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Some Illinois Vaccines Still Legally Laced With Mercury

Mercury madness
Despite the new Illinois law that limits mercury levels in vaccines, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has permitted four vaccines with higher levels of mercury to remain on the shelves. One, the flu vaccine, contains twenty times the mercury limit. IDPH claims the high cost and scarcity of mercury-free vaccines have forced them to declare the exemptions . Critics say it isn't clear that there is a shortage and that health officials are putting Illinois' most vulnerable citizens in jeopardy.

The IDPH believes thimerosal, the mercury-laden preservatives in many vaccines is safe and will cause no harm even at the higher levels found in the exempted vaccines. Read more….. Listen to an expanded version of the story…..


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