Weldon H.R. 881 to Mercury Free Drug Act 2005
than (LT) 1.0 mcg per dose for vaccines.
more than (NMT) 1.0 mcg total mercury
per dose for vaccines with NMT 0.5 mcg
per dose of organic mercury compounds.
0.5 mcg per dose for drugs given less
than 3 times a year.
NMT 0.03 mcg per dose for drugs given in a short-term regimen with NMT 3
doses per day.
0.01 mcg per dose for drugs given in
long-term treatment regimens with more
than 50 doses.
For comparison, the EPA upper limit for
Potable Water is NMT 0.002 ppb.]
Of Safety 1 Required
chronic studies are required unless
mercury level is NMT 0.01 mcg per dose.
chronic studies if you add no mercury to
the product and the total level of
mercury is NMT 0.005 mcg per dose.
no proper studies for the long-term harm
of mercury in vaccines have ever been
done, there is no proof of safety.Therefore, effectively, the
Mercury-Free Drugs Act 2005would
disallow mercury, at any level,
except for accidental component levels.
presence of mercury – not its level or
the nature of the compound.
of mercury-free, or mercury-reduced,
alternatives and how one can obtain
against any mercury containing vaccine
to a pregnant woman
and level of mercury in parts per
billion (1000 times the ppm level).
of mercury-free, or
mercury‑reduced, alternatives and
how one can obtain such.
Black box warning on any
mercury-preserved vaccine prohibiting
its being given to pregnant women and
children 3 years of age and younger.
ALL DRUGS, DEVICES & COMBINATION
PRODUCTS: Manufacture must disclose
mercury content on all labeling3
and provide warnings for children
and pregnant women
2Not prohibited3Required on ALL package insets, cartons, and primary container.
1, 2006 for Childhood vaccines
January 1, 2009 for ALL other
180 days after enacted (flu vaccine).
360 days after enacted (childhood
540 days after enacted (other drugs,
devices & all other products).
Unlimited4 12-month exemption for any “possible”
to a one time only 12-month
4A “loophole” that may be used to significantly
delay the effective dates of compliance.
The manufacturers, on
their own (with a push from the vaccine
injured consumer) have already reduced the
mercury levels in most vaccines to 0 .5
micrograms or less per dose with the exception
of the flu vaccine.The Weldon bill: a)
raises the level to 1 microgramb)requires no explicit proof of safety, c)
is limited to vaccines, d) provides no
incentive to stop using mercury compounds in
the vaccine manufacturing process.
Rather than demanding the
complete removal of mercury from the process
at a time when the vaccine manufacturers have
been given tax credits to build new vaccine
facilities, the Weldon bill, effectively,
continues to support the use of mercury in old
or new facilities.The Weldon bill by law, “reduces”
the levels of mercury in vaccines so that less
children but not all children will be harmed.The unnecessary sacrificing of some
children but not all children is unacceptable
and an unnecessary strategic compromise.
In addition, the current“reduction”
process thatadds mercury, then “reduces it out”
is an antiquated procedure that unnecessarily generates
hazardous mercury wastes,which contribute to the poisoning of our
environment.[There are other vaccine-approved
sterilizing compounds that are approved for
use in vaccines as preservatives that are not
In contrast, the MFDA:
a) applies to all drug, device, and
combination products, b) explicitly
requires proof of safety and since
there is no long term proof of safety effectively,
MFDA disallows mercury in vaccines and drugs
at any level except at accident components
levels c) provides strong
incentives for the manufacturers to switch to
processes that do not involve the use of
The MFDA also sets
mercury level limits on all drugs, except
vaccines, that decrease the allowable levels
of mercury based on an assessment of average
“frequency of use” of the drug or device.