Skip Navigation

Vaccines

Skip Content Marketing
  • Share this:
  • submit to facebook
  • Tweet it
  • submit to reddit
  • submit to StumbleUpon
  • submit to Google +

Comparison of Mercury Exposures


 

Methyl Mercury

Thimerosal
(ethyl mercury salicylate)

Exposure contaminated fish a preservative in some vaccines and other products
Route of exposure oral route injection (intramuscular)
Pattern of exposure chronic; primarily dependent on fish consumption periodic*
Likelihood of continual exposure only with fish-rich diet not likely

*limited to vaccination or exposure to other thimerosal-containing products

Last Updated March 23, 2010