|Thimerosal is Mercury|
Ever take you children for immunizations and watch the nurse, use a syringe to draw out of a larger vial, the amount needed? Ever wonder why, in a doctors office that no one worries about the vial becoming contaminated? Because of the preservative, Thimerosal, it doesn't. Any germs, bacteria or viruses, exposed to the thimerosal preservative dies. And your children may, too.
Thimerosal is the preservative used by vaccine manufacturers, and banned in every country, except our own! Eli Lilly and Company in the late 1920s and early 1930s began using it as the preservative against studies results. Thimerosal, 49.6 percent mercury by weight, is metabolized or degraded into ethylmercury and thiosalicylate. Mercury, or more precisely, ethylmercury, is the principle agent that kills contaminants. The Department of Defense classifies mercury as a hazardous material that could cause death if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Studies indicate that mercury tends to accumulate in the brains of primates and other animals after they are injected with vaccines. Mercury poisoning has been linked to cardiovascular disease, autism, seizures, mental retardation, hyperactivity, dyslexia and many other nervous system conditions. That's why the FDA rigorously limits exposure to mercury in foods and drugs. Some common sources of mercury include dental amalgam fillings, various vaccines and certain fish contaminated by polluted ocean waters.
Eli Lilly and Co. not liking the results of the FDA study, hired an independent company to do a new study. In 1930, the company hired it's own doctors to perform thimerosal experiments in Indianapolis City Hospital, on meningitis patients during a break out there. Findings from that study, still quoted in the company's brochures as recently as 1990 stated that "thimerosal of a very low order of toxicity....for man." Andrew Waters, who is involved in a lawsuit against Eli Lilly, claims that most critical studies on the toxicity of thimerosal were suppressed by the company until now.
Since 1999, the number of immunizations rose to 12 to 15 per child, the public finally became privy to the possible dangers of thimerosal. One 1999 study revealed that some infants, due to a genetic or developmental factor, lack the ability to eliminate mercury. Trace amounts of mercury in these infants, when accumulated over several vaccines, could pose a severe health risk. Some vaccines, such as vaccines for hepatitis B, contained as much as 12.5 micrograms of mercury per dose. That's more than 100 times the EPA's upper limit standard when administered to infants. Statistical evidence links thimerosal with nervous system disorders
In June 2000, federal officials and industry representatives were assembled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to discuss the disturbing evidence. According to Tom Verstraeten, an epidemiologist who had analyzed the data on the CDC's database, thimerosal appeared to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and other neurological disorders. Verstraeten told those at the meeting that a number of earlier studies indicate a link between thimerosal and speech delays, attention-deficit disorder, hyperactivity and autism.
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