Mercury levels in newborns and infants after receipt of thimerosal-containing vaccines.

@article{Pichichero2008MercuryLI,
  title={Mercury levels in newborns and infants after receipt of thimerosal-containing vaccines.},
  author={Michael E. Pichichero and Angela Gentile and Norberto Giglio and Veronica Umido and Thomas Clarkson and Elsa Cernichiari and Grażyna Zaręba and Carlos Gotelli and Mariano Gotelli and Lihan Yan and John Treanor},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={e208-14}
}
OBJECTIVES Thimerosal is a mercurial preservative that was widely used in multidose vaccine vials in the United States and Europe until 2001 and continues to be used in many countries throughout the world. We conducted a pharmacokinetic study to assess blood levels and elimination of ethyl mercury after vaccination of infants with thimerosal-containing vaccines. METHODS Blood, stool, and urine samples were obtained before vaccination and 12 hours to 30 days after vaccination from 216 healthy… CONTINUE READING
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