Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Goverment Admits Thimerosal (Mercury) in Vaccines Causes Autism

cartoon courtesy http://www.theattleborozone.com/pages/vac_rec

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12773696

Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2003 Jun;228(6):660-4.
Neurodevelopmental disorders after thimerosal-containing vaccines: a brief communication.
Geier MR, Geier DA.


Source
The Genetic Centers of America, Silver Spring, Maryland 20905, USA. mgeier@erols.com

Abstract
We were initially highly skeptical that differences in the concentrations of thimerosal in vaccines would have any effect on the incidence rate of neurodevelopmental disorders after childhood immunization. This study presents the first epidemiologic evidence, based upon tens of millions of doses of vaccine administered in the United States, that associates increasing thimerosal from vaccines with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Specifically, an analysis of the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) database showed statistical increases in the incidence rate of autism (relative risk [RR] = 6.0), mental retardation (RR = 6.1), and speech disorders (RR = 2.2) after thimerosal-containing diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines in comparison with thimerosal-free DTaP vaccines.

The male/female ratio indicated that autism (17) and speech disorders (2.3) were reported more in males than females after thimerosal-containing DTaP vaccines, whereas mental retardation (1.2) was more evenly reported among male and female vaccine recipients.

Controls were employed to determine if biases were present in the data, but none were found. It was determined that overall adverse reactions were reported in similar-aged populations after thimerosal-containing DTaP (2.4 +/- 3.2 years old) and thimerosal-free DTaP (2.1 +/- 2.8 years old) vaccinations.

Acute control adverse reactions such as deaths (RR = 1.0), vasculitis (RR = 1.2), seizures (RR = 1.6), ED visits (RR = 1.4), total adverse reactions (RR = 1.4), and gastroenteritis (RR = 1.1) were reported similarly after thimerosal-containing and thimerosal-free DTaP vaccines. An association between neurodevelopmental disorders and thimerosal-containing DTaP vaccines was found, but additional studies should be conducted to confirm and extend this study.

Comment in
Questions about thimerosal remain. [Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2003]
PMID: 12773696 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free full text
Publication Types, MeSH Terms, Substances

Publication Types
Comparative Study

MeSH Terms
Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Systems
Child, Preschool
Databases, Factual
Developmental Disabilities/chemically induced*
Developmental Disabilities/epidemiology
Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis Vaccines/adverse effects*
Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis Vaccines/chemistry
Female
Humans
Infant
Male
Nervous System Diseases/chemically induced*
Nervous System Diseases/epidemiology
Population Surveillance
Preservatives, Pharmaceutical/adverse effects*
Preservatives, Pharmaceutical/chemistry
Risk Assessment
Thimerosal/adverse effects*
Thimerosal/chemistry
United States/epidemiology
United States Food and Drug Administration

Substances
Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis Vaccines
Preservatives, Pharmaceutical
Thimerosal
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Full Text Sources
HighWire Press
Swets Information Services

Other Literature Sources
IndexCopernicus

Medical
Neurologic Diseases - MedlinePlus Health Information
Developmental Disabilities - MedlinePlus Health Information


Molecular Biology Databases
THIMEROSAL - HSDB

5 comments:

  1. hi AK,

    this article made me think of something i noticed this morning, from a company called Maxam Nutraceutics, who have developed a very cool line of products that can clear mercury from the body.
    they have been having success with autistic children, and had testimonials about it on their website, until the FDA came after them

    on their Facebook page today i found this:
    https://www.facebook.com/MaxamLabs

    i can't fit it all into this message.
    there's more but you will have to follow the link.
    Update - 04/19/12

    Well, a lot has happened in the last year since the raid of Maxam Labs, my personal home, and my other businesses in Hood River Oregon, when over 47 heavily-armed federal agents with local police came swooping in with guns drawn, yelling and frightening the six unarmed women working in the various locations.


    Here is what has occurred that led up to that terrible day on April 7, 2011 and since -

    As you know we have been selling our supplements to thousands of dedicated customers for over a decade with few complaints and certainly no ill effects, but with a steady stream of appreciative notes from our customers. Indeed our bankers have told my lawyer that they have rarely seen such a satisfied customer base measured by the remarkably low charge-back rate, i.e., those customers who, after paying for something by credit card, decide to reverse the charge because they don’t like what they bought. Indeed we thought we were one of those small businesses that government politicians are always saying they want to protect, because we employ about a dozen people in all, sustain those jobs, and thus help the economy by selling a product that many, many people truly love and appreciate. So great is the appreciation that many hundreds of our customers had sent us testimonials for us to print and post on our websites, telling the public how well our products have worked for them and their loved ones in various ways.

    However, in October 2010 we at Maxam Labs received a FDA warning letter telling us that even if the testimonials we post are absolutely true, the FDA does not like them and we must remove them. We were surprised that the government could or even would want to curtail such honest communications. But, we responded to the warning letter within several days by taking down all the many testimonials. At great expense we also hired FDA compliance attorney to re-label all products so that in all respects we could do things as the FDA wished. While we did this, we took our Website down for six months just to be sure we were not offending the FDA. Our customers kept using our products -- at least that part had not changed.

    Then on April 7, 2011, the FDA, the FBI, and the IRS, along with a contingent of U.S. marshals, raided us. Four locations were raided simultaneously without warning: my home, my Gym, Maxam Labs, and Turbosonic USA. Eight federal warrants had been issued charging, “money laundering” and “racketeering.” In total the agents took about 2 million dollars worth of assets, including Turbosonic machines, Maxam products, money, and the contents of the safe in my home. They also took over 220 boxes of files, customer records, invoices, and personal files, including files marked. “Attorney Client Privileged Information". 47 heavily armed agents and about 15 local police stripped everything from the 4 locations in about 8 hours.

    All computer files on all computers and servers were downloaded or the hard drives were removed and taken. Incidentally, this included the files and property of Turbo Sonics, USA, which sells our sonic exercise machine, manufactured in Korea and imported with all appropriate import approvals, including those from the FDA. Yet Turbo sonic had received absolutely no FDA warning letter.

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  2. F*cking disgusting. Sorry for the language, but these people are sick.

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  3. This is not a US government report, it is a report by an independant organization (who has recieved a vast swathe of criticism for research errors and misrepresentation since making these claims around 2003-2005)that was reposted by the NCBI as a part of their open source supply of research. This does not, however, mean the research is supported, funded or agreed with by the US government or any US government research institute.

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  4. Jagannath ChatterjeeJuly 25, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    Klay, these two authors were harassed even as they were trying to conduct their research. When they tried to access the Verstraeten study database they faced innumerable difficulties. The database was ultimately partly destroyed and what was left was shipped to a non-US firm so as to keep it out of reach of other researchers. So denying that the Govt knows a lot about the mercury-autism link clearly does not hold good.

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  5. Are you trying to say that because a study is NOT supported by the U.S. government that it somehow has less veracity? If so, then you are truly and hopelessly brainwashed. When I want the truth about most things, the U.S. government is the last place in the known Universe I look to find it.

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