Thimerosal is broken down in the body to thiosalicylate and ethylmercury
One of its metabolites, ethylmercury
, does not accumulate in the body or in the brain but is metabolized and cleared from the organism (Miller & Reynolds, 2009).
Aposhian also offered testimony seeming to support a theory of "genetic hypersusceptibility," which means that some individuals may be genetically predisposed to immune system damage from ethylmercury
The paper by Geier et al (1) addresses the plausible association of premature puberty after a typical pattern of exposure to ethylmercury
in thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs) taken by young children in the USA before TCVs were discontinued.
is introduced as thimerosal into the body via injection, it is picked up by unmyelinated nerves and travels through the axons in less than 24 hours into the spinal cord.
The collection is a plea to the medical community to demand the release of clinical studies showing a link between the ever-increasing number of children suffering from autism and the amount of thimerosal, an ethylmercury
preservative, they receive every time they are given an immunization.
Studies have demonstrated a link between in utero exposures and subsequent neuron developmental problems in the offspring with ethylmercury
, PCBs chlorinated dibenzofurans, cadmium, arsenic organophosphate pesticides, and brominated flame retardants (Woodruff 2004).
AIT's patent-protected mercury speciation products, for example, facilitates accurate measurement of highly toxic mercury species, including methylmercury, ethylmercury
and inorganic mercury, that can be found in some of the food sources, such as fish -- a popular food source.
A study of 1,047 children found no evidence of a causal association between exposure to ethylmercury
from thimerosal in vaccines during the prenatal period or the first 7 months of life and neuropsychological outcomes at ages 7-10 years.
Children receive many vaccines during the first few years of their lives; until 2002, thimerosal, a preservative that contains ethylmercury
, was used as a preservative in routine early childhood vaccines.
These cases resulted from consumption of flour made from seed grain treated with ethylmercury
5 micrograms of ethylmercury
injected into children during the first year and a half of their lives.