Neurotoxicity Studies of Low-dose Thimerosal Relevant to Vaccines

Posted on Dec 6, 2011 in Chronic Disease, Health & Wellness, Vaccines

 

Integrating Experimental (In Vitro and In Vivo) Neurotoxicity Studies of Low-dose Thimerosal Relevant to Vaccines

The prevalence of emerging neuro-developmental disabilities has been directly linked to environmental neurotoxic substances which are estimated to affect 3% of children; environmental mercury exposure, mainly methylmercury from seafood and elemental mercury from coal combustion (used in electrical utilities) as well as municipal and medical waste incinerators, is at the center of concerns. However, a considerable part of these disabilities (25%) may arise as a result of interaction with individual genetic susceptibilities. Indeed it is known that Hg neurotoxicity involves long latencies and atypical responses between low and high doses; additionally, it has now been shown that exposure to different forms of mercury (such as methylmercury and Hg vapor) can act synergistically in increasing neurotoxic risks.

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Neurotoxicity Studies of Low-dose Thimerosal Relevant to Vaccines