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Thimerosal and Occurrence of Autism

  • Shabnum Nabi
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Abstract

Thimerosal is the preservative of choice for vaccine manufacturers. First introduced by Eli Lilly and Company in the late 1920s and early 1930s, the company began selling it as a preservative in vaccines in the 1940s. Thimerosal contains 49.6 % mercury by weight and is metabolized or degraded into ethylmercury and thiosalicylate. Mercury, or more precisely, ethylmercury, is the principal agent that kills contaminants. Unfortunately, mercury also kills much more than that.

Keywords

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Autistic Child Autistic Symptom Pertussis Vaccine 
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Reference

  1. Thompson CM, Markesbery WR, Ehmann WD, Mao YX, Vance DE (1988) Regional brain trace-element studies in Alzheimer’s disease. Neurotoxicology 9:1–7PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer India 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shabnum Nabi
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  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Brain Research Centre (IBRC) Jawaharlal Nehru Medical CollegeAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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