Almost a year ago I started working in a chemical plant in shipping. I see a lot labels come thru my area. Some of the products are low toxicity & some are very toxic. Products that are very toxic require special packaging when it comes to shipping. They have to be inside a plastic bag with an absorbent pad inside the bag. Padding is placed around the products in the box & stickers are placed are on the box as the toxicity of the products in the box.
Products that contain mercury have a Skull & Bones diamond on them. The label looks very similar to this label.
As I've explained in blog entries before, Thimerosal is 50% mercury. It's been touted by the CDC, FDA & the WHO as a safe ingredient in vaccines. However, is this true? What does the science say?
Let's take a look at the toxicity of Thimerosal.
Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Thimerosal: ORAL (LD50): Acute: 75 mg/kg [Rat]. 91 mg/kg [Mouse].
II. Hazard Identification: Classification of The Substance Or Mixture According to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 [EU-GHS/CLP]:
Acute toxicity, Inhalation (Category 2)
Acute toxicity, Dermal (Category 1)
Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 2)
Acute aquatic toxicity (Category 1)
Chronic aquatic toxicity (Category 1)
On a table, where does this toxicity lie?
|Table 1: Toxicity Classes: Hodge and Sterner Scale|
|Routes of Administration|
|1||Extremely Toxic||1 or less||10 or less||5 or less||1 grain (a taste, a drop)|
|2||Highly Toxic||1-50||10-100||5-43||4 ml (1 tsp)|
|3||Moderately Toxic||50-500||100-1000||44-340||30 ml (1 fl. oz.)|
|4||Slightly Toxic||500-5000||1000-10,000||350-2810||600 ml (1 pint)|
|5||Practically Non-toxic||5000-15,000||10,000-100,000||2820-22,590||1 litre (or 1 quart)|
|6||Relatively Harmless||15,000 or more||100,000||22,600 or more||1 litre (or 1 quart)|