Methyl Mercury Poisoning - 384-308-19

Methyl Mercury Poisoning

A Public Health Menace

by Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC and Evamaria U Eskin, MD, MPH, FACOEM
(4.8 / 12 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Mercury poisoning still threatens people’s health and lives, and healthcare providers across various disciplines have much to learn about potential sources of poisoning, prevention, and assessment. In the general population, the presence of mercury in the food chain is still the most significant pathway for mercury exposure throughout the U.S. and the entire world. There is no known treatment to reverse the damage caused by this heavy metal element, found in liquid, solid, and vapor forms, making prevention an important public-health goal.


The goal of this continuing education module is to inform nurses, dietitians, health educators, laboratory professionals, and pharmacists about the threat of mercury poisoning in humans in the U.S. and around the world. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the properties of mercury, particularly in its most lethal form
  • List three questions to assess for exposure to mercury and three prevention strategies
  • List at least five signs and symptoms of methyl mercury poisoning
Level of Instruction: Basic

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians/nutritionists, health educators, laboratory professionals, pharmacists and physicians.
Laboratory professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #384).
384-308-19 "Methyl Mercury Poisoning" is approved 10/30/2019 to 10/31/2021.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 2/24/2003
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/17/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/31/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Eugene Gerard U - walnut creek, CA  ·  Dec 04, 2019
Mercury poisoning awareness in this course
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Kate W - Greeley, CO  ·  Nov 24, 2019
Interesting facts and information about methyl mercury poisoning.
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Pedrito D - commerce, CA  ·  Nov 13, 2019
an informative subject matter
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Noi H - san jose, CA  ·  Nov 09, 2019
valuable information about mercury poisoning.
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Fadwa B - Fairfield, CA  ·  Nov 08, 2019
This course is clear and interesting
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00