A 44-year-old member asked:
Can the thimerosal in flu vaccine get absorbed into blood and cartilage?
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
It is eliminated: Thimerosal, which contains ehtylmercury, is eliminated quickly from the body and has not been shown to cause harm. This is in contrast to methylmercury, which is the type we get from food and is involved in most mercury poisoning, and which is eliminated from the body very slowly.
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