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United Nations Urged to Ban Mercury in Vaccines
Date:4/6/2011

rovedProducts/ucm093833.htm">vaccines licensed for U.S. use by the FDA since 2001.  Though most doses contain Thimerosal, flu shots are now strongly recommended for pregnant women and children.

A CoMeD analysis has shown that replacing Thimerosal, a compound that is 50% bioaccumulative mercury by weight, with 2-phenoxyphenol in all vaccines, including the flu shot, is both economical and safer.  Additionally, CoMeD has sued the FDA for its failure to comply with the law and enforce preservative safety regulations.

Furthermore, vaccine-safety proponents are encouraging those who are responsible for international vaccination campaigns to heed the overwhelming evidence that human health risks are linked to mercury and other vaccine ingredients.  

Rev. Lisa K. Sykes, President of CoMeD, is warning groups including the Global Alliance for Vaccines, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to stop spreading mercury to other continents: "While Thimerosal has been removed from most vaccines in the United States, pharmaceutical companies and the World Health Organization continue to dump mercury-laced vaccines on developing countries.  No ethic can justify providing prosperous nations with mercury-free vaccines while endangering children in poor nations by exposing them to this neurotoxin."


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