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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Flu Vaccine
Posted by: Sam Hearn
Date/Time: 27/11/14 09:30:00

Hi Claire - I am not a medical man but I understood that from the 1930s Thiomersal an organomercury compound was used as a preservative in vaccines to prevent bacterial and fungal contamination.

However following a review of mercury-containing food and drugs in 1999, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics asked vaccine makers to remove thiomersal from vaccines as quickly as possible as a purely precautionary measure, and it was phased out of most North American and European vaccines.

Almost all subsequent research has shown that there was no risk from thiomersal BUT it has not been reintroduced into vaccines.

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Flu Vaccine26/11/14 20:07:00 Lynne Bruce
   Re:Flu Vaccine26/11/14 20:21:00 Tessa Russell
      Re:Re:Flu Vaccine26/11/14 20:33:00 Andy Pease
         Re:Re:Re:Flu Vaccine26/11/14 20:38:00 Pete Mayes
   Re:Flu Vaccine26/11/14 20:51:00 Susan Kelly
      Re:Re:Flu Vaccine26/11/14 23:22:00 Claire Moran
         Re:Re:Re:Flu Vaccine27/11/14 06:50:00 Viv Griffiths
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Flu Vaccine27/11/14 06:59:00 Gerry Tan
         Re:Flu Vaccine27/11/14 06:59:00 Tina Gallacher
            Re:Re:Flu Vaccine27/11/14 07:13:00 Russell Pearson
               Re:Re:Re:Flu Vaccine27/11/14 07:52:00 Colin Jordan
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Flu Vaccine27/11/14 09:18:00 Micki Hawkes
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Flu Vaccine27/11/14 09:30:00 Sam Hearn
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Flu Vaccine27/11/14 09:45:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Flu Vaccine27/11/14 09:52:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
   Re:Flu Vaccine27/11/14 12:29:00 Tina Ayres
      Re:Re:ALL vaccines27/11/14 16:12:00 Micki Hawkes
         Re:Re:Re:ALL vaccines27/11/14 16:27:00 Vanessa Smith

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