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Thimerosal is an antiseptic or antifungal agent that is most commonly used to preserve the condition of vaccines. It was developed in 1928 from a need to have a preservative that didn’t reduce the potency of the vaccine. In one incident, a diphtheria vaccine killed 12/21 children inoculated because the vaccine lacked a preservative, and the children contracted Staphylococcus; a bacteria which can be harmful. Though thimerosal provided a clear benefit when it was conceived, because the substance is almost 50% mercury, it has been indicated as potentially harmful. Mercury is one of the most volatile and toxic substances known to man.
Thimerosal has been linked to serious childhood conditions like autism, and the government has begun phasing the substance out.
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