Flu Vaccines containing ThimerosalSubmitted by think4yourself on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 11:52
NOTE: Thiomersal is the same as Thimerosal
I've been seeing the flu vaccination advertisments on TV and want to get the facts right so I can warn people of what I've heard. So I looked up Flu Vaccine on Wikipedia and under "Flu vaccine manufacturing" it says...
Most injection-based flu vaccines intended for adults in the United States still contain Thiomersal. Despite some controversy, the World Health Organization has concluded that there is no evidence of toxicity from thimerosal in vaccines and no reason on grounds of safety to change to more-expensive single-dose administration.
Then I looked at Thiomersal and found this...
Thiomersal (INN) (C9H9HgNaO2S), or sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate, commonly known in the United States as thimerosal, is an organomercury compound (approximately 49% mercury by weight) used as an antiseptic and antifungal agent.
Thiomersal is very toxic by inhalation, ingestion, and in contact with skin...
Few studies of the toxicity of thiomersal in humans have been performed. Animal experiments suggest that thiomersal rapidly dissociates to release ethylmercury after injection; that the disposition patterns of mercury are similar to those after exposure to equivalent doses of ethylmercury chloride; and that the central nervous system and the kidneys are targets...
Risk assessment for effects on the nervous system have been made by extrapolating from dose-response relationships for methylmercury. Methylmercury and ethylmercury distributes to all body tissues, crossing the blood-brain barrier and the placental barrier, and ethylmercury also moves freely throughout the body.
Then there's the sectoin on Autism, which says:
Many parents, and some scientists and doctors, believe there is a connection between thiomersal and autism. More than 5,000 U.S. families have filed claims in a federal vaccine court alleging autism was caused by vaccines, most implicating thiomersal . . . The federal government agreed to award damages in one case, to a girl who developed autistic-like symptoms after receiving a series of vaccines, some of which contained thiomersal.
There's a whole page on the Thiomersal Controversy.
I would like to convince people that they don't need to risk their health with vaccinations. I never have them. My grandparents never had. And we don't get sick. But of course, so many people want to trust the doctors, the pharma-industry, and their governments.
Can anyone add any more hard evidence to this? If we could compile the best information we could send mass-emails and spread the truth.