Neonate exposure to thimerosal mercury from hepatitis B vaccines.

  title={Neonate exposure to thimerosal mercury from hepatitis B vaccines.},
  author={Jos{\'e} G D{\'o}rea and Rejane Corr{\^e}a Marques and Katiane G. Brand{\~a}o},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  volume={26 7},
Infant exposure to ethylmercury (EtHg) has not only increased but is starting earlier as a result of the current immunization schedule that uses thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs). Although vaccination schedule varies considerably between countries, infants in less-developed countries continue to be exposed to EtHg derived from more affordable TCVs. We studied the exposure of newborns to EtHg from hepatitis B vaccines; hospital records (21,685) were summarized for the years 2001 to 2005… CONTINUE READING