Evidence of Harm

Evidence of Harm

Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic : A Medical Controversy

Book - 2005
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In the 1990s reported autism cases among American children began spiking, from about 1 in 10,000 in 1987 to a shocking 1 in 166 today. This trend coincided with the addition of several new shots to the nation's already crowded vaccination schedule, grouped together and given soon after birth or in the early months of infancy. Most of these shots contained a little-known preservative called thimerosal, which includes a quantity of the toxin mercury. Evidence of Harm explores the heated controversy over what many parents, physicians, public officials, and educators have called an "epidemic" of afflicted children. Following several families, David Kirby traces their struggle to understand how and why their once-healthy kids rapidly descended into silence or disturbed behavior, often accompanied by severe physical illness. Alarmed by the levels of mercury in the vaccine schedule, these families sought answers from their doctors, from science, from pharmaceutical companies that manufacture vaccines, and finally from the Center for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration-to no avail. But as they dug deeper, the families also found powerful allies in Congress and in the small community of physicians and researchers who believe that the rise of autism and other disorders is linked to toxic levels of mercury that accumulate in the systems of some children.An important and troubling book, Evidence of Harm reveals both the public and unsung obstacles faced by desperate families who have been opposed by the combined power of the federal government, health agencies, and pharmaceutical giants. From closed meetings of the FDA, CDC, and drug companies, to the mysterious rider inserted into the 2002 Homeland Security Bill that would bar thimerosal litigation, to open hearings held by Congress, this book shows a medical establishment determined to deny "evidence of harm" that might be connected withthimerosal and mercury in vaccines. In the end, as research is beginning to demonstrate, the questions raised by these families have significant implications for all children, and for those entrusted to oversee our national health.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2005.
ISBN: 9780312326449
0312326440
Branch Call Number: 614. 47 KIR
Characteristics: xvi, 460 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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Critters5
May 25, 2015

No, it's not been debunked. As a matter of fact, study after study has shown that there is a link between vaccines and autism. The CDC's own study from 2004, which was recently exposed by a whistleblower, shows a 340% increase in autism in African American boys, after receiving the MMR vaccine. Here are many studies showing links between vaccines and autism http://adventuresinautism.blogspot.ca/2007/06/no-evidence-of-any-link.html

Autism is not the only concern. Vaccines do nothing but spread diseases through virus shedding (after vaccines, individuals shed the viruses through their bodily secretions), cause mutated and more serious forms of viruses, and damage the immune system. Why are vaccinated children so chronically ill? Shouldn't they be the picture of health, especially in North America? Instead they are constantly at doctor's offices and ER's. Meanwhile, unvaccinated children are extremely healthy. Five times healthier than the vaccinated, it's been proven. Open your mind and stop being brainwashed by the pharmaceutical and medical industry.

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naturalist
Jan 02, 2015

see: "Misconceptions about Immunization" ... at ... http://www.quackwatch.com/03HealthPromotion/immu/autism.html

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taskgurl
Jan 29, 2013

The vaccine/mercury connection to autism has been thoroughly debunked.

These mercury militia guys have a lot to answer for.

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