Originally Posted by Rrrrrachel
There is no mercury in CHILDHOOD vaccines. And I don't see how this information contradicts the claim that the amoun in vaccines is not harmful?
I'm afraid you're seriously wrong here.
CHILDHOOD vaccines include flu shots. CHILDREN receive 2 flu shots in the first year of their life, followed by a yearly flu shot. Flu shots are given to pregnant women in all stages of pregnancy. Thimerosal-free FluMist is not recommended for pregnant women, nor for infants under the age of 3.
Most flu shots come in multi-use vials, and are preserved with thimerosal. Thimerosal-preserved flu shots are given to children and pregnant women in every state. Even California, which enacted the Mercury-Free Act in 2006, exempts flu shots through June 2013.
Fetuses are exposed to thimerosal in utero, through the vaccines given to their mothers. Thimerosal is known to cross the placenta, as well as the blood-brain barrier.
The "information" (which comes from the pharmaceutical industry, not from independent scientists) that the amount of thimerosal in vaccines is supposedly not harmful has been proven--by mainstream, scientific studies-- to be incorrect several times. The same thing happened with tobacco, remember? The manufacturers tried to bury the studies showing evidence of harm, and insisted that the product was perfectly safe, REMEMBER?
This has been pointed out to you many times. Studies showing evidence of harm from the amount of thimerosal in vaccines--studies by independent, mainstream scientists--have been posted many times. Perhaps you've forgotten?
One really has to wonder why you would continue to insist that there is no mercury in childhood vaccines, after you have been made aware of the facts.