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Ethanol-increased exhalation of mercury in mice.
  1. J D Dunn,
  2. T W Clarkson,
  3. L Magos


    CBA/J mice injected three days beforehand with 203HgCl2 were given ethanol or water by gavage and placed in a chamber designed to collect exhaled mercury. Ethanol treatment led to an eight-fold increase of counts accumulated on a filter over a four-hour period, compared with water-treated mice. The mercury-collection apparatus tested for extracorporeal contribution of volatilised mercury indicated that the counts originated from the air exhaled by the mice.

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