Is there Mercury in the Vaccines we’re giving our Children?

Via on Mar 21, 2010

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Excerpt via Robert F. Kennedy, Jr:

Deadly Immunity

When a study revealed that mercury in childhood vaccines may have caused autism in thousands of kids, the government rushed to conceal the data — and to prevent parents from suing drug companies for their role in the epidemic.

by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

In June 2000, a group of top government scientists and health officials gathered for a meeting at the isolated Simpsonwood conference center in Norcross, Ga. Convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the meeting was held at this Methodist retreat center, nestled in wooded farmland next to the Chattahoochee River, to ensure complete secrecy. The agency had issued no public announcement of the session — only private invitations to 52 attendees. There were high-level officials from the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration, the top vaccine specialist from the World Health Organization in Geneva, and representatives of every major vaccine manufacturer, including GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Wyeth and Aventis Pasteur. All of the scientific data under discussion, CDC officials repeatedly reminded the participants, was strictly “embargoed.” There would be no making photocopies of documents, no taking papers with them when they left.

The federal officials and industry representatives had assembled to discuss a disturbing new study that raised alarming questions about the safety of a host of common childhood vaccines administered to infants and young children. According to a CDC epidemiologist named Tom Verstraeten, who had analyzed the agency’s massive database containing the medical records of 100,000 children, a mercury-based preservative in the vaccines — thimerosal — appeared to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological disorders among children. “I was actually stunned by what I saw,” Verstraeten told those assembled at Simpsonwood, citing the staggering number of earlier studies that indicate a link between thimerosal and speech delays, attention-deficit disorder, hyperactivity and autism. Since 1991, when the CDC and the FDA had recommended that three additional vaccines laced with the preservative be given to extremely young infants — in one case, within hours of birth — the estimated number of cases of autism had increased fifteenfold, from one in every 2,500 children to one in 166 children…

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Minamata “Disease”:

Mercury is good for you!

Deadly Immunity: does Mercury = Autism?

Did you know mercury (poison) is in your child’s vaccines?

Minamata history:

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24 Responses to “Is there Mercury in the Vaccines we’re giving our Children?”

  1. Having problems with posting this blog…the link to the excerpt above is: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/739541

  2. Terry says:

    "Further evidence of the position of the scientific consensus includes the rejection of a causal link between thimerosal and autism by the main scientific and medical professional bodies including the American Medical Association,[38] the American Academy of Pediatrics,[39] the American College of Medical Toxicology,[40] the Canadian Paediatric Society,[41] the National Academy of Sciences,[35] the Food and Drug Administration,[4] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,[10] the World Health Organization,[9] the Public Health Agency of Canada,[42] and the European Medicines Agency.[43]"

    That's a hell of a conspiracy theory. There must be tens of thousands of people in on it, keeping the "real" truth from getting out.

    The link is from Wikipedia (not the best source) but the footnotes link to the actual statements of these bodies. That's all the research I have time for right now. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiomersal_controver

    • "There must be tens of thousands of people in on it, keeping the "real" truth from getting out."

      Yah, it's a club that meets at the Odd Fellows Club on Saturdays. Funny not one of us has ever leaked news of our "conspiracy!"

  3. elephantjournal says:

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    Stefanie Irene Lenn
    i will always stand behind NO VAccines. Vaccines have caused many problems and beyond. sprword.com

    elephantjournal.com
    They've done a ton of good, too. Not black or white. Comment on the link above!

    Darrin P
    There is absolutely NO repeatable scientific evidence linking vaccination to poisoning, autism, and all the other nonsense that conspiracy theorists associate with vaccines. Fear-mongering and spreading lies such as this costs lives and enables the spread of lethal diseases. If you want to go back to the medical practices of the Dark Ages, be my guest, don't take the rest of us with you.

    http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.com/Jenny_McCar

    Melanie Barrett
    If we don't point these things out we might as well be in the dark ages. But nothing in life is without risk.

    • smithnd says:

      Do any of your friends or family members have polio? Ever had Measels? How about Rubella?

      Vaccines have been a nearly unimaginably good impact on society.

      • dee says:

        no those children died from the vaccine, you dont hear about this do you??? If a few die that should be a total dismisal of the vaccine, we are NOT lab rats>>>

  4. Darrin says:

    There is absolutely NO repeatable scientific evidence linking vaccination to poisoning, autism, and all the other nonsense that conspiracy theorists associate with vaccines. Fear-mongering and spreading lies such as this costs lives and enables the spread of lethal diseases. If you want to go back to the medical practices of the Dark Ages, be my guest, don't take the rest of us with you.

    http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.com/Jenny_McCar

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    Katherine Kronen, Max Angle and 2 others like this.

