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Autism Parents Take On AAP In DC - October 7-8

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During the same time frame that the number of the mercury-based thimerosal-containing vaccines nearly tripled on the childhood immunization schedule, a corresponding epidemic of autism erupted. The increasingly common disorder is now forcing public schools to build more special education classrooms and scramble to train specialists to accommodate the needs of autistic children who are enrolling in the nation's already overwhelmed public school system in record numbers.

Because some vaccines must be given more than once, a child can get as many as 23 shots by age 2, according to the March 7, 2004 LA Times. In fact, a child might receive as many as six shots during a single doctor's visit, the Times reports.

So what does this mean?

It means that a person born in the 1950s or 60s got a total of 3 vaccines in childhood over a period of years, and only received 25 micrograms of mercury in each shot spread out over time and if no autism developed, the person's body was apparently able to rid itself of the mercury.

In contrast, an infant in 1990s got a dose of 150 micrograms of mercury in one shot during one doctor's visit. If the infant's body was not able to rid itself of that mercury, with each additional vaccination, more and more mercury accumulated in the body and the child developed autism, or some less extreme disorder or developmental disability.

A person really does not have to be a rocket scientist to understand this process.

Although it took years to gain access to the government records needed to confirm this theory, famed researchers Dr Mark Geier and David Geier, were finally able to obtain access to the CDC's Vaccine Safety Datalink, to conduct an independent study on the link between thimerosal and autism.

Their study revealed that the risk of autism in children increased significantly with each additional 25 micrograms of mercury the child received. "When they finally calculated the relative risk for autism at each exposure level, the Geiers were shocked to find that children who received three mercury-containing DTaP shots had an increased risk of autism nearly 27 times that of children who got three preservative-free vaccines," according to David Kirby, in the book, "Evidence of Harm."

Think about that for a minute. The children who received thimerosal, were 27 times more likely to develop autism than children who received no thimerosal. Coincidence? 27 times? I think not.

There are now hundreds of studies that have identified thimerosal as the culprit responsible for the autism epidemic. Do a google search by typing in "thimerosal" "autism" "studies" and see what you come up with.

The mercury-based preservative is still used during the manufacturing process of vaccines and trace amounts have been found in those products. A full dose of thimerosal is still added to flu vaccines recommended for use in pregnant women and 6-month-old babies.

On October 7 and 8, parents of autistic children from over the country will be in Washington DC to rally support with lawmakers for a complete ban on mercury in vaccines and to make their voices heard at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention.

Back in July 2001, the American Academy of Pediatric's policy statement on mercury exposure was: "Mercury in all of its forms is toxic to the fetus and children, and efforts should be made to reduce exposure to the extent possible to pregnant women and children as well as the general population." PEDIATRICS Vol. 108 No 1 July 2001, pp 197-205.

However, the organization has apparently had a change of heart because in 2005, in attempt to thwart the passage of legislation in New York and other states, that would ban thimerosal from all vaccines given to pregnant women and children, the AAP sent out letters to state law makers with comments similar to the following: "Passing such legislation sends the wrong message to New York parents and pregnant women, and in fact all New Yorkers, The legislation makes the legislature appear to be complicit in 'Junk Science.'"

The next question is logically why would they do this? Why would they deny the undeniable? By now there are a number of reasons. First off, many members of this group are financially indebted to the pharmaceutical industry. Some own stock in a company or share patents in a vaccine. Some were paid to develop the vaccines and some were paid to conduct clinical trials on vaccines. And some were even financially rewarded over the years if the number of vaccines administered in their office increased.

Others don't want the public to get it because they know they will face not only outrage, but huge law suits for their involvement in developing or approving the mercury-laced vaccines to begin with.

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