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:

Link database: Mercury Toxicity & Autism
EVISA News: Autism risk linked to distance from power plants and other mercury-releasing sources | EVISA's News
FDA Will Review Toxic Tattoo Chemicals | EVISA's News
New Study Finds: Thimerosal Induces Autism-like Neurotoxicity | EVISA's News
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
New study finds relationship between organic mercury exposure from Thimerosal-containing vaccines and neurodevelopmental disorders | EVISA's News
Link database: Mercury in Drugs and Biological Products
Link database: CBER: Thimerosal in Vaccines
Researchers Urge the Removal of Mercury From Flu Shots | EVISA's News
Link database: South Dakota Department of Environment & Natural Resources:Management Guidelines for Medicinals Containing Thimerosal
Precautionary approach to methylmercury needed | EVISA's News
New results about toxicity of thimerosal | EVISA's News
WHO worries mercury treaty could affect costs and availability of vaccines | EVISA's News
Thiomersal in influenza vaccine: more than just an adjuvant | EVISA's News
A silent pandemic: Industrial chemicals are impairing the brain development of children worldwide | EVISA's News
Methylmercury: What have we learned from Minamata Bay? | EVISA's News
Link database: CBER: Mercury in Plasma-Derived Products
Link database: Thimerosal News: A site dedicated to the issues related with Thimerosal
Link database: YouTube: The Vaccine-Autism Connection
Link database: Review by Paul G. King: Scientific Information Regarding the Use of Thimerosal As a Preservative in Vaccines