    Stefanie Irene Lenn
    i will always stand behind NO VAccines. Vaccines have caused many problems and beyond. sprword.com

    elephantjournal.com
    They've done a ton of good, too. Not black or white. Comment on the link above!

    Darrin Pagnac
    There is absolutely NO repeatable scientific evidence linking vaccination to poisoning, autism, and all the other nonsense that conspiracy theorists associate with vaccines. Fear-mongering and spreading lies such as this costs lives and enables the spread of lethal diseases. If you want to go back to the medical practices of the Dark Ages, be my guest, don't take the rest of us with you.

    http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.com/Jenny_McCar

    Melanie Barrett
    If we don't point these things out we might as well be in the dark ages. But nothing in life is without risk.

    elephantjournal.com
    Darrin: really? Heard of Minamata?

    Melanie Barrett
    Darrin is not an enlightened human being. Pray for him…..

    Bboy Resonance
    Wow! I didn't think the moderator of elephantjournal.com would side with the scientific community! I haven't read the article because I assumed it would be filled with ideas drawn from reading non-credible sources, using mass media induced fear to appeal to readers. I'll sure to read the article!

    Lindsay Young
    seriously.

    Jessica Ceballos-Sassane
    The problem is not ony vaccines. Our foods, especialy baby formula is tainted with crap. Also, electriconic devices and wireless frequencies create somehing called electronic sensitivety….they have major effects on health.

    Bboy Resonance
    Without vaccines, polio would have killed many, then mutated into something else that would have then killed the rest of the population. And, Darrin is right. The scientific journal that the researcher published, linking autism to vaccinations was withdrawn!

    elephantjournal.com
    Bboy, no one's saying go without vaccines. They've done a ton of good. But those that contain mercury…well mercury is proven to do all sorts of nasty things to our brains. It's poison. If you watch the Cove, watch the extra on mercury. Couldn't find it on youtube.

    Comment on the post above, y'all, not just here!

  6. Lindsay Young
    you can see from this graph that the vaccines came in only AFTER the disease itself was already waning… and polio is still around people, it just hides better.

    http://barbfeick.com/vaccinations/images/vaccine_

    Bboy Resonance
    One last note: it's reported on http://www.fda.gov, that since 1999, thimerosal is no longer used as a vaccine preservative in vaccines manufactured for children ages 6 and under.

    Bboy Resonance
    Lindsay, if you can find that same graph/data from the CDC, NIH, or WHO I would be more apt accept its validity! Also, your right, polio does still exist. There is no cure. The only prevention is vaccinations.

    elephantjournal.com
    Bboy, no one's arguing against all vaccinations. I'm not, at least. But mercury in vaccinations? No one's defending that. Comment on the post itself, folks, or I can just copy paste over there, which is time consuming and lots of fun.

    Darrin Pagnac
    Exactly, Bboy. Thimerosal is rarely used as a preservative in vaccines any more, and guess what, after it's removal in 1999 there has been no decrease in the instances of autism, it is still just as prevalent as before.

    And yes, I have heard of Minamata, caused by high degrees of industrial mercury poisoning tainting water and affecting fish and … See Moreshellfish food sources. It is caused by acute mercury poisoning, and modern vaccines carry minuscule amounts of mercury at worst, most cases none at all.

    We have no cure for viral diseases; the only hope is prevention through vaccination.

    Lindsay Young
    Bboy — that is from research done by the CDC… And wrong again — vaccines like ANY drug DOES NOT CURE it only pushes the infection deeper into the tissues and delays resurgence in the DNA.

    Karen S. Howard
    I'd rather take my chances with bacteria and viruses than vaccines. I've taken a few vaccines for travel purposes, but even then, I am very careful with what gets injected into my body. CDC guidelines, NIH, WHO… all have an agenda. My agenda is to keep my body as free as possible from toxins… only then will my immune system have a chance to do its thing.

    Tee King
    I, too, am done with vaccines. On a related note, I live in a community whose water system contains neither chlorine nor fluoride. Since I've lived here, my thinking has become clearer, and I'm not as complacent as once upon a time. Now I question the powers that be…and often find that the answers scare the begeebers out of me. Are you aware of the controversy regarding flouride being a "riot-control" type of drug? Interesting stuff, and speaking from experience, I find some truth in it.

    Bboy Resonance
    Elephantjournal.com moderator, I apologize, this is the last post here. Lindsay, I stated that vaccines are methods of prevention, because their are no cures. I'm not sure where you took immunology or virology, to learn how vaccines are used to prevent viral infections, but please investigate that further. Just like your post, a website or article containg the word "DNA" doesn't mean it is scientifically true.

    John Pappas
    I have to roll with Darrin on this one. If you care for your children you will get them the vaccinations that they need.

    No need to pray for Darrin but I will think long and hard on those that don't vaccinate their children.

