have probably seen your nurse insert a syringe into a large vial, extract
some liquid, and then leave a substantial amount of vaccine in the original
container. If you've witnessed this seemingly benign procedure, you've seen
how vaccine manufacturers are saving money at the expense of public health.
In order to store larger amounts of vaccine at a lower cost, companies began
offering "multi-dose units" while adding preservatives to prevent
contaminations. That way doctors can open and close a vaccine container,
inviting germs into the once-sterile solution, while assuring the public
that those contaminants are quickly killed by the preservative.
familiar? It's the same story of corporate America's love affair with preservatives.
It saves them money, while posing an undue risk to your health. But like
many toxic preservatives found in food, a vaccine preservative kills more
than just bacteria and fungi; it can lead to extensive neurological damage
in your children, and has even been implicated in autism.
is the preservative of choice for vaccine manufacturers. First introduced
by Eli Lilly and Company in the late 1920s and early 1930s, the company
began selling it as a preservative in vaccines in the 1940s. Thimerosal
contains 49.6 percent mercury by weight and is metabolized or degraded into
ethylmercury and thiosalicylate. Mercury, or more precisely, ethylmercury,
is the principle agent that kills contaminants. Unfortunately, mercury also
kills much more than that.
Department of Defense classifies mercury as a hazardous material that could
cause death if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Mercury
poisoning has been linked to cardiovascular disease, autism, seizures, mental
retardation, hyperactivity, dyslexia and many other nervous system conditions.
That's why the FDA rigorously limits exposure to mercury in foods and drugs.
Some common sources of mercury include dental amalgam fillings, various
vaccines and certain fish contaminated by polluted ocean waters.
toxicity of mercury has never been in question. The real question is precisely
how much mercury-laced thimerosal is toxic, and what are the possible consequences
for our children at low doses?
Lilly and Co. supposedly answered this question for us back in 1930. Concluding
thimerosal to be of "a very low order of toxicity . . . for man,"
the company hired its own doctors to perform thimerosal experiments in Indianapolis
City Hospital on meningitis patients during a severe outbreak in 1929. This
60-year-old evidence was still quoted on the company's brochures as recently
as 1990. Andrew Waters, who is involved in a lawsuit against Eli Lilly,
claims that most critical studies on the toxicity of thimerosal were suppressed
by the company until now.
around the world, but not in the United States
might explain why thimerosal was eliminated in many countries 20 years ago.
In 1977, a Russian study found that adults exposed to ethylmercury, the
form of mercury in thimerosal, suffered brain damage years later. Studies
on thimerosal poisoning also describe tubular necrosis and nervous system
injury, including obtundation, coma and death. As a result of these findings,
Russia banned thimerosal from children's vaccines in 1980. Denmark, Austria,
Japan, Great Britain and all the Scandinavian countries have also banned
Lilly stuck to its "scientific" facts, but the truth began slipping
between the cracks in 1999. After the number of immunizations rose to 12
to 15 per child, the public finally became privy to the possible dangers
of thimerosal. One 1999 study revealed that some infants, due to a genetic
or developmental factor, lack the ability to eliminate mercury. Trace amounts
of mercury in these infants, when accumulated over several vaccines, could
pose a severe health risk. Some vaccines, such as vaccines for hepatitis
B, contained as much as 12.5 micrograms of mercury per dose. That's more
than 100 times the EPA's upper limit standard when administered to infants.
B vaccines aren't the only immunizations under suspicion. According to Burton
Goldberg in Alternative Medicine, scientists are finding stronger and stronger
links between thimerosal and neurological damage. One report by Dr. Vijendra
Singh of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan found
a higher incidence of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) antibodies
in autistic children.
