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How do other illnesses affect mercury poisoning?

Mercury poisoning affects the major systems of the human body, especially the nervous system, kidneys, and lungs. Therefore, mercury poisoning may be particularly dangerous for people who are already ill or have certain chronic conditions. For example, people with compromised immune systems, impaired kidney function, or sensitivity to heavy metals, such as mercury and lead, may have stronger reactions to mercury poisoning than people without those problems.

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