Remember when it says "trace" it equals 2,000 parts
per billion - see below for dangers of 0.5 parts per billion, 2 parts per
billion, 20 parts per billion and 200 parts per billion.
TRACE is 2,000 parts per billion!
From Gary Goldman
Vaccines with trace amounts of Thimerosal, by definition, contain less than 1 microgram of mercury (Hg) per dose ( http://www.fda.gov/cber/vaccine/thimerosal.htm). The term "trace" has been taken in this context to mean 1 microgram of mercury per dose or less.
Vaccines with “trace” amounts of Thimerosal (such as the influenza vaccine), by definition, “contain less than 1 microgram of mercury (Hg) per dose ( http://www.fda.gov/cber/vaccine/thimerosal.htm ).” For example, consider that the reduced-Thimerosal flu vaccine with 0.0002% mercury is equivalent to 1 microgram (µg) of Hg per 0.5 mL, or 2 µg of Hg per mL, which is the same as 2000 µg per liter; or 2000 ppb or parts per billion .
0.5 parts per billion (ppb) mercury has been shown to kill human
neuroblastoma cells (Parran et al., Toxicol Sci 2005; 86:132–40).
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 membrane structures (Leong et al., Neuroreport 2001:12733–7).
200 ppb mercury is the level in liquid that the EPA classifies as hazardous waste
2000 ppb - TRACE is 2000 parts per b
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Vaccines Are Not Mercury Free
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August 12, 2004
Health Advocacy in the Public Interest (HAPI) Health Advocacy in the Public Interest
Contact: Dawn Winkler 970-641-7413
Vaccines Are Not Mercury Free
After much public controversy surrounding the mercury content of childhood vaccinations, Health Advocacy in the Public Interest (HAPI) raised $500 to have four vaccines tested for heavy metal content. The vials were sent to Doctor's Data, an independent lab which specializes in heavy metal testing.
Many manufacturers voluntarily began producing supposed "mercury free" vaccines in 1999. Some product inserts currently claim that a "trace" amount of mercury still exists in the final product but that the amount has been greatly reduced. Others claim to be producing completely mercury free products.
During an investigation into the mercury issue, HAPI learned that Thimerosal, a 50% mercury compound, is still being used to produce most vaccines and that the manufacturers are simply "filtering it out" of the final product. However, according to Boyd Haley, PhD, Chemistry Department Chair, University of Kentucky, mercury binds to the antigenic protein in the vaccine and cannot be completely, 100% filtered out.
All four vaccine vials tested contained mercury despite manufacturer claims that two of the vials were completely mercury free. All four vials also contained aluminum, one nine times more than the other three, which tremendously enhances the toxicity of mercury causing neuronal death in the brain.
The mercury content of routine childhood vaccinations has been linked to the current autism epidemic as well as numerous other neurological disorders affecting children today. Currently, one in six children are affected in some way and one in 250 children are diagnosed as autistic compared to one in 10,000 prior to mercury containing vaccines.
It is the position of Dr. Haley as well as HAPI that if mercury can be detected in any vaccine using standard instrumentation, the content should be disclosed in the product insert and manufacturers should not be allowed to call the product "mercury free".
Executive Director of HAPI, Dawn Winkler, met with FDA officials in Silver Spring, Maryland on July 27, 2004 to discuss blatant mislabeling and misrepresentation of ingredients in vaccinations which are licensed by the FDA. Clearly, more testing is needed. The FDA has the ability and authority to take on the necessary testing, however, at present, this task sadly appears to be up to the public.
HAPI will be attempting to raise more funds to test more vaccines in an effort to pressure the FDA to crack down on manufacturers to label their products correctly. To help with this effort call 970-641-7413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (noshots(at)earthlink.net)
There is also the issue of not shaking the vial to distribute the contents, which could mean an unfortunate child could get much more mercury than intended
And, more importantly in my opinion, vaccine injury is not simply about