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Elemental Mercury Toxicity

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This webinar, originally presented on September 24, 2015, is part of an ongoing series of educational presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize common chemical forms of mercury 
  • Recognize common sources of elemental mercury 
  • Recognize symptoms attributable to severe elemental mercury toxicity 
  • Discuss proper clean-up strategies for mercury releases 
  • Discuss the best evidence related to mercury emissions from dental amalgam

Presented By:

Robert J. Geller, MD, FAAP, FACMT
Regional Director
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Dr. Robert Geller currently serves as Director of the Emory Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU), Medical Director of the Georgia Poison Center, and as the Division Director for General Pediatrics and Chief of Service of Emory University Department of Pediatrics at its Grady Health System campus. Dr. Geller is residency trained in pediatrics and clinical pharmacology/ toxicology, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics and the Sub-board in Medical Toxicology. He is the author of more than 50 publications, and is one of the editors of the text, “Safe and Healthy School Environments”.

Approximate Completion Time

60 minutes


This material was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: 1U61TS000237-02 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.

Training Material

  • Presentation
  • Presentation PDF
  • Post-Test