Originally Posted by Mirzam
The mercury and aluminum in vaccines being more benign that that found in the environment is a strawman argument, IMO.
I think you misunderstand what a strawman argument is. Use of the term means that you are suggesting I have brought up that mercury in the compound thimerosol which is used in vaccines acts chemically different to metallic mercury in the environment (which is what the article you originally posted about) in order to divert discussion of the "real" issue.
I've done this before, but I'll point out yet again that chlorine is a toxic chemical. Sodium explodes on contact with water. And yet table salt (a chlorine and sodium containing compound) is not toxic in small enough doses.
Once you provide evidence that thimerosol is causing damage I'll argue agains't that, but you have simply demonstrated metallic mercury is dangerous. I have no argument against that. I entirely agree. I'll just point out again though it's irrelevent to thimerosol in vaccines.