But wait! The FDA themselves have gone on to say the following:
"While the use of mercury-containing preservatives has declined in recent years with the development of new products formulated with alternative or no preservatives, thimerosal has been used in some immune globulin preparations, anti-venins, skin test antigens, and ophthalmic and nasal products, in addition to certain vaccines," right on its "Thimerosal in Vaccines" page which can be found here
Additionally, the CDC admits that the “thimerosal free” vaccines still contain “trace amounts” of mercury. That's about 3 micrograms of mercury; 150 times higher than what the EPA considers "safe" for drinking water (for adults).
For more in-depth information, these links may be helpful.
Now, I know, a common argument is that the mercury in these vaccines is so small and insignificant, and that a can of tuna contains far more mercury.
But wait, a review by Dr. Paul G. King has proven otherwise, showing that ethylmercury is first metabolized by the body into toxic methylmercury, which is then metabolized into inorganic mercury.
The abstract from that study states the following:
"In the rat study, which Dr. King cites, the lab rats were raised for the purpose of this study and had no reported mercury levels in their blood before the experiment.
There were three groups in the study:
1. A test group of Thimerosal-(ethylymercury)-treated rats;
2. A test group of methylmercury-chloride-treated rats; and
3. A control group of rats treated with a ‘water’ placebo.
At the end of the experiment, as expected, the water-treated control group had no reported levels of mercury in their blood or organs.
The group treated with methylmercury chloride (which vaccine purveyors routinely “sound bite” as the harmful organic mercury as compared to the “safe” Thimerosal, ethylmercury), as expected, had both methylmercury and inorganic mercury in their blood and organs."
Furthermore, it goes on to conclude:
"In layman’s terms, these studies, as brought to light by Dr. King, establish that ethylmercury (Thimerosal), a “supposedly harmless” compound of mercury according to the vaccine establishment, is converted in the rat and apparently in the human infant into “methylmercury” which, the establishment admits is a harmful form of mercury. It is then further reduced to the long-term most harmful, “inorganic mercury” that bioaccumulates in the tissues and organs.
Based on these findings, we can conclude that injecting the Thimerosal (ethylmercury), found in flu shots, into pregnant women, exposing the in utero fetus to mercury [see Table I on page 15 of Dr. King’s posting] and the egregious recommendation that children should be vaccinated, annually with Thimerosal-preserved inactivated-influenza vaccines from 6 months of age until 18 years of age is a perplexing interwoven government/pharmaceutical health strategy that afflicts, debilitates and destroy the lives of individuals and their families in the United States (US) and in any other nation that: a) recommends inactivated-influenza vaccines for pregnant women and children, b) permits those flu shots to be Thimerosal-preserved and c) follows the US recommendations for annual flu shots.
You can read the study for yourself here.
P.S. One more interesting observation: At sacrifice, the rats in the group that had been treated with Thimerosal-ethylmercury (supposed the harmless compound) had significantly higher levels of the long-term, harmful “inorganic” mercury in their brains than the rats in the methylmercury-chloride-treated group."
Now, what's interesting is that both methylmercury and inorganic mercury are listed by the EPA as toxic substances responsible for causing neurological problems. They state that right here.
One final note: There is a substantial difference between ingestion and injection. Upon ingestion of any substance, it is filtered out through digestion, and is excreted in our feces and urine. A very small percentage is actually retained by the body, and can actually be chelated out. With injection, the substance bypasses digestion, and immediately finds a home in our tissue.
For another method of removing heavy metals from the body you can research bentonite clay.
I would encourage you to educate before you vaccinate.
Comparison of blood and brain mercury levels in infant monkeys exposed to methylmercury or vaccines containing thimerosal.
Hair mercury in breast-fed infants exposed to thimerosal-preserved vaccines.
Thimerosal-Derived Ethylmercury Is a Mitochondrial Toxin in Human Astrocytes: Possible Role of Fenton Chemistry in the Oxidation and Breakage of mtDNA
Mercury induces inflammatory mediator release from human mast cells.
Neurotoxic effects of thimerosal at vaccines doses on the encephalon and development in 7 day-old hamsters.
Maternal thimerosal exposure results in aberrant cerebellar oxidative stress, thyroid hormone metabolism, and motor behavior in rat pups; sex- and strain-dependent effects.
Integrating experimental (in vitro and in vivo) neurotoxicity studies of low-dose thimerosal relevant to vaccines.
Activation of methionine synthase by insulin-like growth factor-1 and dopamine: a target for neurodevelopmental toxins and thimerosal
Lasting neuropathological changes in rat brain after intermittent neonatal administration of thimerosal.