• vaccine manufacturers
  • After the FDA Modernization Act of 1997 mandated a review and risk assessment of all mercury-containing food and drugs, vaccine manufacturers responded to FDA requests made in December 1998 and April 1999 to provide detailed information about the thiomersal content of their preparations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Now that most vaccines no longer contain thimerosal, they have to be stored in individual dose vials or pre-filled syringes - a system that's more expensive for vaccine manufacturers. (blogspot.com)
  • Lilly's
  • 5 The Eli Lilly Company, which first developed and manufactured thimerosal and owned the patent, knew from the start that thimerosal was unsafe-its testing consisted of administering the serum to 22 terminal meningitis patients, all of whom died within weeks of being injected-a fact not reported in Lilly's study. (scribd.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Attention by the news media has caused some parents to fear that thimerosal contained in vaccines might harm their children. (aappublications.org)
  • children
  • Several of the vaccines recommended routinely for children in the United States contain Thimerosal. (yourlawyer.com)
  • Last summer a goal was set for the removal or significant reduction of thimerosal as a preservative from all vaccines routinely administered to children in the first year of life. (whale.to)
  • 2 Some scientists believe that thimerosal in children's inoculations may even be the cause of the 100-point loss in scholastic aptitude scores among children born in the "Thimerosal Generation" (between 1989 and 2003). (scribd.com)
  • 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)
  • From the mid-1980s until 1999, as shots were added to the list of routine childhood immunizations, children in the United States were exposed to more and more thimerosal. (blogspot.com)
  • removal
  • 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)
  • Removal of thimerosal from vaccines was precipitated by an amendment to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Modernization Act, which was signed into law on November 21, 1997. (aappublications.org)
  • organic
  • Effects of thimerosal, an organic sulfhydryl modifying agent, on serotonin transport activity into rabbit blood platelets. (whale.to)
  • infants
  • At the time the FDA Modernization Act was passed, it was recommended that infants receive 3 different vaccines that contained thimerosal: diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP), hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib). (aappublications.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)
  • harmful
  • Some parents, alerted by stories in the news media or on the World Wide Web, are concerned that substances such as thimerosal, formaldehyde, aluminum, antibiotics, and gelatin are harmful. (aappublications.org)
  • 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)