Mercury and trichloroethylene: Does human exposure to these have any adverse additive effect?

Recent study on rodents showed that co-exposure to mercury and trichloroethylene (an environmental pollutant) increases immunotoxicity of the trichloroethylene.
TEC is an environmental pollutant. The study showed that chronic exposure (of about 32 weeks) to occupationally relevant concentrations of the environmental pollutant trichloroethylene (TCE) induces autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) in autoimmune-prone mice.
In real-life, individuals are never exposed to only one chemical but a mixture of them and very little is known about the effects of chemical mixtures on the immune system.

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4 thoughts on “Mercury and trichloroethylene: Does human exposure to these have any adverse additive effect?

  1. In view that very little is known about exposure to a mixture of chemicals in humans, there is need for the PH specialists (more specifically the toxicologists) to run a study on that.

  2. AIH….this could explain some of the unexplained hepatitis often diagnosed by Physicians without any attributable cause. Serious!!!

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