new recommendations for using vaccines containing thimerosal
The Public Health Agency of Canada is offering new recommendations for using vaccines containing thimerosal.
Thimerosal in vaccines is used to kill organisms during manufacturing...and acts as a preservative in multi-dose vaccines.
Mercury concerns. Thimerosal is partially metabolized to ETHYLmercury. Many parents are concerned because mercury is a known neurotoxin. But the concern of mercury poisoning is with METHYLmercury...the type found in the fish we consume.