Corpus ID: 46519395

[Addressing the controversy regarding the association between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism].

@article{GarcaFernndez2013AddressingTC,
  title={[Addressing the controversy regarding the association between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism].},
  author={Lisset Garc{\'i}a-Fern{\'a}ndez and Adrian V. Hernandez and V{\'i}ctor Su{\'a}rez Moreno and Fabian Fiestas},
  journal={Revista peruana de medicina experimental y salud publica},
  year={2013},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={
          268-74
        }
}
Vaccination is one of the most important public health interventions in the reduction childhood morbidity and mortality. Thimerosal is an organic mercury compound used as preservante in multi-dose vials. Often in Peru, there are waves of controversy about the safety of this type of vaccines, mainly arguing that there is an association between them and autism. As a result of these controversies, there have been some voices asking for laws banning thimerosal-containing vaccines, which would have… Expand
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