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13 Sep 2010 10:43


U.S.: Medical study: Does mercury in vaccines lead to autism?

  • NO the new study says that’s NOT the case at all source

27 May 2010 20:47


Biz: Ford kills Mercury, has eyes on Zeus himself next

  • 528k number of Mercury models the automaker sold in 1985
  • 92k number of Mercury models they sold just last year
  • 0k number of Mercury models they plan to sell after 2010 source
  • Why kill them? Simply put, Ford is trying to ditch most of their sub-brands to focus on the flagship. Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo have all met similar fates. Mercury has more history than any of those brands, though – at 71, it’s eligible for social security.

28 Jan 2009 16:04


U.S.: High-fructose corn syrup a source of mercury? Yikes!

  • That’s what some new studies say. The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, in two recent studies, found that high-fructose corn syrup, a pretty common ingredient in most prepared foods, could be a source of mercury. The toxic metal was found in almost half of all tested samples and nearly a third of 55 brand-name foods containing the syrup, used as a cheap alternative to sugar. An organization representing the refiners, however, claims the study is based on “outdated information of dubious significance.” source