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:

Minamata Convention is adopted | EVISA's News
In vivo Quantification of the Transition of Brain Extracellular Mercury after Thimerosal Administration | EVISA's News
Thiomersal in influenza vaccine: more than just an adjuvant | EVISA's News
UNEP Global Mercury Treaty May Include Ban on Mercury in Medicine | EVISA's News
Link database: Science-Autism.org: Metals and trace elements in the diet and by injection
Link database: NoMercury: Working to make our Nation mercury-free
Link database: Thimerosal - Harmless Vaccine Preservative Or Just Another Toxic Organic Mercury Compound?
WHO worries mercury treaty could affect costs and availability of vaccines | EVISA's News
Link database: Thimerosal: Worthy of a world wide warning ?
Experts Argue to Keep Thimerosal in Some Vaccines | EVISA's News
Link database: US EPA: Mercury use: Chemical Manufacturers/Users
Certified reference materials for mercury in biological materials | EVISA's News
Link database: Toxicity of Thimerosal
Link database: Institute for Vaccine Safety: Thimerosal Content in Some US Licensed Vaccines
Thimerosal and Autism: CDC Manipulation of Vaccine Data Reported in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons | EVISA's News
Link database: Thimerosal in Vaccines
Unused swine flu vaccine turns into hazardous waste | EVISA's News
EVISA News: Autism risk linked to distance from power plants and other mercury-releasing sources | EVISA's News
New study will investigate the influence of environmental factors in autism | EVISA's News
New findings about Thimerosal Neurotoxicity | EVISA's News