Nov 06, 2010
SafeMinds, an organization dedicated to eradicating the devastation of autism and associated health disorders induced by mercury, has developed a new campaign to educate the public about the continued use of a mercury preservative, known as thimerosal. Thimerosal is found in the majority of influenza vaccines, including those given to pregnant women, infants and young children.
"We intend to empower parents and women of child-bearing age to make informed choices about flu vaccines. There is a tremendous amount of misinformation being circulated about mercury having been completely removed from these vaccines," says Lyn Redwood, RN, Executive Director of SafeMinds. "While there are mercury-free flu shots available, consumers are often unaware that they still need to be cautious. We hope to change that."
The new SafeMinds "Don’t Take The Risk" tool kit includes a three-minute informational video, a 30 second video for use as a public service announcement, and free 2010-2011 flu vaccine brochures for download or by mail. Both the brochures and the website include listings of which flu vaccines are mercury-free. The website has links to the package inserts, the CDC’s Vaccine Information Sheets, related research, and background information on mercury and thimerosal. All resources are available free of charge at http://www.safemindsflu.org.
The Coalition for SafeMinds is a 501C-3 organization dedicated to restoring health and protecting future generations by eradicating the devastation of autism and associated health disorders induced by mercury and other man-made toxicants.