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:

New Study Finds: Thimerosal Induces Autism-like Neurotoxicity | EVISA's News
LC-ICP-MS: The most often used hyphenated system for speciation analysis | EVISA's News
Link database: US FDA: FAQ: Thimerosal (thiomersal) in Vaccines
Scientific publications with participation of EVISA | EVISA's News
Uptake of mercury species by fruit flies | EVISA's News
New California study concludes that thimerosal seems not to be the major cause for autism | EVISA's News
Link database: Review by Paul G. King: Scientific Information Regarding the Use of Thimerosal As a Preservative in Vaccines
World Health Organization Fails In Its Effort To Defend Mercury In Vaccines Before United Nations | EVISA's News
Chemical speciation analysis for the life sciences | EVISA's News
Link database: Mercury Toxicity & Autism
Minamata Convention is adopted | EVISA's News
Link database: South Dakota Department of Environment & Natural Resources:Management Guidelines for Medicinals Containing Thimerosal
Link database: Thimerosal in Vaccines
Link database: CBER: Mercury in Plasma-Derived Products
New results about toxicity of thimerosal | EVISA's News
Link database: Thimerosal News: A site dedicated to the issues related with Thimerosal
New insights about interaction of thimerosal with blood components | EVISA's News
Link database: Thimerosal Content in Some US Licensed Vaccines
New study will investigate the influence of environmental factors in autism | EVISA's News
EU ratification propels global Minamata Convention on Mercury into force | EVISA's News