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Since 1939 a preservative called thiomersal (thimerosal in the US) has been used in some vaccines, and it contains nearly 50 per cent mercury.
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED 2009
One of the chemicals known to be used in tattoo ink is thimerosal, also called thiomersal, an organic compound made with mercury.
Major scientific and medical bodies such as the Institute of Medicine and World Health Organization  as well as governmental agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration  and the CDC  reject any role for thiomersal in autism or other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Fri 11/06/09 12: 11 PM oh and before you start the there are no studies that show any danger in thiomerosol additions to vaccines, note that there havent been but three studies, while the studies on the ethyl mercury which is 51% of thiomersal are quite abundant.
Are there clear guidelines on when something is comment v. fact and is a statement on a blog that it should be interpreted as commentary insufficient if one does actually delve off into fact e.g., there has never been any thimerosal/thiomersal in the MMR vaccine?
BCA v Singh: An Astonishingly Illiberal Ruling Jack of Kent 2009
Well, I guess thiomersal will have to be replaced, but aluminum should suffice for now.
Oh, wait, let's add some thiomersal and aluminum flavoring to awaken the immune senses.
So, if it was a genetic dysfuntion, a place to look is at the parents who were insidiously and increasingly innoculated with thiomersal containing vaccines.
But wait again David, thiomersal has been demonstrated to cause mitochondrial dysfunction in both neuronal cell and immune Tcell lines.
Fears about thiomersal in vaccines were first raised after a flawed medical study in 1998 linked a common childhood injection to autism.
The Seattle Times 2011