Difference between thimerosal and mercury
- a light-colored crystalline powder (trade name Merthiolate) used as a surgical antiseptic
Thimerosal, as a preservative, is no longer contained in any childhood vaccine, with the exception of the influenza vaccine.
The others were chlorocresol, cresol, parabens, phenol, phenylethanol, phenyl mercuric salts and thimerosal;
Now, antivax bloggers suggest the vaccine is not safe for children and pregnant woman because of a preservative in the vaccine called thimerosal.
- a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
- temperature measured by a mercury thermometer
According to the EPA, fish at the top of the aquatic food chain bioaccumulate methylmercury to a level approximately 1 million to 10 million times greater than dissolved concentrations found in surrounding waters.
Cayenne pepper, which easily loses its red colour, was tinted with cinnabar, an extremely poisonous mercury compound.
Mercury is thermally desorbed from solid samples, trapped on an in-line gold trap, and subsequently determined by cold-vapour atomic absorption spectrometry.