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17:02 EDT 29th March 2017 | BioPortfolio

Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative that has been used for decades in the United States in multi-dose vials (vials containing more than one dose) of some vaccines to prevent the growth of germs, bacteria and fungi, that can contaminate them.

What are preservatives and why are they sometimes used in vaccines?

Preservatives have been used in vaccines for more than 70 years and are added to vaccines to prevent the growth of bacteria or fungi that could possibly make the vaccine in multi-dose vials unsafe. This may occur when a syringe needle enters a vial as a vaccine is being prepared for administration. Contamination by germs in a vaccine could cause serious infections.

Source: CDC

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Thimerosal exposure and disturbance of emotions specific to childhood and adolescence: A case-control study in the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) database.

This study evaluated Thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines and the risk of a diagnosis called disturbance of emotions specific to childhood and adolescence (ED). Thimerosal is an organic-mercury (H...

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Patch testing data indicate that the 5 most prevalent contact allergens out of more than 3700 that are known are: nickel (14.3% of patients tested), fragrance mix (14%), the topical antibiotic neomyci...

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Protein Sciences Gears Up to Combat Pandemic Influenza Due to Recent Outbreaks in China

MERIDEN, Conn., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of the growing concern over recent Avian Influenza outbreaks in China, Protein Sciences Corporation, maker of the highly effective Flublok® Inf...

Robert F. Kennedy: The vaccine industry OWNS the media and controls...

In a press conference announcing a $100,000 challenge for anyone who can find a peer-reviewed scientific study proving the safety of the mercury-containing vaccine additive thimerosal , Robert F. Kenn...

Prove the scientific consensus and win a prize: A time-dishonored PR ploy used by cranks, quacks, and pseudoscientists (Robert F. Kennedy Jr. edition)

Last week, antivaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. teamed up with Robert De Niro to issued a challenge to provide one scientific study that proves thimerosal in vaccines is safe, with a cash prize...

Trump Vaccine Commission Still a Go, says Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy Jr, who believes the vaccine preservative thimerosal has led to an uptick in neurodevelopmental disorders in children, says a vaccine safety commission under Trump is still a go. M...

RFK Jr.: Trump planning vaccine commission

President Trump will ask prominent vaccine safety skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lead a planned commission to study vaccine safety, Kennedy said Wednesday. Commission members will include "household...

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. announces the World Mercury Project's $100,000 challenge with goal of stopping use of highly toxic mercury in vaccines.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Chairman of the World Mercury Project (WMP), announced a $100,000 challenge today aimed at putting an end to including mercury, a ...

Protein Sciences Zika Vaccine Shows Good Results in Preclinical Testing

MERIDEN, Conn., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation, a leading vaccine development company and maker of Flublok Influenza Vaccine®, announced today that its lead protein b...

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Research in Skin Inflammation

This study will examine the production of proteins called chemokines in inflammatory skin reactions. It is thought that chemokines attract or recruit white blood cells from the blood stre...

Mercury Levels in Premature and LBW Infants Receiving Thimerosal-containing Vaccines

The goal of the study is to find out how much mercury is in the blood, urine, and stools of premature and low birth weight infants who have received standard childhood vaccines that are gi...

Clinical Evaluation of T.R.U.E. TEST® Fragrance Mix and Thimerosal Allergens:Bioequivalence of PVP Formulations

An open, prospective, multi-center study to evaluate the bioequivalence of polyvinylpyrrolidone formulations of T.R.U.E. TEST fragrance mix and thimerosal allergens.

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

An ethylmercury-sulfidobenzoate that has been used as a preservative in VACCINES; ANTIVENINS; and OINTMENTS. It was formerly used as a topical antiseptic. It degrades to ethylmercury and thiosalicylate.

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