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: Toxicity of Thimerosal
EU ratification propels global Minamata Convention on Mercury into force | EVISA's News
Link database: Science-Autism.org: Metals and trace elements in the diet and by injection
New California study concludes that thimerosal seems not to be the major cause for autism | EVISA's News
Link database: South Dakota Department of Environment & Natural Resources:Management Guidelines for Medicinals Containing Thimerosal
Methylmercury: What have we learned from Minamata Bay? | EVISA's News
Link database: Scorecard: Chemical Profile for Thimerosal
WHO worries mercury treaty could affect costs and availability of vaccines | EVISA's News
Precautionary approach to methylmercury needed | EVISA's News
Link database: CBER: Thimerosal in Vaccines
World Health Organization Fails In Its Effort To Defend Mercury In Vaccines Before United Nations | EVISA's News
Link database: Age of Autism: Part 1: Vaccines and Autism - What Do Epidemiological Studies Really Tell Us?
Link database: CDC: Thimerosal (Thiomersal) & Vaccines
New findings about Thimerosal Neurotoxicity | EVISA's News
Link database: Mercury Toxicity & Autism
FDA Will Review Toxic Tattoo Chemicals | EVISA's News
United Nations Global Mercury Treaty: Fifth and final session | EVISA's News
Link database: US FDA: Thimerosal in Vaccines
LC-ICP-MS: The most often used hyphenated system for speciation analysis | EVISA's News
Vaccine ingredient causes brain damage; some nutrients prevent it | EVISA's News