Thiomersal in Vaccines

@article{Bigham2005ThiomersalIV,
  title={Thiomersal in Vaccines},
  author={M. Bigham and R. Copes},
  journal={Drug Safety},
  year={2005},
  volume={28},
  pages={89-101}
}
  • M. Bigham, R. Copes
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Drug Safety
  • A number of affluent countries are moving to eliminate thiomersal (thimerosal), an ethylmercury preservative, from vaccines as a precautionary measure because of concerns about the potential adverse effects of mercury in infants. The WHO advocates continued use of thiomersal-containing vaccines in developing countries because of their effectiveness, safety, low cost, wide availability and logistical suitability in this setting.The guidelines for long-term mercury exposure should not be used for… CONTINUE READING
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