National Vaccine Information Center in Vienna, Virginia, has noted a strong
association between the MMR vaccine and autistic features. Reporting similar
findings, the Encephalitis Support Group in England claims that children
who became autistic after the MMR vaccine started showing autistic symptoms
as early as 30 days after vaccination. The diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus
vaccine (DPT) given at two, four and six months has triggered autistic symptoms,
the FDA finally formally released this information in 1999, the news came
too little too late for some parents. The damage had already been done.
between autism and thimerosal
affects 500,000 to 1.5 million Americans and has grown at an annual rate
of 10 to 17 percent since the late 1980s. California found a 273 percent
increase in autism between 1987 and 1998. Maryland reported a 513 percent
increase in autism between 1993 and 1998 and several dozen other states
reported similar findings. Some scientists say the estimated number of cases
of autism has increased 15-fold –1,500 percent – since 1991,
when the number of childhood vaccinations doubled. Whereas one in every
2,500 children was diagnosed with autism before 1991, one in 166 children
now have the disease.
increase in reported autism cases eerily parallels the increase in the number
and frequency of thimerosal-containing vaccinations administered to infants.
As of today, children are given as many as 21 immunizations in the first
15 months of life. After a number of scientists and concerned activists
noticed the correlation, an investigation was launched to get to the heart
of the matter.
evidence links thimerosal with nervous system disorders
June 2000, federal officials and industry representatives were assembled
by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to discuss the disturbing
evidence. According to Tom Verstraeten, an epidemiologist who had analyzed
the data on the CDC's database, thimerosal appeared to be responsible for
a dramatic increase in autism and other neurological disorders. Verstraeten
told those at the meeting that a number of earlier studies indicate a link
between thimerosal and speech delays, attention-deficit disorder, hyperactivity
offered no possible cause for this correlation, but held that the statistical
evidence linking vaccines and neurological disorders was strong. Dr. Bill
Weil, a consultant for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Dr. Richard
Johnston, an immunologist and pediatrician from the University of Colorado,
presented similar concerns to the group. However, given no causal relationship,
the CDC and industry representatives were quick to discredit the evidence.
the CDC paid the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to conduct another study on
thimerosal. According to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., this study was fixed in
order to "whitewash" previous findings. In its 2001 report, the
IOM's Immunization Safety Review Committee did conclude that the link between
thimerosal and neurodevelopmental disorders was biologically plausible,
though the evidence neither proved nor negated it. The Committee stated
that phasing out thimerosal from vaccines was “a prudent measure in
support of the public health goal to reduce mercury exposure of infants
and children as much as possible.” However, these findings offered
no imperative. The data presented at the 2000 meeting was withheld from
publication and the link between thimerosal and autism remained "inconclusive."
what does "inconclusive" mean? Well, that depends on who you talk
to. According to the FDA, these "inconclusive" findings negate
the risk of a causal relationship between thimerosal and autism. Even Tom
Verstraeten, one of the presenters of epidemiological evidence at the CDC
meeting, seemingly changed his tune a bit. In 2000, Verstraeten vigorously
campaigned against thimerosal based upon his "inconclusive" correlation,
but after he was hired by GlaxoSmithKline, the doctor changed his position.
The same evidence from 2000, in Verstraeten's eyes, became "neutral"
in 2003. After criticism for this apparent flip-flop, Verstaeten wrote a
letter to the editor of Pediatrics in 2004 backing the CDC's actions and
his own research methods.
