NoMercury is a philanthropic based venture whose mission is to educate policy makers, physicians and the public regarding the dangers associated with the use of Thimerosal (thiomersal), a mercury containing preservative used in vaccines. Mercury, is a known toxin and is particularly dangerous to pregnant women, infants and children. We do not solicit funds nor do we accept donations. NoMercury does not manufacturer, sell, endorse or promote any products or services. It is a labor of love, in honor of our mercury poisoned child.
We formulated the concept in January 2004 as a tool to disseminate information surrounding the use of Thimerosal. After learning our son had mercury poisoning from his vaccines, we felt compelled to inform others. We were never informed the vaccines contained mercury. We did not know we were exposing him to one of the most toxic substances on earth by following the recommended childhood immunization schedule. As parents and as a medical family, we felt blind-sided. We wanted to prevent this from happening to other families.
We believe policy-makers and physicians need to be aware of the dangers of this toxic substance. By being fully informed, they will be in a better position to make sound decisions that are in the best interests of children. As a former elected official, Lujene is familiar with the political process and recognizes the importance of factual information when making vital public policy decisions. Alan, as a physician with 30 years experience, recognizes the importance of peer-reviewed, published studies that are timely and unbiased. Scientific literature is heavily relied upon by physicians to make sound clinical decisions that are in the best interests of the patient. This website contains many peer-reviewed articles and government documents; focusing not only on the clinical and toxicological evidence, but the political and financial aspects of public health policy making.
We are not "anti-vaccine" rather we advocate for safer vaccines. Immunizations can be vital to the health and well-being of children. However, our public health officials have an obligation to make those vaccines as safe as possible. We hope the information contained on our website will help facilitate making vaccines safer by calling for the removal of all toxic substances. Mercury, a known neurotoxin, has no legitimate place in vaccines intended for the most vulnerable of our society. By restoring the public faith in the safety of vaccines (by actually making them safer not just proclaiming them safe) we can begin to restore the credibility and integrity of our National Immunization Program. Parents, physicians and policy-makers must be able to trust the program or it will fail. Denying a problem exists does not make it go away. Only through honest dialogue, a pro-active plan to eliminate toxic substances and a sincere effort in helping heal those who have been harmed will faith, integrity and credibility be restored. That is our ultimate goal. Americans deserve a National Immunization Program that acts in the best interests of children by advocating and ensuring vaccines are as safe as possible.