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thiomersal, thimerosal

n timerosal m, tiomersal m (INN)
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Another of my organic forms, Thimersol, also fights bacteria, keeping vaccines, medicines and cosmetics from spoiling.
There has been an extensive effort to show that Thimersol, a mercury compound used to bond multiple vaccines together in a single dose, has been the cause of autism.
Another preservative, Cosmocil CQ, a bactericide that originally replaced thimersol in contact lens solutions, came to Arch when the firm bought Avecia's biocide business last year.