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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...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin