mercurous chloride

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Recent Examples on the Web Over the last nine years, there have been over 60 poisonings linked to a foreign brand, unlabeled, or homemade skin creams that contained toxic chemicals like mercury, mercurous chloride or calomel in California. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "California Woman in a Coma After Using Face Cream Laced with Mercury: It's 'Extremely Dangerous'," 12 Sep. 2019 In California alone, there have been over 60 poisonings in the last nine years linked to foreign-brand, unlabeled or homemade skin creams that contained a less toxic form of mercury, mercurous chloride or calomel, the statement said. NBC News, "California woman in semi-comatose state due to mercury poisoning from Mexican skin cream," 12 Sep. 2019

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1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Mercurous chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercurous%20chloride. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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mercurous chloride

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