continues selling vaccines with thimerosal
an imperative to eradicate thimerosal immediately, vaccine manufacturers
like Merck & Co. seemingly took their time in reducing thimerosal levels
in vaccines. After a large public outcry in 1999, Merck & Co. began
decreasing or eliminating the amount of thimerosal in its vaccines. In September
1999, Merck announced that its new line of vaccines were preservative-free,
but still continued to distribute the remainder of thimerosal-preserved
vaccines until 2001. Only after a congressional inquiry in 2002 did they
stop distributing their stockpile. Rep. Dave Weldon, R-Fla., called Merck's
officials at the Center for Disease Control claim evidence is lacking to
support the possible risks of thimerosal, Dr. Mark Geier, a Maryland geneticist
and vaccinologist, along with his son and research partner David Geier,
says the CDC has chosen to ignore the science. According to Dr. Geier, more
than 5,000 articles have been published that question the safety of thimerosal
Geiers analyzed the data and determined that the more thimerosal a child
receives, the greater his or her chances are of being autistic. The CDC
says the Geiers misused information from a CDC database that was not intended
to help prove theories. Given no real causal mechanism linking thimerosal
and autism, the game seems to have become one of slanting the data to suit
the needs of government and industrial interests. Even Verstraeten has admitted
that these "inconclusive" findings certainly don't rule out the
possibility of finding a link in the future.
action against vaccine manufacturers
the dearth of health organizations owning up to the dangers of thimerosal,
many parents followed their gut instincts and took legal action against
vaccine manufacturers. More than 4,200 families have filed lawsuits claiming
thimerosal caused injuries to their children. These lawsuits often have
two goals: First, to seek reparations for the loss of consortium (basically
meaning that an autistic child creates emotional and psychological burdens
on their family life), and second, to ensure that these companies exercise
more concern for public health and less concern for their own bottom line.
lawsuits are slow in producing results. The first constraint on these lawsuits
is the National Childhood Vaccine Act of 1986. This act stipulates that
victims cannot seek redress in the courts without first filing a claim for
recovery in the federal Vaccine Court. The statute of limitations for this
is within three years of "the first symptom or manifestation of onset
or of the significant aggravation of a [vaccine-related] injury."
cases of many thimerosal victims, the link between autism and vaccines didn't
appear until six years after the first vaccine was administered. While this
statute has stopped some claims against vaccine manufacturers, including
such big firms as Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and Johnson & Johnson,
many judges are now allowing suits against Eli Lilly, the maker of thimerosal,
to stand. While the Vaccine Act shields vaccine manufacturers, one judge
reasons that the legislation does not protect the production of thimerosal
because it is a "component."
burden of proof in court is also extremely problematic for most of these
suits. Given the supposed lack of scientific data, lawyers are hard-pressed
to prove the link between thimerosal and autism. In what seems like an underhanded
move, the CDC sold its data to a private company, ensuring that lawyers
could not access it under the Freedom of Information Act.
past five years, Congress has also aided vaccine manufacturers, supposedly
for "security" reasons. In 2002, a mysterious piggyback on the
2002 Homeland Security bill freed drug companies of liability in lawsuits
regarding thimerosal. Called the "Eli Lilly Protection Act" by
outraged parents and activists, the then-House Majority Leader Dick Armey
told CBS News he snuck the amendment in to keep vaccine-makers from going
out of business. Armey claimed it was a matter of national security. "We
need their vaccines if the country is attacked with germ weapons."
foreign biological terrorism hasn't been a big problem for American citizens,
but those whose lives (and the lives of their children) have been affected
if not ruined by the harmful effects of thimerisol would undoubtedly say
these potentially harmful vaccines are indeed a problem. Armey's piggyback
bill was repealed in 2003, but that didn't stop lawmakers from continuing
to protect the vaccine industry.
Majority Leader Bill Frist is no stranger to the thimerosal debate, having
received $873,000 in contributions from the pharmaceutical industry and
$10,000 from Eli Lilly. Frist's position allowed him to attempt to help
the industry from the inside, according to Kennedy. Kennedy reports that
on five occasions, Frist tried to seal the government's vaccine-related
documents and shield Eli Lilly from subpoenas. Frist also introduced a provision
in the 2005 Senate Bill S-3 called the "Protecting America in the War
on Terror Act," that would effectively insulate the pharmaceutical
industry from liability for thimerosal poisoning. Pharmaceutical manufacturers,
including Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Aventis, Weyeth and Eli Lilly, can basically
get off scot-free for their actions, even as more and more evidence suggests
that top company officials were aware of the possible dangers and did nothing.
memo leaked to the Los Angeles Times reportedly implicates one vaccine manufacturer,
Merck & Co., for knowing that thimerosal could pose serious threats
to infants. Allegedly, Dr. Maurice Hilleman, one of Merck's top scientists,
warned the president of Merck of a possible threat as early as 1991. Dr.
