United Nations Urged to Ban Mercury in Vaccines
SILVER SPRING, Md., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CoMeD – While the United Nations (UN) actively questions the use of vaccines containing a neurotoxic mercury compound, the Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs  (CoMeD), a Maryland-based, non-profit organization, is urging the UN to ban it.
In mid-March, governments were asked to send the UN secretariat "information on mercury use in pharmaceuticals, especially vaccines." The request  was made in preparation for the United Nations Environmental Programme's third intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC3)  on mercury, scheduled for this fall. The purpose of the INC meetings is to develop a legally-binding, global mercury treaty by 2013.
CoMeD  was pleased by this call for information because CoMeD provided scientific data about health hazards caused by mercury in vaccines to various international delegates at the second INC meeting  in January in Chiba, Japan.
Since then, CoMeD  has publicized new
studies proving that the mercury in
vaccines  and dental amalgams, or
"silver" fillings , is associated with
neurological diseases  such as
autism  in children and