By Tucson Functional Medicine on September 18, 2017 0 Comments

Hey Gang, Dr T here

Immunizations are made is such large quantities that they had to put a preservative in them to keep them viable while they sit on the shelf. This preservative  contains mercury and has been used since the 1930’s. There has been so much outcry around the world abut this, they now produce a preservative without mercury. But are they really Mercury free?

The following is cut and pasted directly from the FDA website

“Thimerosal as a Preservative

Thimerosal is a mercury-containing organic compound (an organomercurial). Since the 1930s, it has been widely used as a preservative in a number of biological and drug products, including many vaccines, to help prevent potentially life threatening contamination with harmful microbes. The documented antimicrobial properties of thimerosal contribute to the safe use of vaccines in multi-dose vials, and the ability to package certain vaccines, such as those for seasonal and pandemic influenza, in multi-dose vials helps facilitate immunization campaigns in the United States and globally that save lives. However, the use of thimerosal as a preservative in U.S. FDA-licensed vaccines has significantly declined due to reformulation and development of new vaccines presented in single-dose containers.

Thimerosal, which is approximately 50% mercury by weight, has been one of the most widely used preservatives in vaccines. It is metabolized or degraded to ethylmercury and thiosalicylate. Ethylmercury is an organomercurial that should be distinguished from methylmercury, a related substance that has been the focus of considerable study. Methylmercury is the type of mercury found in certain kinds of fish. At high exposure levels methylmercury can be toxic to people. In the United States, federal guidelines keep as much methylmercury as possible out of the environment and food, but over a lifetime, everyone is exposed to some methylmercury.

At concentrations found in vaccines, thimerosal meets the requirements for a preservative as set forth by the United States Pharmacopeia; that is, it kills the specified challenge organisms and is able to prevent the growth of the challenge fungi (U.S. Pharmacopeia 2004). Thimerosal in concentrations of 0.001% (1 part in 100,000) to 0.01% (1 part in 10,000) has been shown to be effective in clearing a broad spectrum of pathogens. A vaccine containing 0.01% thimerosal as a preservative contains 50 micrograms of thimerosal per 0.5 mL dose or approximately 25 micrograms of mercury per 0.5 mL dose. For comparison, this is roughly the same amount of elemental mercury contained in a 3 ounce can of tuna fish.”


I did a little research on what levels of mercury actually cause damage to the human being. This is what I found.

1 Part Per Billion is toxic to neurons

2 Parts Per Billion Mercury Safe Limit For Drinking Water

200 Parts Per Billion declared A Toxic Hazard

600 Parts Per Billion are in Mercury Free Vaccines

And based on what I put above, that was copied form the FDA website, maybe we should re-evaluate eating Tuna

Did you know that mercury is the second most deadly toxic substance know to man and 500 times more toxic than lead!

Is this the amount in the flu vaccines? Or the shingles shot? Would you really put this in your kids without knowing the facts. I am not telling you not to immunize your kids or get the flu shot. I am just saying that if you just believe what they are telling you, You have officially become sheppel. (A rare mythical beast that is a cross between a sheep and a human)

They should be required by law to tell you both sides of the argument instead of just telling you they are safe.  Makes me wonder what else they are telling us is safe that may not be?

You need all the info if you are going to make an informed decision?

Do your homework. It is your body or your kids. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY!!

There are groups that want to make immunizations mandatory. If you kids are vaccinated and mine are not. If the immunizations work, are your kids not protected from my non immunized kids? If they are not, as we are hearing form the news, maybe we need to re-evaluate whether our immunizations are really working. THINK PEOPLE!!

Just a thought

Dr T

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