Hilleman told executives that six-month-old children receiving regular immunizations
frequently received mercury doses 87 times higher than guidelines for the
maximum consumption of mercury. Given today's more prudent mercury standards,
those thimerosal doses would be 400 times that of safe levels. Dr. Hilleman
recommended in the memo that thimerosal be discontinued.
only do government and industry officials seem to be trying to downplay
the possible harms of thimerosal; the media is also denying the issue coverage.
Just recently, ABC flip-flopped on whether it will air interviews with Robert
Kennedy Jr., a leading critic of thimerosal. ABC has been accused of suppressing
the interviews because of its ties to the pharmaceutical industry.
thimerosal debate continues
with the enormous amount of controversy surrounding this issue, the five-year-old
plea for "more research" may have finally produced some results.
Burton Goldberg notes that a defect in the myelinization process (insulation
of nerve fibers) could explain mercury's propensity to cause autism and
neurological damage. This may also account for the frequent development
of epilepsy in older autistic children.
are also working on biological links that support the strong correlations.
Researchers at Northeastern University, working with scientists from the
University of Nebraska, Tufts and Johns Hopkins University, may have recently
found the mechanism by which thimerosal interferes with brain activity.
If these researchers are right, vaccine manufacturers could do little to
keep the damaging effects of thimerosal hidden.
professor Richard Deth and colleagues found that exposure to thimerosal
potently interrupts growth factor signaling, causing adverse effects on
the transfer of carbon atoms. These carbon atoms play a significant role
in regulating normal DNA function and gene expression and are critical to
proper neurological development. Additionally, the scientists recently obtained
more insight into the mechanism by which thimerosal interferes with folate-dependent
methylation. The mechanism inhibits the biosynthesis of the active form
of vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin), a vitamin now being administered to autistic
speak on mercury, vaccines and thimerosal
all childhood vaccines have at least one mercury-free version, and I urge
parents to ask for those versions if they choose to vaccinate their children.
Injecting mercury into children, especially infants whose immune systems
are still underdeveloped (hepatitis B shots are typically given at birth,
before the immune system has developed), can be an assault to the immune
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Autoimmune Disorders by Stephen
B Edelson MD, page 65
1999 studies began to surface showing that multi-dose vial vaccines, such
as the MMR and hepatitis B vaccines, contained enough thimerosal to expose
vaccinated children to 62.5 ug of mercury per visit to the pediatrician.
This is one hundred times the dose considered safe by the Federal Environmental
Protection Guidelines for infants! Worse yet, some infants will receive
doses even higher; because thimerosal tends to settle in the vial. If it
is not shaken up before being drawn, the first dose will contain low concentrations
of mercury and the last dose will contain enormously high concentrations.
If your baby is the unlucky one that gets the last dose, serious brain injury
Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 166
of families say they can demonstrate with videotapes and photos that their
children were normal prior to being vaccinated, reacted badly to the vaccines,
and became autistic shortly thereafter. The number of vaccines given before
age two has risen from 3 in 1940, when autism occurred in perhaps one case
per 10,000 births, to 22 different vaccines given before the age of two
in the year 2000.
