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 Seychelle study: Mercury And Autism Not Linked | EVISA's News
WHO worries mercury treaty could affect costs and availability of vaccines | EVISA's News
Global policy on the use of mercury as a preservative in vaccine called discriminatory | EVISA's News
Link database: US FDA: Thimerosal in Vaccines
Link database: 76 Scientific Studies Prove “VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM”
New insights about interaction of thimerosal with blood components | EVISA's News
Link database: US FDA: FAQ: Thimerosal (thiomersal) in Vaccines
Toxic effects of mercury persists for generations | EVISA's News
Certified reference materials for mercury in biological materials | EVISA's News
New study investigates the interaction of thimerosal with proteins | EVISA's News
World Health Organization Fails In Its Effort To Defend Mercury In Vaccines Before United Nations | EVISA's News
Link database: NoMercury: Working to make our Nation mercury-free
EU ratification propels global Minamata Convention on Mercury into force | EVISA's News
Link database: Thimerosal in Vaccines
Chemical speciation analysis for the life sciences | EVISA's News
Brief summary: Speciation analysis for the study of metallodrugs and their biomolecular interactions | EVISA's News
Brief summary: Speciation analysis for the study of metallo-drugs and their biomolecular interactions | EVISA's News
Researchers Urge the Removal of Mercury From Flu Shots | EVISA's News
Mercury Containing Preservative Alters Immune Function | EVISA's News
Link database: Toxicity of Thimerosal: An Organic Mercurial Added To Vaccines