One of the ingredients in thimerosal is mercury, a known toxin.
In fact, several of the studies found that children who received vaccines with thimerosal were less likely to develop autism.
Clearly, something other than thimerosal is to blame for this troubling trend.
thimerosal thi·mer·o·sal (thī-měr'ə-sāl')
A cream-colored crystalline powder used as a local antiseptic for abrasions and minor cuts.