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U.S. Government Concedes That Mercury Causes Autism

Posted by seumasach on February 2, 2010

Dr Mercola

22nd March, 2008

The U.S. government has concluded that childhood vaccines contributed to symptoms of autism in 9-year-old Hannah Poling. The unprecedented concession was in response to one of three test cases that allege the mercury-containing vaccine preservative thimerosal caused autism in children.

According to the case, the child was healthy and developing normally until her 18-month well-baby visit, where she received vaccinations for nine diseases, two of which contained thimerosal. Within 48 hours of the shots, Hannah become ill, refused to walk and could not sleep through the night. Within three months, she began showing signs of autism.

According to U.S. Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation, the shots “significantly aggravated an underlying mitochondrial disorder” and resulted in a brain disorder “with features of autism spectrum disorder.”
Although federal officials continue to say there is no link between autism and vaccines, this concession says otherwise.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has determined that Hannah’s family is entitled to compensation from a federal vaccine injury fund in an amount that is still being determined.

There are currently 4,900 autism cases pending in Federal “Vaccine Court.”

Dr. Mercola’s Comments:

This is an unprecedented admission by the U.S. government, which, until now, has clung to their statement that vaccines do not cause autism. Though they are still saying this, they have now conceded that the vaccines “significantly aggravated” an underlying disorder and caused autistic symptoms in at least one child.

It will be interesting to see how the other 4,900 cases waiting to be heard will turn out. No doubt many of these cases will report similar stories to Hannah Poling’s, where a healthy infant receives vaccinations and then suddenly becomes withdrawn and unable to communicate as they did before.

There is little doubt that thimerosal, a preservative that is 49.6 percent ethylmercury, is a contributing factor in many cases of autism. It is a well-established fact that exposure to mercury can cause immune, sensory, neurological, motor, and behavioral dysfunctions — all similar to traits defining, or associated with, autism.

There may also be another component in vaccines that is causing damage. For instance, according to Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD:

“Another important factor with regard to mercury on the mind … is synergistic toxicity — mercury’s enhanced effect when other poisons are present. A small dose of mercury that kills 1 in 100 rats and a dose of aluminum that will kill 1 in 100 rats, when combined have a striking effect: all the rats die.

Doses of mercury that have a 1 percent mortality will have a 100 percent mortality rate if some aluminum is there. Vaccines contain aluminum.”

Have Autism Rates Declined Since Thimerosal Was Removed From Vaccines?

Thimerosal was taken out of most childhood vaccines at the beginning of the decade. In 2006, studies of two government databases indicated that autism rates went up as thimerosal dosages increased, then began to decline as thimerosal was removed.

Yet, if you look at this Time magazine article, it says that autism rates have continued to climb since thimerosal was removed from vaccines in 2001. Why the discrepancy?

It could be due to the fact that in 2002 the U.S. government began recommending flu shots to children under 2 (and now recommends them for kids until they’re 18). Well, most flu shots still contain thimerosal, so many infants are still being exposed to mercury.

There is also the issue of vaccine timing.

“Giving too many vaccines over too short a time to infants whose nervous system is not yet fully developed can also trigger autism and its spectrum of disorders,” Dr. Miller says.

And, according to Dr. Russell Blaylock, multiple vaccines given close together over-stimulate your brain’s immune system and, via the mechanism of “bystander injury,” destroy brain cells.

What Else is Fueling the Autism Epidemic?

Autism now affects about one in 150 U.S. children. A small portion of these cases, perhaps 1 percent, may be due to genetic defects, and the rest are likely caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, viruses or other environmental influences.

One environmental influence that you may not have heard about was suggested by a November 2007 study in the Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine. It found that electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi devices and other similar wireless technologies may be an accelerating factor in autism.

After five years of research on children with autism and other membrane sensitivity disorders, the researchers found that EMR negatively affects cell membranes, and allows heavy metal toxins, which are associated with autism, to build up in your body.

Meanwhile, autism rates have increased concurrently along with the proliferation of cell phones and wireless use.

EMR, the researchers say, could impact autism by facilitating early onset of symptoms or by trapping heavy metals inside of nerve cells, which could accelerate the onset of symptoms of heavy metal toxicity and hinder therapeutic clearance of the toxins.

One Response to “U.S. Government Concedes That Mercury Causes Autism”

  1. autismfraudepidemic said

    It’s more important for people to be aware of the FRAUD and deception that has infiltrated the autism community. As in Ari Ne’eman, who is Aspergers( diagnosed in 2000 not as a child of course), and switches back and forth between the terms, as if interchangable. Then there’s the notorious Amanda Baggs (google amanda baggs controversy), a woman who took copious amounts of LSD and suffers with “factitious disorder” or “psychogenic autism”. Would make a nice TV movie of the week, actually. Then you have an old time pro at posing as autistic: the ever popular bless her heart, who really does believe she is autistic: Donna Williams, who herself admits in her book, “nobody nowhere,” she had a multiple personality disorder. So, she’s not autistic either so say many experts. Apparently, this hasn’t hit the American Psychiatry seminars, as they are totally oblivous to the factitious disorder epidemic inside the autism community. You’d think they’d get it, being shrinks and all, but I guess they forgot about groupthink, mass hysteria, etc…and that Hollywood has given all sorts of mentally imbalanced folks who need attention, a deep desire to cling to the autism diagnosis so they can get into newspapers and on CNN to tell their fake autism story. This is truly funny. It should be on the Saturday Night Live specials..everyone and their grandma now is autistic. Like it’s popular. Fun. Jump on board. Let’s ride the autism train. If you were really dealing with autism you would never ever be thinking about autism pride or activist movements. You also wouldn’t be hacking into the Pentagon files, you closet sociopath. Nor would you have shot up Virginia Tech, Cho the nutcake the misinformed media said was autistic! Get real you autism frauds! You aren’t autistic and you give the public a fake face of autism. We know you are con artists. Get some Haldol. People who are really dealing with real autism are fed up with ya all. Law enforcement and prosecutors take note: if the American Psychiatric Association tosses everyone into the autism spectrum, be prepared for a “I shot up the school because I was autistic” “i robbed a bank because I was autistic” “I raped her because i didn’t know i was autistic” “i hacked into pentagon because im high functiong autistic but can’t control myself” This is a mockery and debacle in the autism community. Law enforcement agencies should be going after these autism frauds for impersonating autistic people for gain.

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