I went to vote early today, and I was surprised to find on the ballot a special question for Oak Park related to disclosing the amount of mercury in certain vaccines.
Specifically, the referendum asks (via Patch):
Shall the Village of Oak Park require those who inject vaccines, in the Village of Oak Park, to give the vaccine recipients, their parents or guardians the vaccine manufacturer's specific package inserts of the vaccines they will receive, and to inform them that, thimerosal/mercury-containing vaccines, including but not limited to, influenza (flu), meningococcal (meningitis) and tetanus vaccines, may contain 3 1/2 times the daily toxic dose of mercury exposure for an 148-pound adult?
Oak Park Patch story here:
If you're like me -- unaware this issue is on the ballot -- I post this so you all can do your own research and not be surprised. Voting for judges is challenging enough. Looking up public health information while standing at the ballot box is no fun at all.
Information on thimerosal is available from the CDC here: