In 1985, four of the shots recommended for infants in their first 18 months contained thimerosal. By 1991, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added three Hepatitis B shots (each containing 12.5 micrograms of thimerosal) and four Hib shots (each with 25 micrograms of mercury). As a result, the number of vaccines containing thimerosal jumped to 11, and the amount of mercury exposure mushroomed to 237.5 micrograms, an amount that exceeded all federal limits.
update 1/2008: And if it was true that mercury was the cause of autism - nevermind all the things it is the cause of - we'd have seen a rapid decline in autism rates by now.
:: posted by buermann @ 2003-12-02 12:16:14 CST |