Thimerosal

Thimerosal is an organometallic compound containing mercury, commonly used as a preservative. It is found in cosmetics, including makeup removers, eye moisturizers, and mascaras. Some other places in which Thimerosal may be found include: soap-free cleansers; nose, eye, and ear drops; eye ointments; topical medications; and antiseptic sprays. It is also found in cleaning fluids that are used for contact lenses. Thimerosal is also used widely as a preservative in antitoxins, tuberculin tests, desensitization solutions and vaccines, most controversially including those widely administered to children. Its chemical formula is C9H9HgNaO2S. It has been in use since the 1930s.

Other names for thimerosal:
Thimerosol, Merthiolate, Sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate, Mercurothiolate, Thiomersal, Thiomersalate, Thiomersalan, Ethyl (2-mercaptobenzoato-S) mercury sodium salt, [(o-carboxyphenyl)thio] Ethylmercury sodium salt




The term "Thimerosal" was found in the following pages:

Researchers Urge the Removal of Mercury From Flu Shots | EVISA's News
LC-ICP-MS: The most often used hyphenated system for speciation analysis | EVISA's News
New California study concludes that thimerosal seems not to be the major cause for autism | EVISA's News
Precautionary approach to methylmercury needed | EVISA's News
CDC's Vaccine Safety Research is Exposed as Flawed and Falsified in Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal | EVISA's News
Global policy on the use of mercury as a preservative in vaccine called discriminatory | EVISA's News
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Link database: Thimerosal in Vaccines
Link database: US EPA: Mercury use: Chemical Manufacturers/Users
Chemical speciation analysis for the life sciences | EVISA's News
Link database: Safeminds: VACCINES AND AUTISM WHAT DO EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES REALLY TELL US?
EU ratification propels global Minamata Convention on Mercury into force | EVISA's News
Pediatricians Argue to Keep Thimerosal in Some Vaccines | EVISA's News
Link database: FDA: Thimerosal and Vaccines
Inorganic Mercury Level in US Women increases | EVISA's News
New study finds relationship between organic mercury exposure from Thimerosal-containing vaccines and neurodevelopmental disorders | EVISA's News
Vaccine ingredient causes brain damage; some nutrients prevent it | EVISA's News
Brief summary: Speciation analysis for the study of metallo-drugs and their biomolecular interactions | EVISA's News
Uptake of mercury species by fruit flies | EVISA's News
A silent pandemic: Industrial chemicals are impairing the brain development of children worldwide | EVISA's News