Q: Is there mercury (thimerosol) in my baby's vaccines?
There is no mercury in routine childhood vaccines. None. In 2001, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required vaccine manufacturers to stop using mercury preservatives in childhood vaccinations. The mercury that manufacturers had used, for example thimerosal, is ethyl mercury which is rapidly eliminated from the body. The only vaccine that still contains a mercury preservative is the flu vaccine that comes in a multi-dose vial. But the amount of mercury in a flu vaccine is five times less than in a tuna sandwich. A baby who breast feeds for six months gets 25 times more mercury than is in a single dose of flu vaccine. Mercury in vaccines is not dangerous, but there are single-dose flu vaccines available for young children and pregnant women, that don't contain any mercury.
So, if ethyl mercury was causing autism, you would see a significant drop in US children born since 2001. That is why we look to scientists for answers, and not crazies on AJ or groups led by playboy stars.
Yeah, I know, it is posted on a government site. The same government that is trying to bring you down. However, it is well sourced from independent references, and the journal it came from is independent. It is a long read, but worth it if you are just used to the negative press out there in the online social universe.
Last edited by brewengineer; May 6, 2013 at 12:37 PM.
I love how the vaccine conspiracy people bring their kids who never got vaccines to the hospital with diseases they never should have contracted. dumb bastards whine and complain and the docs say "i notice on the record that they never received their vaccines. we will do what we can for them but there are no guarantees"
there's a group, .01%ers that want to reduce the world population to 10%. getting rid of the "grazers". the queen of England's husband said that when he dies, he wants to be reincarnated as a deadly virus.