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Antiseptic used topically and as a preservative in vaccine preparations.
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thiomersal A mercurial antiseptic often used to sterilize eye drops and other solutions.
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Another preservative, Cosmocil CQ, a bactericide that originally replaced thimersol
in contact lens solutions, came to Arch when the firm bought Avecia's biocide business last year.
Organic forms of mercury such as methyl mercury from fish and ethyl mercury as a vaccine preservative (thimersol
) may also inflict gut injury.
Vaccines contain carcinogenic toxins (Formaldehyde & Thimersol
) and are being injected into two/four/six month old infants whose immune systems are not fully developed.