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Mercury in thimerosal is unlikely to damage children's development

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.335.7622.692-c (Published 04 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:692

Thimerosal is a preservative used in some vaccines. It contains almost 50% mercury by weight and is at the centre of a long running controversy in the US about the harm it might do to children. In 1999, vaccine manufacturers were …

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