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:

Link database: Thimerosal - Harmless Vaccine Preservative Or Just Another Toxic Organic Mercury Compound?
Mercury and Autism: Is there a Link ? | EVISA's News
Pediatricians Argue to Keep Thimerosal in Some Vaccines | EVISA's News
New study investigates the interaction of thimerosal with proteins | EVISA's News
Scientific publications with participation of EVISA | EVISA's News
New results about toxicity of thimerosal | EVISA's News
Link database: Safeminds: VACCINES AND AUTISM WHAT DO EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES REALLY TELL US?
WHO worries mercury treaty could affect costs and availability of vaccines | EVISA's News
Toxicity of organomercury compounds | EVISA's News
New certified reference material supporting mercury speciation analysis of blood | EVISA's News
Unused swine flu vaccine turns into hazardous waste | EVISA's News
Link database: Toxicity of Thimerosal
Link database: Is Aluminum the New Thimerosal?
Link database: Thimerosal News: A site dedicated to the issues related with Thimerosal
CDC's Vaccine Safety Research is Exposed as Flawed and Falsified in Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal | EVISA's News
Link database: Scorecard: Chemical Profile for Thimerosal
Link database: Thimerosal in Vaccines
Link database: Thimerosal: Worthy of a world wide warning ?
New study finds relationship between organic mercury exposure from Thimerosal-containing vaccines and neurodevelopmental disorders | EVISA's News
Themed Issue "Metallomics 2011" now available | EVISA's News