Building Wellness with DMG by Roger V Kendall PhD, page 104
know that certain forms of mercury, such as methylmercury and phenylmercury,
are highly lipid soluble, which makes the brain especially susceptible to
mercury accumulation. These forms of mercury are found in vaccines as the
preservative thimerosal. Once in the brain, it tends to attach itself to
protein structures, especially to the cell membrane, where it can disrupt
membrane functions.23 By binding to the cell membrane, mercury changes the
membrane's fluid-like quality, making it stiffer and causing the cell to
age faster.24 The brain is unique in that neurons depend on special microscopic
tube-like structures within the cell, appropriately called neurotubules,
for their function. These neurotubules are manufactured by the cell from
a substance called tubulin. We know that mercury interacts with tubulin
causing it to unravel. Studies in rats have shown that doses of mercury
corresponding to those seen in humans can cause a 75 percent increase in
Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 53
the case of the susceptible newborn infant and toddler, multiple exposures
to mercury-containing and multiple antigen vaccines are highly suspect in
the causation of multiple organ injury (Bernard et al. 2000). The GI tract,
the liver, the pancreas, the kidneys, the immune system, and the brain are
major sites of mercury absorption. Researchers have clearly shown a chronic
inflammatory bowel disease due to vaccine strain measles in a subset of
children with autism (Thompson et al. 1995; Wakefield et al. 1995, 1999,
2000a,b; Kawashima et al. 2000; Pardi et al. 2000; Uhlmann et al. 2002).
Disease Prevention And Treatment by Life Extension Foundation, page 153
of autistic children have frequently shown very high levels of mercury,
with no other source but vaccines found for the exposure. These levels are
equal to those seen in adults during toxic industrial exposures. Several
autism clinics have found dramatic improvements in the behavior and social
interactions in children from whom the mercury was chelated. Results depended
on how soon the mercury was removed following exposure, but permanent damage
can be caused if the metal is not chelated soon enough. Still, even in cases
of severe damage, because of the infant brain's tremendous reparative ability,
improvements are possible. The problem of autism involves numerous body
systems including the gastrointestinal, immune and nervous systems; as a
result we see numerous infections and magnified effects of malnutrition.
Intrepid workers in the shadows, that is outside the medial establishment,
have worked many miracles with these children using a multidisciplinary
scientific approach completely ignored by the orthodoxy. Some children have
even experienced a return to complete physiological normalcy.
Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 166
and autism mercury toxicity is a suspected cause of a steep rise—a
tenfold increase between 1984 and 1994—in diagnosed cases of autism
in children around the world, according to some scientists. Specifically,
the culprit is thimerosal, a mercury-based compound used as a preservative
in vaccines commonly administered to babies and infants. thimerosal-free
vaccines are available. If you have a child who will be receiving vaccinations,
ask for and make sure thimerosal-free vaccines are used. Kelp, with its
essential minerals (especially calcium and magnesium), helps remove unwanted
Prescription For Dietary Wellness by Phyllis A Balch, page 198
pertussis vaccine (DPT) may cause 45,000 cases of autism per year in America,
affecting 15 cases out of 10,000 vaccinations; also caused by the measles-mumps-rubella
vaccine (MMR) that causes mental impairment, gastrointestinal damage, and
increased mortality in 6-12 months from impaired immunity; 9 out of 10 cases
were not breast-fed; eating dairy products caused parasites in the autistic
(take Vermex; contact Dr. Nelson in Mexico for control of parasites in children
with autism). There are now over 500,000 victims of autism residing in the
United States, in 1994. The pertussis vaccination is not used in Sweden,
which has virtually 0 cases of autism, as does Holland. This mental illness
afflicts environmentally and socially non-reactive persons, ofwithdrawn
personality; with inability to speak, violenttantrums, insomnia, actions
such as bolting across aroad with no regard for the dire consequences. May
be caused infant antibiotic use in ear infections with subsequent yeast
overgrowth, by cumulative genetic Brain damage, Vitamin deficiencies, or
milk and additives allergies. Immune disorders in autism include white blood
cellneutrophil Myeloperoxidase enzyme deficiency for insufficient hypochlorite
ions to kill yeast - genetic type from Chromosome 17 mutation or biotinidase
deficiency, or acquired type from lead poisoning, Folic acid or B-l 2 deficiency,
infection or leukemias…
Anti-Aging Manual by Joseph B Marion, page 450
vaccinations, especially in newborns, are another major source of childhood
mercury exposure because of the mercury-containing thimerosal preservative.
