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Thiomersal doesn't cause developmental disorders

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 09 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:588
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Two studies report that vaccines that contain thiomersal do not cause behavioural problems or developmental delay in young children. The studies, published in Pediatrics, are the University of Bristol's Avon longitudinal study of parents and children (Pediatrics 2004;114: 577-83) and a review article by US authors (2004;114:793-804

    The Bristol study, also known as the “children of the 90s” study, is the largest of its kind in the world. It followed nearly 13 000 children …

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