Mercury is a fascinating metal that is perhaps best known for being in a liquid state even at room temperature. A lot of people will remember the days when mercury was used in thermometers. It is not used in thermometers so much nowadays, though, for quite a dark reason.
Mercury, if ingested in too high quantities, is toxic to us. It is found naturally in the food that we eat but only usually in small quantities that are harmless to us. Pollution, however, is causing fish and other animals to ingest high levels of mercury, and this can be ingested by us.
Here’s a look at some of the symptoms of mercury poisoning.
Symptom #1: Headache
If you get a headache then it is not likely that you will be rushing to the hospital to find out why. Headaches are a very common symptom and are usually passed off as just one of those things. Fortunately, that is just what they are a lot of the time. But not always.
If you have a headache that is persistent and/or more severe than usual, then it could be a sign that you have mercury poisoning. You are unlikely to suspect mercury poisoning from the headache alone, but the other symptoms can help reach a diagnosis. You should always see a doctor if you have a headache and you feel as though something is not right.