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What is thimerosal found in?

Asked by Heidi Howard on September 07, 2021

Categories: Medical health Vaccines


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Thimerosal. Thimerosal is a mercuric derivative of thiosalicylic acid used as a preservative in vaccines, cosmetics, tattoo inks, eye drops andcontact lens solutions as well as a disinfectant (e.g.merthiolate). It may cross-react with mercury, which is used as a preservative material in shoe manufacturing.

How long does thimerosal stay in your system? In the thimerosal group, the half-life of total mercury in blood was 6.9 days, compared to 19.1 days for the methylmercurygroup.

What foods contain mercury? A highly toxic form (methylmercury) builds up in fish, shellfish and animals that eat fish. Fish and shellfish are the main sources of methylmercury exposure to humans. Fish that typically have higher levels of mercury include king mackerel, marlin, orange roughy, shark, swordfish, tilefish, and ahi and bigeyetuna.

What kind of mercury is in vaccines? Thiomersal (or Thimerosal) is a mercury compound used as_a preservative used in some vaccines. Anti-vaccination activists promoting the incorrect claim that vaccination causes autism have asserted that the mercury in thiomersal is the cause.