E Minamata disease Q&A

Mercury in human body

Q6: When exposed to a large amount of methylmercury, what treatment is effective?

A6: First, methylmercury excretion must be accelerated.

Commentary:
There are several antidotes to stimulate methylmercury excretion.
When the exposure is identified treatment using them must be carried out immediately.
This treatment will minimize the neural damage in later periods.