• multi-dose
  • Thimerosal prevents the rest of a multi-dose vial from getting contaminated with bacteria or fungi each time a dose is used. (newsmax.com)
  • If we had to take the thimerosal out of those multi-dose vials, we're having a hard time completing the task of getting every kid immunized now, that would add a tremendous burden," Cooper said - and more children would probably die as a result. (newsmax.com)
  • Citing medical and scientific consensus that thiomersal in vaccines posed no safety issues, but that eliminating the preservative in multi-dose vaccines, primarily used in developing countries, will lead to high cost and a requirement for refrigeration which the developing countries can ill afford, the UN's final decision is to exclude thiomersal from the treaty. (wikipedia.org)
  • disorders
  • However, a growing number of physicians, scientists and parents maintain that thimerosal has played, and continues to play a large role in contributing to the emergence of multiple chronic illnesses in children and adults, including the neurological spectrum disorders. (nvic.org)
  • harm
  • Subsequently an awful lot of effort has been put into trying to sort out whether thimerosal causes any harm to kids, and the bottom line is basically, it doesn't look as if it does," Cooper, who wrote a commentary published with the AAP's statement, told Reuters Health. (newsmax.com)
  • children
  • In 2008, children are still being injected with thimerosal-containing vaccines, and old stocks of thimerosal-containing vaccines manufactured by 1999 continued to be administered to children up to 2003. (nvic.org)
  • However, "We need this exception because thimerosal is so vital for protecting children. (newsmax.com)
  • When US politicians raised the issue in Congress, an inquiry was set in motion that revealed vaccinated children received 187.5 μg of this compound by six months and 237 μg by two years of age, clearly exceeding safe limits by a very wide margin. (blogspot.com)
  • Drugs
  • By 1938, Lilly's assistant director of research listed thiomersal as one of the five most important drugs ever developed by the company. (wikipedia.org)
  • evidence
  • There was a wide range of opinions on the urgency and significance of the safety of thiomersal, with some toxicologists suggesting there was no clear evidence that thiomersal was harmful and other participants like Neal Halsey, director of the Institute of Vaccine Safety at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, strongly advocating removal of thiomersal from vaccines due to possible safety risks. (wikipedia.org)
  • preparations
  • Thiomersal was introduced as a preservative in the 1930s to prevent the growth of infectious organisms such as bacteria and fungi, and has been in use in vaccines and other products such as immunoglobulin preparations and ophthalmic and nasal solutions. (wikipedia.org)
  • safety
  • House committee pointed out, the FDA has never required industry to conduct extensive safety studies on thimerosal. (organicconsumers.org)
  • Perhaps the reason that the drug companies want thimerosal-containing vaccines to be used up rather than destroyed has more to do with potential legal liability than it does with safety. (organicconsumers.org)
  • Earlier this year, the WHO said replacing thimerosal with an alternative preservative could affect vaccine safety and might cause some vaccines to become unavailable. (newsmax.com)
  • During a televised interview to prepare the American public for a massive campaign to inoculate the population for the H1N1 flu virus, President Obama's HHS Secretary, Dr. Kathleen Sebelius, told the nation, "study after study, scientist after scientist, has determined that there really is no safety risk with thimerosal. (infowars.com)
  • Instead it would have been proper for her to inform the nation that "study after study of spurious and flawed research that would likely never pass a graduate school examination, scientist after scientist affiliated or with financial ties to the vaccine industry now dominating our academies and health agencies, have determined that there really is no safety risk with thimerosal. (infowars.com)
  • However
  • Mercury, however, is still on the list of global health hazards to be banned in a draft treaty from the United Nations Environment Program - which would mean a ban on thimerosal. (newsmax.com)
  • study
  • Thiomersal is, in fact, so toxic that according to Professor Boyd Haley, no study can ever be designed to prove it safe. (blogspot.com)
  • release
  • Thimerosal interacts with the Ca2+ release channel ryanodine receptor from skeletal muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum. (whale.to)