• vaccines
  • A small but groundbreaking study of infants who received vaccines containing a mercury-based preservative has found that the levels of mercury in their blood were well within the federal safety limits. (sfgate.com)
  • The preservative, thimerosal, is no longer used in U.S. vaccines for infants younger than 6 months old, but the issue is important to parents of children who did receive thimerosal-containing vaccines as infants and are now autistic. (sfgate.com)
  • kills
  • Chemically related to nisin, a preservative already used in cheese, bisin apparently kills E. coli, salmonella and listeria so effectively that foods (not fruits or vegetables though, since different biology is at work in their decomposition ) that have been treated with it could, in theory, last almost indefinitely. (phys.org)
  • risks
  • Several wood preservatives are registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), each with different uses and potential risks. (ufl.edu)
  • life
  • A new blood preservative discovered by physicians at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center may speed the recoveries of heart attack and stroke victims and lengthen the shelf life of donated blood. (chicagotribune.com)
  • work
  • Whether or not these negative claims can be substantiated with sound science, the discussion surrounding them rages on, motivating some suppliers and formulators to work toward paraben-free or preservative-free alternatives. (cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)
  • Time
  • The belief is that by extending the test time, slow-growing or preservative-damaged microorganisms would have ample opportunity to recover and grow if they were capable, according to a revitalizing phenomenon known as "the phoenix effect. (cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)
  • This paper will present an alternative testing approach using a conventional microbial challenge technique that is capable of reducing the test cycle time from four weeks to 14 days without the loss of sensitivity or impeding the predictability of long-term preservative efficacy effects. (cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)