Over twenty-two vaccinations are now recommended for children before the
age of two!
Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 64
addition, there is some anecdotal evidence that autism may be tied to diet.
One theory is that, in very rare cases, a child's immune system could be
weakened by the measles-mumps-rubella vaccination (MMR), which is usually
administered before a child turns 2. As a result of this weakening, the
theory goes, the child's digestive system is unable to break down certain
food proteins, leading to abnormal brain development. Proponents of this
theory believe that putting the child on a diet that eliminates certain
foods, such as wheat and dairy products, could in certain cases reverse
the course of the disease. This theory remains speculative, however, and
research needs to be done to determine its validity. In fact, a 2001 report
issued by an Institute of Medicine committee examining studies about the
health effects of the MMR vaccine in young children suggests that there
is no proven link between the vaccine and autism. The committee recommends
that there be no change in immunization practices that require children
to be immunized during early childhood.
The Immune Advantage by Ellen Mazo and Keith Berndtson MD, page 292
than calling for an all-out immediate ban on thimerosal-containing vaccines,
they suggested that parents continue to have their children vaccinated with
mercury-contaminated vaccines until new stocks of uncontaminated vaccine
could be made available. Here are two doctors' unions that had to be beat
over the head with an overwhelming amount of data that mercury-contaminated
vaccines were harming children far worse than the actual diseases against
which the vaccine was intended to protect them, only to have them suggest
that parents continue to harm their children just to satisfy their vaccination
obsession. Are you surprised to discover that recent investigations have
found that several doctor-members of vaccine boards were either receiving
grants from vaccine manufacturers or held stock in the companies? They were
willing to sacrifice the health of millions of children just to fill their
pockets with cash. These people should be looking through bars, not serving
Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 167
may afflict 45,000 cases of autism per year in America, which afflicts 15
victims in every 10.000 births: there are now 5 00,000 of these victims
in the U.S. In Sweden not using the pertussis vaccine, there is virtually
no autism (and likewise in Holland).
Anti-Aging Manual by Joseph B Marion, page 600
symptoms of autism are similar to those of mercury poisoning. Immune dysfunction,
visual disturbances, and motor dysfunction are seen in both. Treating autistic
children for removal of mercury and other heavy metals has shown significant
improvement in their autistic symptoms. Most autistic individuals have poor
liver detoxification, low antioxidant levels, and low levels of glutathione.
Vaccines are effective, but the production and use of vaccines should proceed
more cautiously. Currently manufactured vaccines still contain harmful substances
like mercury. The link between vaccines and autism is far stronger than
the medical community is willing to admit, and more research in this area
should be an urgent priority.
Building Wellness with DMG by Roger V Kendall PhD, page 105
indicate that autism may be the result of adverse reactions to childhood
vaccinations. Dr. Alan Cohen, an environmental physician from Connecticut,
notes that high levels of autism and attention deficit disorder (ADD) did
not occur until the mandatory use of childhood vaccinations, and suggests
that there may be a connection between certain vaccines and the onset of
Complete Encyclopedia Of Natural Healing by Gary Null PhD, page 46
from the inception of vaccination programs, manufacturers added a mercury
preservative called thimerosal to vaccines. The practice continued until
recently, and was stopped only because of the outcry from thousands of concerned
parents and numerous experts in the field. The American Academy of Pediatrics
and the American Academy of Family Practice did not warn parents or pediatricians
that the mercury was dangerous until they were forced to. That mercury was
toxic to cells had been known for over sixty years, but manufacturers apparently
were more worried about lawsuits…
Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 165
fact, a 2001 report issued by an Institute of Medicine committee examining
studies about the health effects of the MMR vaccine in young children suggests
that there is no proven link between the vaccine and autism. The committee
recommends that there be no change in immunization practices that require
children to be immunized during early childhood. Another disorder affecting
the brain, Alzheimer's disease, may also have an immune connection. Alzheimer's
is a degenerative disease that slowly attacks nerve cells in the brain.
