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

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Link database: Scorecard: Chemical Profile for Thimerosal
New CDC study on the effect of thimerosal exposure on neuropsychological characteristics of children is fueling the debate about the origin of autism | EVISA's News
Researchers Urge the Removal of Mercury From Flu Shots | EVISA's News
Link database: Thimerosal Content in Some US Licensed Vaccines
Link database: 76 Scientific Studies Prove “VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM”
New study investigates the interaction of thimerosal with proteins | EVISA's News
New mercury transporting protein in human blood identified | EVISA's News
New certified reference material supporting mercury speciation analysis of blood | EVISA's News
Link database: NoMercury: Working to make our Nation mercury-free
New findings about Thimerosal Neurotoxicity | EVISA's News
Brief summary: Speciation analysis for the study of metallodrugs and their biomolecular interactions | EVISA's News
Link database: Institute for Vaccine Safety: Thimerosal Content in Some US Licensed Vaccines
Link database: Webinar: A Tidal Wave of Terror: Thimerosal in Vaccines
Mercury Containing Preservative Alters Immune Function | EVISA's News
Link database: Thimerosal in Vaccines
Link database: US EPA: Mercury use: Chemical Manufacturers/Users
World Health Organization Fails In Its Effort To Defend Mercury In Vaccines Before United Nations | EVISA's News
Link database: Mercury Toxicity & Autism
Link database: Review by Paul G. King: Scientific Information Regarding the Use of Thimerosal As a Preservative in Vaccines