Physicians, Parents & Politicians Challenge Childhood Immunizations
By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. Online Feature, No. . Winter, 2005
Once the epitome of public health success, childhood vaccine policies are under fire, owing to a growing concern that thimerosal, the mercury-containing preservative in many vaccines, may trigger autism, ADHD and other developmental problems. Federal authorities maintain vaccines are safe and thimerosal poses little threat, but an increasingly vocal movement of parents, politicians and physicians are unconvinced.