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Vaccine Preservative Stirs Up International Debate
2012-12-18 05:23:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) is considering a ban on a vaccine preservative that is widely used in developing countries. The safety of thimerosal, also known as thiomersal, has come under fire in the past, and the U.N. is expected to make a decision on the future use of the preservative after a final meeting in January, according to various media outlets. The vaccine preservative contains mercury, and was removed from most...

2011-08-18 14:18:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CoMeD - On Thursday, August 18, 2011, scientists and advocates from the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD) met with officials from the United States (U.S.) Department of State and other government agencies. This meeting discussed the inclusion of pharmaceuticals in the upcoming treaty negotiations in Nairobi, Kenya about a global treaty on mercury being developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CoMeD had...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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