mercury and vaccinations

mercury and vaccinations - Annotated Bibliography: 2/7/08...

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Annotated Bibliography: 2/7/08 Synopsis: This article documents the defense made against the proposition that Thimerosal leads to neurological damage due to the amount of mercury it contains (it is 49% mercury by weight). Until the year 2003, Thimerosal was used as a preservative in most standard vaccinations. Only in the last decade have concerns been raised regarding the long-term toxicological effects of this antiseptic. To refute these accusations, a study was performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in which 1,047 children who had been exposed to various amounts of Thimerosal during their first 7 months of life were given neuropsychological testing. This testing occurred when the children had reached ages 7-10 and involved evaluation of language, motor-coordination, memory, attention and intelligence. The conclusion of the experiment was that there were “few significant associations” between mercury exposure and the outcomes of the tests. To support this conclusion, Dr. Anne Schuchat, who spoke at a conference about the
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course BIO bio217 taught by Professor Naamon during the Spring '08 term at Simons Rock.

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