Originally Posted by Floridafan
The primary study linking Alzheimer's with the flu vaccine was conducted by Dr. Hugh Fudenberg, MD, an immunogeneticist and biologist with nearly 850 papers published in peer review journals. According to his findings, individuals who received "Five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied), his/her chances of getting Alzheimer's disease is 10 times higher than if they had zero, one, or two shots."
In other words, an accumulation of Thimerosal in a person's system might increase her overall risk of Alzheimer's disease, said Dr. Fudenberg at an international vaccine conference, in Arlington, Virginia in 1997.
More questions on the safety of the vaccine's ingredient were raised in a study published by Dr. Boyd Haley in collaboration with researchers at the University of Calgary. Dr. Haley stated that "seven of the characteristic markers that we look for to distinguish Alzheimer's disease can be produced in normal brain tissues, or cultures of neurons, by the addition of extremely low levels of mercury." (See Resources)
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Ummm....honestly I'm no big fan of objectivity of wikipedia...but I would trust is miles over ehow where people are paid to write articles with the greatest reward for articles that are linked often(to raise ehow's search rankings). Hence inspiring controversy is rewarded.
A limited quantity of flu vaccines that do not contain Thimerosal is released annually, however these are difficult to obtain and are used up quickly by the public.
looking at the FDA, 5 of 9 of the formalizations of the flu vaccine contain no Thimerosal, that implies them being difficult to obtain is questionable.
Really most credible sources debunk most of the concerns with Thimerosal. Even still because of public opinion it's generally getting it's use reduced.