Mercury Research Paper by hicaliber

An analysis of the medical uses and risks of using mercury and the possible link between mercury and autism.
# 94114 | 2,224 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper discusses the chemical properties and uses of mercury. It particularly discusses the medical uses of mercury and then goes on to describe the concerns of using mercury for medicinal purposes. The paper discusses the fact that government regulatory agencies are being pressured into loosening mercury pollution controls, despite the fact that history and science have shown the risks of mercury poisoning. The paper concludes by discussing the possible link between mercury in childhood vaccinations and the development of autism.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • AIAID. (2005, April 21) Frequently Asked Questions: NIAID-Supported Studies on Mercury, Thimerosal, and Vaccine Safety. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved April 2006 from
  • Burbacher, T.M. (2005, August) Comparison of blood and brain mercury levels in infant monkeys exposed to methylmercury or vaccines containing thimerosal. Environmental Health Perspectives. Retrieved April 2006 from
  • Fuentes, A. (2004, May-June) Injecting mercury: is thimerosal the missing link to autism and developmental problems? E: The Environmental Magazine. Retrieved April 2006, from
  • Haley, B.E. (2002, November-December) Toxic overload: assessing the role of mercury in autism. Mothering. Retrieved April 2006, from
  • O'Meara, K.P. (2003, June 24) Vaccines May Fuel Autism Epidemic; A new study indicates childhood vaccines containing a mercury-based preservative may be the culprits behind the surge in autism cases sweeping the United States. Insight on the News. Retrieved April 2006, from

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APA Format

Mercury (2007, April 22) Retrieved June 30, 2022, from

MLA Format

"Mercury" 22 April 2007. Web. 30 June. 2022. <>