Vol. 34 (Suppl 2) 2013 Neuro endocrinology letters

Total mercury content in canine hair before and after administration of vaccines containing thiomersal.

OBJECTIVES: Thiomersal is ethylmercury containing compound. It has been used as a preservative in vaccines since the 1930s because it is very effective in preventing bacterial contamination. Ethylmercury penetrates into growing hair in a similar manner as methylmercury.

DESIGN: A total of 48 hair samples were col.....