New Study Verifies Mercury In Flu Shots Is Toxic
Members of non-profit groups like the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD) are actively sharing the latest scientific data about the dangers of medical mercury with the public, largely because they recognize that the mercury in Thimerosal is a factor in numerous childhood diseases.
Thimerosal is the Eli Lilly trade name for sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate
when used as a preservative in vaccines and other drug products. It is
also known as "Thiomersal" in
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Currently, the United Nations Environmental Programme is working to create international mercury regulations by 2013, and the European Commission is expected to announce their findings about health risks associated with mercury-based fillings this month. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is also re-evaluating the safety of mercury-based fillings.
While governmental groups around the world consider the dangers of mercury, the debate over Thimerosal continues to grow. When Bill Gates recently made remarks insinuating that people who question the safety of vaccines were killing children, many critics of Thimerosal were shocked because they agree with the need for vaccines and want to maintain public confidence in the vaccine program.
Rev. Lisa Sykes, President of CoMeD and mother of a mercury-poisoned child, responded, "Mercury is known to cause serious harm, especially to fetuses and children because of their smaller size. Why remove Thimerosal from pediatric vaccines only to inject it into pregnant women and children with recommended flu shots? They removed Thimerosal from other vaccines, so it should also be removed from flu shots."