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  • n. The organometallic cation CH3CH2Hg+; it is a toxicant that does not seem to accumulate in the environment


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  • The quantity of mercury in that vaccine, about 12 micrograms of ethylmercury, is dwarfed by the amount of mercury that one typically encounters in the environment.

    Op-eds on vaccines by Paul Offit, MD

  • The kind of mercury that is sometimes used in vaccines is called ethylmercury and is far less toxic and more easily expelled from the body than methylmercury.

    Alex Jones' Prison

  • All mercury isn't the same: methylmercury vs. ethylmercury


  • Therefore, ethylmercury (the type of mercury in the influenza vaccine) is much less likely than methylmercury (the type of mercury in the environment) to accumulate in the body and cause harm.


  • Thimerosal contains a different form of mercury called ethylmercury.


  • Studies comparing ethylmercury and methylmercury suggest that they are processed differently in the human body.


  • It could be methylmercury, ethylmercury, or perhaps some other type that I am not familiar with.

    Environmentalist Forecasting Model, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Rather than address the known differences between ethylmercury and methylmercury—differences that were one of the main points used by those who argued that thimerosal was safe—the paper acted as if no such difference existed.

    The Panic Virus

  • He went on to say that while his own opinion was that thimerosal did not pose any risks, his calculations showed that the amount of ethylmercury children stood to receive from vaccines exceeded several established safety guidelines for methylmercury.

    The Panic Virus

  • After running the numbers, the agency realized that an infant whose parents adhered to the recommended vaccine schedule could receive anywhere from 0 micrograms μg to 62.5 μg of ethylmercury at each of his two-month, four-month, and six-month checkups, for a maximum combined total of 187.5 μg.

    The Panic Virus


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