Mercury levels in drugs (quotes & banners)

[Safety levels are set by Industry run/controlled Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)]

See: Aluminium levels in drugs Urinary porphyrin profiles  Mercury levels in fish vs vaccine mercury  'Trace' mercury  Vaccine autism banners

[2012 Feb] Scientists with Starving Brains By J.B. Handley

[2007] Blood Levels of Mercury Are Related to Diagnosis of Autism

"Mercury levels often don't show up in the blood. They may show up in hair analysis if exposure has been recent.  This has to be done in a careful way with knowledgeable hair analysis lab.  And sometimes it doesn't even show up in hair as it is IN THE BRAIN and other areas.  When children start to be chelated with substances that will combine with mercury the mercury will then come out and show up in the urine BIG TIME."--Sheri Nakken RN

"I reviewed my son’s vaccine record to find that all his early vaccines contained thimerosal and he had received 187.5 mcg of mercury in his vaccines given the first six months of life. At each visit, two, four, and six, he received a total of 62.5 mcg of mercury. These levels exceeded EPA’s allowable daily exposure of 0.1 mcg per kilogram at two months 125 fold."---Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN, CRNP


In February 2005, in an article in the LA Times, reporter Myron Levin wrote this about the use of thimerosal in a piece called, ’91 Memo Warned of Mercury in Shots HERE  here “A memo from Merck & Co. shows that, nearly a decade before the first public disclosure, senior executives were concerned that infants were getting an elevated dose of mercury in vaccinations containing a widely used sterilizing agent.  “The March 1991 memo, obtained by The Times, said that 6-month-old children who received their shots on schedule would get a mercury dose up to 87 times higher than guidelines for the maximum daily consumption of mercury from fish.”

What many Pediatricians were calling a “small amount” of mercury was actually a grand total for Will of 213 mcg or 316,530,973,856,000,000 molecules of mercury.--Angela's Story

"The vaccine contains 125,000 nanomolar level of mercury if it has Thimerosal as a preservative. That’s a huge amount. And one nanomolar levels in the baby will prevent the macrophages from going through phagocytosis. In other words, they will lose their ability to eat viruses and bacteria that are in the blood that shouldn’t be there, and so Thimerosal suppresses the immune system. This is well known and has been well described in the literature for a long time; that mercury is an immune system suppressor and you see that these autistic children have a truckload of immune problems. So you would prevent that from occurring. That is documented research and I don’t know how the government can even ignore it, or the agencies of the government can ignore it. Interview of Dr. Boyd E. Haley by Teri Small:

"The reason that mercury is in the vaccines in the first place is that 70 or so years ago, they started using vaccinations, and they would have 10 doses in each vile... it's the most economical way. You can have one vile, and you can give 10 kids shots from that one vile. So you have to put a needle in there 10 times, so you have to have a rubber stopper... even though you do an alcohol swab on it, it doesn't kill all the germs. So they needed to have something toxic that would kill bacteria in there, a preservative. So they chose mercury, which was cheap. And there's not a lot in there, but there's no safe level of mercury, there's no safe level of lead, there's no safe level of heavy metals... any is toxic.
... Because [mercury] is a heavy metal, it precipitates to the bottom of a vile. So it says on the bottle... shake it well before using. Well, you know, how many times do we not shake well before using, or shake it and let it set for 10 minutes, and then draw the vaccine out. And so maybe that tenth baby would get a massive dose, or maybe if you didn't shake it well and then the needle went way to the bottom, that baby would get a massive dose of mercury... maybe that's the kid that gets the adverse effect, the very damaging effect from that vaccine."  — Gary Kohls, MD

In Katie Wedell's article, "A matter of understanding/Parents question role of mercury in rising number of Autism cases," she states, "Mercury is commonly used as a preservative in vaccines in a small amount." She goes on to say, "There is no proven link between  the small amounts of mercury found in vaccinations and autism."
Thimerosal (50 percent mercury) is added to vaccines at a  concentration of 1:10,000. This is equivalent to a concentration of  100,000 parts per billion (ppb). This puts the concentration of mercury in the vaccine vial at 50,000 ppb. To put this in  perspective, liquid waste that exceeds 200 ppb of mercury must be disposed of in a special hazardous waste landfill. Drinking water cannot exceed 2 ppb mercury. "Small" would probably be the last word to use when describing the amount of mercury in vaccines. Michael Wagnitz, Madison, Wis.

"Coincidentally, soon after Cong. Mica's hearings, CDC (via FDA) discovered that "the mercury dose in vaccines recommended for American babies in their first six months of life exceeds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limit for methyl mercury." [Severyn K citing Harvey SC. Heavy Metals - in Goodman LS and Gilman A. The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 5th ed., Mackmillan 1975, p. 937 - in Vaccine News Alert, July 1999, published by Kristine M. Severyn, RPh, PhD, Director, Vaccine Policy Institute, 251 West Ridgeway Dr., Dayton, OH 45459, phone and fax: (937) 435-4750.]"--Todd Gostaldo

0.5 parts per billion (ppb) mercury = Kills human neuroblastoma cells (Parran et al., Toxicol Sci 2005; 86: 132-140).
2 ppb mercury = U.S. EPA limit for drinking water
20 ppb mercury = Neurite membrane structure destroyed (Leong et al., Neuroreport 2001; 12: 733-37).
200 ppb mercury = level in liquid the EPA classifies as hazardous waste.
25,000 ppb mercury = Concentration of mercury in the Hepatitis B vaccine, administered at birth in the U.S., from 1990-2001.
50,000 ppb Mercury = Concentration of mercury in multi-dose DTaP and Haemophilus B vaccine vials, administered 4 times each in the 1990's to children at 2, 4, 6, 12 and 18 months of age. Current "preservative" level mercury in multi-dose flu (94% of supply), meningococcal and tetanus (7 and older) vaccines. This can be confirmed by simply analyzing the multi- dose vials. [Letter Feb 2008] Mercury, Vaccines, And Autism: One Controversy, Much Propaganda---Michael F. Wagnitz

Wagnitz, Michael F.