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Table 3 Total mercury concentrations measured in rat blood and lyophilized liver, kidney and feces

From: Co-administration of a Rhododendron tomentosum extract does not affect mercury tissue concentrations and excretion rate in methylmercury-treated adult male rats

  Control Labrador Tea Antibiotics MeHg MeHg + Labrador Tea MeHg + antibiotics
Blood (ppm) 0.0231 ± 0.0035 0.0262 ± 0.0019 0.0441 ± 0.0080* 76.4 ± 6.5 74.9 ± 10.5 98.1 ± 18.0*
Liver (ppm) 0.0235 ± 0.0028 0.0238 ± 0.0122 0.0348 ± 0.0068 53.1 ± 5.0 50.7 ± 13.2 45.5 ± 7.0
Kidney (ppm) 0.189 ± 0.027 0.202 ± 0.027 0.353 ± 0.055* 343.1 ± 24.5 334.8 ± 57.7 325.3 ± 48.9
Feces (ppm) 0.0208 ± 0.0090 0.0177 ± 0.0014 0.018 ± 0.010 16.4 ± 4.3 15.7 ± 3.5 5.4 ± 0.7*
  1. Mean ± SD of 6–7 animals per treatment group
  2. * Significantly different from control group or MeHg treatment group values (P < 0.05) as assessed by one-way ANOVA followed by Dunnett post hoc test