It eventually results in the loss of all memory and mental functioning.
Scientists are currently investigating the role that the immune system plays
in producing an overabundance of the amino acid glutamate, a powerful nerve-cell
killer. Another immune connection that researchers are investigating is
the idea that Alzheimer's might be triggered, in part, by a virus.
The Immune Advantage by Ellen Mazo and Keith Berndtson MD, page 292
the past 10 years, the number of autistic children has risen between 200
and 500 per cent in every state in the U.S. This sharp increase in autism
followed the introduction of MMR vaccine in 1975. Representative Dan Burton's
healthy grandson was given injections for 9 diseases in one day. These injections
were followed by autism.
A Physicians Guide To Natural Health Products That Work By James Howenstine
MD, page 267
20% of American children, one in five, suffers from a "development
disability'," according to Harris Coulter, Ph.D., Founder and Director
of the Center for Empirical Medicine, in Washington, D.C. "This is
a stupefying figure and we have inflicted it on ourselves. 'Development
disabilities' are nearly always generated by encephalitis. And the primary
cause of encephalitis in the U.S. and other industrialized countries is
the childhood vaccination program. To be specific, a large proportion of
the millions of U.S. children and adults suffering from autism, seizures,
mental retardation, hyperactivity, dyslexia, and other branches of the hydra-headed
entity called 'development disabilities' owe their disorders to one of the
vaccines against childhood diseases."
Alternative Medicine by Burton Goldberg, page 1101
noted that the increased incidence of chronic fatigue syndrome, attention
deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, and other behavior-linked illnesses
"may be an inadvertent consequence of stealth virus vaccine contaminants."
AIDS And Ebola by Leonard Horowitz, page 493
for perspective if we go back to 1971 up to 1980, we see that California
consistently added 100 to 200 new cases a year; but in the year 2002, California
added 3,577 new cases. Since 1980, the documented start of California's
autism epidemic, the number of new cases has steadily increased. If we break
down those statistics it means that from 1994 to 1995, California only added
on average 2 new autistic children a day into its system. In 2001, it was
a rate of 8 new autistic children added a day; in 2002, it jumped up to
10 children a day. mercury-containing vaccines are still in use today, including
the most recently recommended addition to the childhood immunization schedule,
2 shots of flu vaccine for infants, bringing the total number of vaccines
up to 41 in California that a child will receive before the age of two.
It will take a few years to start seeing the effect of the phasing out of
the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal from childhood vaccines on
this autism epidemic. Many symptoms of autism are similar to those of mercury
poisoning. Immune dysfunction, visual disturbances, and motor dysfunction
are seen in both. Treating autistic children for removal of mercury and
other heavy metals has shown significant improvement in their autistic symptoms.
Most autistic individuals have poor liver detoxification, low antioxidant
levels, and low levels of glutathione.
Building Wellness with DMG by Roger V Kendall PhD, page 105
the 1990s, there has been a tenfold or 1000-percent increase in autism,
an increase which has been linked by some researchers to the organic mercury
preservative commonly found in baby vaccines. A greatly increased incidence
of juvenile diabetes has been correlated to specific vaccination sequences
and to the number of vaccines given. In some Australian Aboriginal communities,
every second child died shortly after vaccination.
The Natural Way to Heal by Walter Last, page 309
best current estimates are that autism occurs in 40 to 67 children per 10,000
live births. This means that the prevalence of autism has increased 1,000
percent in the last decade. According to the latest figures just released
in January 2003 by the California Department of Developmental Services,
California experienced an astounding 31 percent increase in the number of
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