CDC Knew: Mercury in Vaccines Induces Autism
It is quite clear that mercury is a potent neurotoxin and actually kills developing nerve cells. The serious thing is that mercury has been injected into children with numerous vaccines and it still is - with the majority of flu vaccines. Visual evidence in a film linked here, it takes eons to download so you need a fast connection or a lot of patience.
This danger was apparently clear to the CDC since some time in the '90s. The problem was discussed by the CDC, the FDA and representatives of the vaccine industry four years ago - in February 2000, only to be ... hushed up.
Firstcoastnews reports the story.
Here is an archived copy of the article.
CDC Knew of Potential Link between Vaccines, Autism
By Melissa Ross
First Coast News
Five-year-old Ryan Anderson of Jacksonville Beach is an animated, happy child.
But that wasn't always the case.
"His course of deterioration from a happy, developmentally appropriate child to the problems he began to develop, started right after he received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine," says Ryan's father, Bruce Anderson.
Now, several therapies are underway to restore Ryan's cognitive and behavioral development, which began to show significant impairment at age 18 months. Ryan also presents evidence of a persistent, active measles virus.
Ryan's doctor, Jeff Bradstreet of Melbourne, is a specialist in autism-related disorders. Using clinical diagnostic testing, he has documented a genetic defect in children that Ryan carries. That defect, says Bradstreet, made him vulnerable to a preservative in his vaccinations.
The preservative is called thimerosal, and it contains mercury, a known neuro-toxin. Until just a few years ago, children who received a full schedule of vaccinations were injected with mercury in amounts far exceeding EPA guidelines. Bradstreet says some children's bodies just can't handle the onslaught of the toxin.
"There are children who don't detox heavy metals well.. the more mercury we expose them to the more problems they're going to have," Bradstreet says.
The growing controversy over thimerosal has contributed to its removal from many childhood vaccines, beginning in the late 1990's. But it is still present in some vaccinations, including virtually all flu shots.
The Centers for Disease Control published a study last fall repudiating any possible link between thimerosal and developmental problems like autism in children. However, First Coast News has obtained non-published documents that show the CDC DID have data supporting such a link-- but kept it from the public.
Documents released through the Freedom of Information Act, detail the transcript of a meeting held in June of 2000 between members of the CDC, the FDA, and representatives from the vaccine industry.
The group discusses the results of a February 2000 study that finds a significant association between exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccines, and developmental issues like autism in children.
Some of the comments--
"There are just a host of neurodevelopmental data that would suggest we've got a serious problem."
"My gut feeling? It worries me. I don't want my grandson to get a thimerosal-containing vaccine until we know better what's going on."
"We are in a bad position from the standpoint of defending any lawsuits."
"We have asked you to keep this information confidential."
And that's what happened. Three years later, the CDC published a study in the November 2003 issue of "Pediatrics" contradicting the earlier results, and clearing thimerosal of any link to neurological problems in children.
"I just feel pretty strongly they haven't been honest in analyzing the problem."
So says Florida Congressman David Weldon, a physician. Weldon sent a letter to the head of the CDC in October of 2003, charging that data was selectively used in the "Pediatrics" study to make the earlier evidence of a mercury-autism connection disappear. He also asked for another review of the data. The CDC has not yet officially responded to Weldon's request.
"Where there's smoke there's fire.. and when you see people reluctant to investigate things properly, it makes you think they really don't want to investigate things properly," he says.
Meantime, parents like Bruce Anderson say, while they are not anti-vaccine, they do want doctors to screen children more carefully before administering shots, taking into account the specialized health concerns of each individual child. Anderson also says it's imperative the government recall any vaccines still containing thimerosal.
"I have to live with the memory of my child's cries as I held him down while he was being vaccinated, never knowing that I was injuring him."
Bradstreet adds, "This is a very potent neurotoxin. Let's do everything we can to reduce exposure, not justify why it's OK to give just a little."
Bradstreet, along with Congressman Weldon and other experts on the issue, reiterated their statements on thimerosal in Washington on February 9th. The occasion was an Institute of Medicine panel hearing information both supporting and rejecting the theory that thimerosal is linked to rising autism rates in children.
A spokesman for the CDC tells First Coast News that the agency plans to undertake an objective review of the data presented at the IOM panel.
