Why Is the Addition of Thimerosal to Flu Vaccines Controversial?

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We have used many things in medical care over many centuries that have proven to be harmful that were first thought to be okay. Whether it's phthalimide for helping pregnant women with nausea which then turned to cause birth defects, or whether it's primarin for women for menopause.

Which just turned out as heart disease and cancer. We've been using products, with often insufficient evidence of their safety, and this is the situation with thimerosal[sp?]. It was used for decades, we thought it was safe. We all know it's not safe. In 1998, thimerasol[sp?] was removed from all tropical products that we use for eye drops, ear drops or skin antiseptics, and it was also considered not be safe to be using vaccines which is why the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the US Preventive Healthcare Task Force recommended that the thimerosal[sp?] are be removed in 1999 from all vaccinations.

And it was, it was removed from all pediatrics vaccines. So, most of vaccines out there today have no thimerolsol[sp?] in them except the multi dose flu vaccine. Not all flu vaccines but the ones that are coming in multiple doses, that are commonly used in pharmacies, that you get in your doctors office, and this is the thing that we want to prevent.

We want to prevent the exposure to this potential merotoxin[sp?] which is recommended in vaccines to pregnant women and children, who are the most susceptible to the harmful effects of these neurodevelopmental toxins. So, the goal here is to get people to stop using the multi-dose vaccine, to get manufacturers to make more single dose vaccines and get people to have safe vaccinations and increase vaccination rates by doing the right thing.