is broken down in the body to thiosalicylate and ethylmercury.
, some people have had concerns about other vaccine ingredients in relation to ASD as well.
The vaccine they were about to give baby Alec listed thimerosal
on the vial.
, a mercury derivative), egg proteins, gelatin or latex.
Today, the US Government and the World Health Organization defend the ongoing use of Thimerosal
, the highly toxic mercury-based vaccine preservative, based on a handful of industry-sponsored statistical studies, including Thorsen's.
Drug manufacturers began removing the mercury-containing thimerosal
from most childhood vaccines, with the exception of some influenza vaccines, in 2001.
Despite its known toxicology, Hg compounds (inorganic and organic) are still used in medicinal products all over the world: eastern traditional medicine (15), whitening and skin care products mainly in African countries (16) and as a preservative in immunogens in the form of thimerosal
and does not contain the preservative thimerosal
or an immune boosting substance known as an adjuvant, Fauci said.
Researchers point out that even though study after study has found no link between the vaccine stabilizer thimerosal
and autism, thimerosal
-free injectable versions of the flu vaccine are available for those who have lingering concerns.
There is no evidence that thimerosal
(which contains mercury) - used as a preservative in vaccine packaged in multi-dose vials - is harmful to a pregnant woman or a foetus.
The collection is a plea to the medical community to demand the release of clinical studies showing a link between the ever-increasing number of children suffering from autism and the amount of thimerosal
, an ethylmercury preservative, they receive every time they are given an immunization.
Beginning with the idea that the MMR vaccine caused autism and moving to thimerosal
and finally, too many vaccines causing autism, Dr.
Seven studies from five countries found autism rates to be unaffected by the presence or absence of thimerosal
Apparently the ruling does not affect those making slightly different claims, such as that the preservative thimerosal
alone is to blame.
Yet no epidemiological studies support this assertion; in fact, the rate of autism has continued to increase since thimerosal
was removed from childhood vaccines in 2001.