Here’s a note I received in my inbox from Erwin Alber of V.I.N.E. (Vaccination Information Network). Do give this some consideration. John

Please warn everyone that the flu vaccine “recommended” for children (1) and pregnant women (!) contains Thiomersal (49.6% ethyl mercury)!

The Eli Lilly safety data sheet for Thimerosal mentions mental retardation as one of the possible side-effects of Thimerosal, and that Thimerosal is mutagenic in mammalian cells. 

‘In biology, a mutagen (Latin, literally origin of change) is a physical or chemical agent that changes the genetic material, usually DNA, of anorganism and thus increases the frequency of mutations above the natural background level. As many mutations cause cancer, mutagens are typically also carcinogens.’     Wikipedia

I suspect that Lilly has listed the side-effects to absolve the company from legal liability in regard to compensation claims, having published warnings about possible harmful side-effects. The health authorities are however not only do not pass Lilly’s information on to the public, but actually go out of their way to tell the public that Thiomersal is safe!


Excerpt from:

Eli Lilly and Company

Material Safety Data Sheet


Effective Date: 22-Dec-1999

Emergency Overview


R = Reproductive

A = Allergen

Emergency Overview Effective Date: 08-Dec-1999

Lilly Laboratory Labeling Codes:

Health 2 Fire 1 Reactivity 0 Special R, A

Primary Physical and Health Hazards: Skin Permeable. Toxic. Mutagen. Irritant (eyes).

Allergen. Nervous System and Reproductive Effects.

Caution Statement: Thimerosal may enter the body through the skin, is toxic, alters genetic material, may be irritating to the eyes, and causes allergic reactions. Effects of exposure may include numbness of extremities, fetal changes, decreased offspring survival, and lung tissue changes.

Chronic Exposure

Thimerosal is a mercuric compound. Toxicity data for thimerosal and mercury are presented.

Target Organ Effects: Thimerosal – Kidney effects (tubule necrosis), lung effects (tissue changes).

Mercury – Nervous system effects (insomnia, tremor, anorexia, weakness, headache), liver effects (jaundice, digestive effects (hypermotility, diarrhea).

Other Effects: Thimerosal – Decreased weight gain.

Reproduction: Thimerosal – Decreased offspring survival.

Mercury – Changes in sperm production, decreased offspring survival, and offspring nervous system effects including mild to severe mental retardation and motor coordination impairment.

Sensitization: No applicable information found.

Mutagenicity: Thimerosal – Mutagenic in mammalian cells.


The Eli Lilly safety data sheet for Thimerosal mentions mental retardation as one of the possible side-effects of Thimerosal, yet according to the information posted on e.g. the New Zealand Immunisation Advisory Centre website, Thiomersal is safe. Is this not public misinformation on a wide scale?







Tuesday, May 20, 2003


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