    Julia Eksner
    There are several books out there (most notably: Mark Hyman's books) that describe the link between the time when a mercury derivate was added to childhood vaccines and the incredible increase in childhood autism that was experienced within the next few years. The US government withdrew these vaccines, without commenting, but there is a relative … See Moreconsensus among parents who were suing the U.S. government, that the connection was there. The vaccine itself is not the "evil" ingredient, but the mercury derivate that is added to keep it from perishing. In Germany, where I lived for most of my life, the German government recently introduced a swine-flu-vaccine that had the monopoly (it was the only swine-flu-vaccine that doctor's were allowed to import and order) that contained the same mercury-contaminated ingredient. Members of the government (and their families) however petitioned to be vaccinated with a different kind of vaccine that did not have this ingredient. This – predictably – caused a huge scandal once it became known. All of this to say: the government and pharmaceutical companies know very well what they're doing. They just don't care. We have to protect ourselves and if vaccination is necessary, try to find non-contaminated sources.

    elephantjournal.com
    John, no one is arguing against using vaccines. They're brilliant. I'm not arguing against 'em, anyway.

    Still, I fail to hear anyone saying "mercury in vaccines, brilliant!" That's what we're talking about, or at least the link above, should anyone actually care to click it before commenting, is about.

  7. From the American Association of Pediatrics: http://www.aap.org/immunization/families/faq.html

    Q. Do vaccines contain mercury?
    A: Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative, was removed from most childhood vaccines in
    2001. It is still present in some influenza vaccines. Thimerosal is still used in the manufacture
    of some vaccines to prevent contamination. The thimerosal is removed at the end of the
    manufacturing process. In some cases, a tiny amount of thimerosal remains. The remaining
    amount is so small, that it is not possible for it to have any effect. Valid scientific studies
    have shown there is no link between thimerosal and autism. In fact, autism rates have
    actually increased since thimerosal was removed from childhood vaccines. The American
    Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Medical Association (AMA), the CDC, and the
    Institute of Medicine (IOM) agree that science does not support a link between thimerosal in
    vaccines and autism. For the IOM report, go to
    http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3793/4705/4717.aspx

    Cheers,
    John

  8. Fear-mongering against science make me and baby jesus cry.

  9. From the Insitute of Medicine:

    For the Brief: http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2

    For the Whole Report: http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10208

    My POV is simple: The good far outweights the bad as far as vaccinations go. While I would not take a sip of mercury, I would also prefer not to get one of the diseases that tore through the world population and that is now completely preventable.

    Cheers,

    John

  10. From the Insitute of Medicine:

    For the Brief: http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2

    For the Whole Report: http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10208

    My POV is simple: The good far outweights the bad as far as vaccinations go. While I would not take a sip of mercury, I would also prefer not to get one of the diseases that tore through the world population and that is now completely preventable.

    Cheers,

    John

    • NellaLou says:

      Am in agreement with you John. As somebody mentioned above co-occurrence does not equal causality.

      There are far too many variables. As one scientist put it "It's good to keep an open mind but not so open that your brains fall out."

      The tone of the article is highly alarmist as are many of the comments.

      • Rick Gilbert says:

        Agreed. As a father of a son with Asperger's, I've never once thought his vaccines gave him this condition, thimerosal containing or otherwise. The basic tenet of toxicology is "the dose makes the poison." all things are toxic at certain levels. you can argue that mercury is toxic at all levels, but you can also show that minute amounts of it don't do the harm claimed by Kennedy et al. unless you play the conspiracy card, then you can argue whatever you want.

  11. NellaLou says:

    Here is a completely different theory as to the rise in incidence of autism, along with Tourette's and hyperactivity. It also accounts for differences between incidences in differing racial groups and the lower incidence in other parts of the world.

    http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health/autism/vit-

    As well on that website are some criteria for determining the validity of any theory related to the causes of autism:

    "Any valid theory of autism must explain the following:

    1. Significantly higher concordance (if one has it, the other is likely to have it) rates in identical, but not fraternal, twins.
    2. Widely-varying symptoms, even among identical twins.
    3. Striking 4:1 male to female sex ratio.
    4. Increased rates in blacks.
    5. Rapid increase in occurrence rates over the last 20 years.

  12. tom says:

    Yes trust the Government just like we all need the H1 virus vaccine maybe they pushed that because all the money to be made? Yes a scientific concensus like Global warming yes the Fed says its good for you so take it. Dont think for yourself do what they tell you. Nevermind the spike in kids getting diseases and the increase of shots. Has nothing to do with money and who can su the government? Free thinker out

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  16. Why, would you like a sip of mercury? You do that, then I'll listen to you a little more. It's poison, brother.

    This info was published in Salon and Rolling Stone, not the National Enquirer. It was recently featured in The Cove, which is what inspired me to post some info here. Dialogue welcome. Close-minded condescension isn't, particularly.

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