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Thiomersal does not impair neurological development, according to two major UK studies published in the current edition of Pediatrics

(September).

GPs can now reassure parents over the current thiomersal-containing dTwP vaccine after research in more than 100,000 children found no negative associations except a small increase in the incidence of muscular tics.

The mercury-based vaccine preservative is shortly to be phased out of the mainstream childhood schedule, but is

still present in some forms of the childhood influenza vaccine.

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