (e.g. a protein) with negative and positive charges. The methylmercury cation is the most toxic form of mercury, able to inhibit fetal brain development, which results in the behavioural changes and reduced cognitive and motor ability.




The term "methylmercury" was found in the following pages:

ERM-AE671: A new Certified Reference Material to make methylmercury measurements in food more reliable | EVISA's News
In vivo Quantification of the Transition of Brain Extracellular Mercury after Thimerosal Administration | EVISA's News
Precautionary approach to methylmercury needed | EVISA's News
Regulating Mercury Emissions from Power Plants: Will It Protect Our Health? | EVISA's News
Efficiency of some papillomavirus vaccines is reduced in the presence of thimerosal | EVISA's News
Brain Benefits of Aerobic Exercise Lost to Mercury Exposure | EVISA's News
FDA Lands in Court Over Mercury in Fish | EVISA's News
Report Finds Mercury Contamination Permeates Wildlife Systems | EVISA's News
Mercury in Fish is a Global Health Concern | EVISA's News
Link database: Illinois Teratogen Information Service: Methylmercury and Pregnancy
Using the right recipe for cooking rice reduces toxic inorganic arsenic content | EVISA's News
CEN calls for the development of standardised methods for the analysis of metal species in food | EVISA's News
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - ERM-CC580 -Total and methylmercury in estuarine sediment
Link database: EWG: Brain Food - Methylmercury in Fish
Certified Reference Materials for Chemical Speciation Analysis | EVISA's News
Int. Workshop on Harmonization of Mercury Measurements Methods and Models to Assess Source-Receptor Impact on Air Quality and Human Health | EVISA's Agenda of Events
New Report Shows High Levels of Mercury in Terrestrial Ecosystems | EVISA's News
Capabilities of EU labs to determine inorganic arsenic in food have improved | EVISA's News
Methyl mercury metabolism in man influenced by genetic factors | EVISA's News
Man is significantly contaminating oceans with mercury | EVISA's News