thiomersal


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thi·mer·o·sal

(thī-mer'ō-săl),
Antiseptic used topically and as a preservative in vaccine preparations.

thiomersal

A mercurial antiseptic often used to sterilize eye drops and other solutions.
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Thiomersal evoked a prolonged elevation of cytosolic calcium in all the platelets followed by sustained storeoperated calcium entry (Figure 6(a)).
The contamination in vaccine is controlled using thiomersal sodium that is antibacterial and anti-mycotic agent and is commonly used in injections/vaccines (Anonymous, 2012).
One female patient who had positive patch test from jasmine synthetic, a common fragrance in cosmetics, also showed positive reaction to gallate mix and thiomersal. She was using "Ayur" body lotion and "Fair & Lovely" fairness cream but had no positive reaction from them.
'Since the [latest data] came from kids who had vaccines [largely] without thiomersal, this factor plays no apparent role in the increased rates of this disorder,' says Emanual DiCicco-Bloom of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey, who was not involved in the study.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO), thiomersal does not contain methyl mercury, which is a naturally-occurring compound and whose toxic effects on humans have been well-studied.
Two years ago, the UK Government announced the withdrawal of mercury-based thiomersal vaccinations after they were linked to autism.
The new vaccine is free from the mercury-based preservative thiomersal, which some have linked to autism, but the Department of Health said this was not the factor behind the changes.
The new vaccine is free of the mercury-based preservative thiomersal, which some have linked to autism, but the Department of Health said this was not the driving factor behind the changes.
Last month the Government announced that the jab to protect youngsters against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and Hib, which contained the preservative thiomersal, was being replaced with a mercury-free jab which would also include the polio vaccine.