ITNT – With the flu and associated vaccines in the news this time of year concerns about (flu) vaccines are going viral online, once again.
Many of these concerns are based on the fact that vaccines which contain thimerosal could be dangerous to the public’s health.
Additionally, on the NCBI website it is stated:
“Thimerosal contains 49.6% mercury by weight. At high doses, mercury and mercuric compounds—including thimerosal, its metabolite ethylmercury, and methylmercury—are well-established nephro- and neurotoxicants (ATSDR; 1999; EPA, 1997; NRC, 2000). The data regarding the toxicity of low doses of thimerosal and ethylmercury are very limited, and only delayed hypersensitivity reactions have been demonstrated. Prenatal exposure to low doses of methylmercury, however, has been associated with subtle neurodevelopmental abnormalities (EPA, 1997).”
“Subtle” neurodevelopmental abnormalities, as the NCBI calls them, are still neurodevelopmental abnormalities.
Neurodevelopmental disorders (abnormalities) are a group of disorders in which the development of the central nervous system is disturbed. This can include developmental brain dysfunction, which can manifest as neuropsychiatric problems or impaired motor function, learning, language or non-verbal communication.