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Thiomersal is a very toxic compound which is harmful by inhalation and ingestion. It is a neoplastigen and a teratogen. Thiomersal is also dangerous for the environment.

EDF Recognized: Developmental Toxicant,.EDF Suspected: Immunotoxicant, Kidney Toxicant, Skin or Sense Organ Toxicant.

Wikipedia.com: Online encylcopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thimerosol

Chemical descriptions:

Unites States National Library of Medicine: PubChem
http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/summary/summary.cgi?cid=407294

Toxicity
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=search&DB=pubmed&term=%22Thimerosal%2ftoxicity%22[Mesh%20Terms%3anoexp

Poisoning
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=search&DB=pubmed&term=%22Thimerosal%2fpoisoning%22[Mesh%20Terms%3anoexp

Adverse effects
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=search&DB=pubmed&term=%22Thimerosal%2fadverse%20effects%22[Mesh%20Terms%3anoexp

Scorecard: Pollution Information site
http://www.scorecard.org/chemical-profiles/summary.tcl?edf_substance_id=54%2d64%2d8

Present in these vaccines:
Recombivax
Tripedia
Rabies Vaccine Adsorbed
Menomune
JE-VAX
HiB Titer
FluShield
Engerix B
Acel-Immune DtaP
FluLaval

a.k.a.
Ethyl(2-mercaptobenzoato-(2-)-O,S) mercurate(1-) sodium, Elcide, Mercurothiolate, Merfamin, Merthiolade, Merthiolate, Mertorgan, Merzonin, Merzonin sodium, Sodium ethylmercuric thiosalicylate, ethyl mercuri thiosalicylic acid, Sodium merthiolate, Thimerosal, Thimerosalate, Thiomersalate, Vitaseptol.

 

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