Q3: Where does methylmercury go first after being absorbed from the small
A3: Methylmercury absorbed from the small intestine is initially transferred
to the liver.
Various nutrients absorbed from the small intestine are transferred to
the liver via the portal vein.
The liver is an organ that acts like a distribution center in the body,
from which nutrients are sent out to other organs such as the kidneys and
Methylmercury is transferred to the liver after being absorbed, and is
then sent out to the whole body via the same route as the nutrients (amino