Which Vaccines Contain Thimerosal (Mercury)?
How Is Thimerosal Described In Vaccines?
Mercury exists in three forms: elemental mercury, inorganic mercury compounds (primarily mercuric chloride), and organic mercury compounds (primarily methyl mercury). ALL FORMS OF MERCURY ARE QUITE TOXIC, AND EACH FORM EXHIBITS DIFFERENT HEALTH EFFECTS. (EPA, 2013)
What Are They Hiding?
Comparing Toxicology To The FDA & Manufacture Data
In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act. This law requires EPA to determine the level of contaminants in drinking water at which no adverse health effects are likely to occur. These non-enforceable health goals, based solely on possible health risks and exposure over a lifetime with an adequate margin of safety, are called maximum contaminant level goals (MCLG). Contaminants are any physical, chemical, biological or radiological substances or matter in water. The MCLG for mercury is 0.002 mg/L or 2 ppb. EPA has set this level of protection based on the best available science to prevent potential health problems. EPA has set an enforceable regulation for mercury, called a maximum contaminant level (MCL), at 0.002 mg/L or 2 ppb. MCLs are set as close to the health goals as possible, considering cost, benefits and the ability of public water systems to detect and remove contaminants using suitable treatment technologies. In this case, the MCL equals the MCLG, because analytical methods or treatment technology do not pose any limitation (EPA, 2014).
EPA. (2014). Basic Information about Mercury (inorganic) in Drinking Water. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved from http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/basicinformation/mercury.cfm
FDA. (2014). Thimerosal in Vaccines. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/SafetyAvailability/VaccineSafety/UCM096228
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