||Dr. Halsey's presentation at the National Vaccine
Advisory Committee Workshop on Thimerosal and Vaccines held in
Bethesda, Maryland on August 11-12, 1999.
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One thing that has not been highlighted enough is the
fact that the mercury exposures from vaccines are in
addition to background exposures to methylmercury from fish
This chart is from the EPA report to congress and
shows ranges of fish consumption in different populations
within the United States. Most groups have low to moderate
fish exposure, but there is great variability and there are
numerous populations with very high levels of fish
consumption in this country.