Mercury concentrations and metabolism in infants receiving vaccines containing thiomersal: a descriptive study.

@article{Pichichero2002MercuryCA,
  title={Mercury concentrations and metabolism in infants receiving vaccines containing thiomersal: a descriptive study.},
  author={Michael E. Pichichero and Elsa Cernichiari and Joseph Onofrio Lopreiato and John T Treanor},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={360 9347},
  pages={1737-41}
}
BACKGROUND Thiomersal is a preservative containing small amounts of ethylmercury that is used in routine vaccines for infants and children. The effect of vaccines containing thiomersal on concentrations of mercury in infants' blood has not been extensively assessed, and the metabolism of ethylmercury in infants is unknown. We aimed to measure concentrations of mercury in blood, urine, and stools of infants who received such vaccines. METHODS 40 full-term infants aged 6 months and younger were… CONTINUE READING
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