mercury and thimerosal

Ask a chemistCategory: Othermercury and thimerosal
Peter Elliot asked 5 months ago

Could I have opinions on the following quotation. I do not want to preface it to avoid bias. Once I have a few opinions I will be happy to explain:

“To speak of mercury in vaccines does not make any sense. Vaccines do not contain mercury. The have a preservative that is called thimerosal in whose structure is contained an atom of mercury, but it is not mercury. It is like saying that water [H2O] has oxygen and therefore I can breathe water, because it has oxygen. No, chemically speaking—-“