Mercury is used as a preservative in vaccines, known as Thimerosal, eventhough the Public Health Service (PHS) agencies, including the FDA, the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and vaccine manufacturers agreed in July 1999 that Thimerosal should be reduced or eliminated from all vaccines as soon as possible.
Most injected flu vaccine currently available contains 25 micrograms (mcg) of mercury in the form of Thimerosal (ethylmercury thiosalicylate). Children first receive one-half of the adult dose, or 12.5 micrograms of mercury, followed within a four week period by a second dose of 12.5 micrograms of mercury, for a total of 25 micrograms.
According to the EPA, the maximum acceptable daily risk level is 0.1 mcg/kg. The current vaccine will inject the average child with 12-17 times the maximum daily amount of mercury recommended by the EPA and the average adult with 3.5 times the maximum amount. However, most concerning is the fact that the vaccines will expose the unborn fetus of a pregnant women to 250 times the maximum recommended dose of mercury.
The EPA guidelines are only recommendations for consumption of methyl-mercury typically consumed in fish. There are no guidelines for the more dangerous practice of “injecting” the more toxic ethyl-mercury directly into the human bloodstream.
Mercury is a known neurotoxin that crosses the blood-brain barrier and is especially dangerous to infants and a developing fetus. Mercury has been causally linked to the dramatically increasing incidence of autism and other neurological diseases. Cases of autism in the U.S. have increased by 1,500 per cent since 1991, which is when vaccines for children doubled, and the number of immunizations is only increasing. Just one in 2,500 children were diagnosed with autism before 1991, whereas one in 150 children now have the disease.
Even Trace Amounts of Mercury in the so called “Thimerosal-Free” Vaccines are Toxic
Some Vaccine Manufacturers claim that they provide “Thimerosal-Free” vaccine in single dose syringes. However, the truth is that even the “Thimerosal-Free” doses contain toxic amounts of Mercury. Thimerosal is used in the early stages of vaccine manufacture and is subsequently removed by purification steps to what is called “a trace amount.” The “trace amount” equals 1 microgram of Mercury or less per 0.5 mL dose.
1 microgram (mcg) of Mercury per 0.5mL vaccine dose is equivalent to 2000 mcg per liter, which equals 2000 parts per billion (2000 ppb).
2 ppb mercury is the U.S. EPA limit for drinking water (http://www.epa.gov/safewater/contaminants /index.html#mcls).
20 ppb mercury destroys neurite membranes (nerve tissue in the brain) (Leong et al., Neuroreport 2001; 12:733-7). An amount thought to be sufficient to cause Autism.
200 ppb mercury is the level in liquid that the EPA classifies as hazardous waste (http://www.epa.gov/ epaoswer/hazwaste/mercury/ regs.htm#hazwaste).
25,000 ppb mercury is equivalent to 25 mcg, which is the concentration of mercury in each dose dispensed from the multi-dose vials of both the seasonal influenza vaccine as well as the pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine in the U.S.