updated 9:42 a.m. MT, Mon., Jan. 26, 2009
CHICAGO - A new study from Italy adds to a mountain of evidence that a mercury-based preservative once used in many vaccines doesn't hurt children, offering more reassurance to parents.
In the early 1990s, thousands of healthy Italian babies in a study of whooping cough vaccines got two different amounts of the preservative thimerosal from all their routine shots.
Ten years later, 1,403 of those children took a battery of brain function tests. Researchers found small differences in only two of 24 measurements and those "might be attributable to chance," they wrote in the February issue of the journal Pediatrics, which was released Monday.
what are your thoughts??
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:50 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by gemgem at 11:20 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
My thoughts are... what kind of mother would let here baby be used in vaccination testing!? I know I wouldn't.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:21 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by angeladh82 at 11:28 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
Let me guess - a pharmaceutical company did this study? I believe in vaccines and my children get them, but thimerosal? Let's leave the mercury out - it isn't necessary and if playing with a thermometer is dangerous I'm sure injecting mercury into our kids isn't a good idea.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:44 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by 3earthangels at 11:47 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
I do not trust any test done so by the pharmaceutical companies or any entity that benefits from the profits of vaccines. I am a non vaccinating Mom until my kids start kindergarten. I am a sahm and my children aren't exposed to things that children who are in day care are, so I do not believe in exposing my children to unnecessary poisons in their little bodies. When they start school and their bodies (immunities) are stronger, then I vaccinate.
Answer by blessed5x at 12:01 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by SusieD250 at 12:32 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
Next question overall
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