Weldon has already expressed strong skepticism with the CDC's position however, telling First Coast News, "I don't believe the CDC can really take an objective position on the issue. They are concerned the fears about thimerosal might lead to parents being afraid to vaccinate their children. But the problem isn't vaccines, it's the thimerosal in vaccines. So parents who are concerned about this need to talk with their pediatrician, and carefully check the product insert in each vaccination to make sure the shot is thimerosal-free."
A two-part article by Dan Olmsted on autism in the Amish community in the U.S. is highly interesting. It was published in The Washington Times on April 18 and April 19, 2005.
The Age of Autism: The Amish anomaly
Red Flags Weekly: The Autism Pandemic and Relative Risk
By Daniel Hollenbeck (subscription needed)
February 2005: U.S. Representatives Dave Weldon, M.D. from Florida and Carolyn Maloney from New York have reintroduced H.R. 881, a measure that would eliminate mercury from vaccines.
LA Times: '91 Memo Warned of Mercury in Shots
Motherjones.com: Toxic Tipping Point
Are the CDC, the FDA, and other health agencies covering up evidence that a mercury preservative in children's vaccines caused a rise in autism?
Mercury on the Mind - By Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD
Although they afflict widely different age groups, autism and Alzheimer's disease share a common cause: mercury. Dr. Boyd Haley, professor and chair of the chemistry department at the University of Kentucky, and Dr. Bernard Rimland, founder of the Autism Research Institute, presented evidence at this year's Doctors for Disaster Preparedness meeting that connects mercury with these diseases.
THE TRUTH BEHIND THE VACCINE COVER-UP
By Russell Blaylock, M.D
Mercury and human health - Idaho Observer
New Study from Northeastern University Suggests Link Between Vaccine Ingredients And Autism, ADHD
Toxic Tipping Point - Mother Jones - Are the CDC, the FDA, and other health agencies covering up evidence that a mercury preservative in children's vaccines caused an epidemic of autism?
Mercury : The Winged Messenger - Book on mercury and autism
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology An excellent on-line presentation of the dangers of mercury fillings in teeth
Discover Magazine - March 2005: Our Preferred Poison
A little mercury is all that humans need to do away with themselves quietly, slowly, and surely
Red Flags Weekly: Vaccines and Immune Suppression (subscription needed)
Found on the Alternative Medicine Forum, posted there by Donna:
Bayer made Rhogam that contained 35 mcg of mercury, Bayer in 2003 Petitioned OEHHA to take thimerosal/mercury off the list of reproductive toxins, After parents with disabled children filed lawsuits. [The EPA limit for INGESTING mercury is 6 mcg! Pregnant women continue to be INJECTED with 25 mcg of mercury via the flu vaccine!] What happens to these disabled children, Some require many diffrent medications just to survive.
Here is OEHHA reply to Bayer.
OEHHA (Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assesment) reports;
"The scientific evidence that PMA and Thimerosal cause reproductive toxcitity is CLEAR and VOLUMINOUS.
The evidence for its reproductive toxcitity includes severe mental retardation or malformations in human offspring who were poisoned when thier mothers were exposed to ethylmercury or thimerosal while pregnant."
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The Autism Epidemic: Is Organized Medicine Hiding The Truth?
Bush Administration Knew Childhood Vaccines Cause Autism
by Evelyn J. Pringle - www.dissidentvoice.org
February 7, 2005
FDA Knew Dangers Of Thimerosal-Vaccines For 60 Years
September 02, 2005 By: Evelyn Pringle - Independent Media TV ?
Since the 1930s, mercury-based Thimerosal has been added to vaccines as a preservative to boost drug company profits by allowing vaccine makers to package in bulk instead of individual doses. According to newly discovered research, which was supported by a grant from the American Medical Association, government agencies have known for 60 years that Thimerosal was neither safe or effective, and that it should have been removed as a preservative in pharmaceutical products.
"For a long period mercurial compounds, such as bichloride of mercury, headed the list of chemical which were thought to be effective in the killing of microorganisms," it said. However, the authors basically state that Thimerosal as a preservative is useless, "It is not highly germicidal and especially does not possess high germicidal value in the presence of serum and other protein mediums. The loss of antibacterial activity of mercurials in the presence of serum proves their incompatibility with serum."
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Tuesday February 17 2004
updated on Friday December 3 2010
URL of this article:
Alarming expose of research manipulation
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December 19, 2004 - Sepp Hasslberger