Nicole Murphy mercury poisoning

Eddie Murphy's ex-wife Nicole Murphy posted the above photo to her Instagram page, along with a message to raise awareness of mercury poisoning.

Nicole Murphy mercury poisoning

Mercury can be found in many common household items including glass thermometers, batteries, fluorescent lightbulbs, etc.

Causes

The main cause of mercury Poisoning is consuming a diet of fish or foods that contains high levels of selenium and mercury. Exposure to mercury can also come from breathing contaminated air (fumes from burning charcoal) or from direct exposure to mercury when working in laboratories, dentist's offices, clinics, hospitals, etc.

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Gia Allemand in critical condition

Update II: ZMT has learned Gia Allemand hung herself... or someone else did it to make it look like she hung herself.

Update: Gia Allemand, who starred on season 14 of "The Bachelor," has died E! News reports.

Allemand, 29, was taken to University Hospital "following a serious emergency medical event" on Monday night, ABC said in a statement.

Allemand's mother and boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans, were with her when she passed away today. "On behalf of the family, we kindly ask for privacy at this time," the family said in a statement. Allemand is reportedly on life support.

There is still no word on the medical emergency that caused her death.

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