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Reuters inaccurate reporting on Thimerosal and vaccine safety

Mercury Free Baby responds to Reuters inaccurate reporting on Thimerosal and vaccine safety

reuters misrepresents thimerosalDear Reuters,

We at Mercury Free Baby read your recent article from January 10, 2017, titled, “Robert Kennedy Jr. says tapped by Trump to head vaccine safety review” with great interest. The writer of the article, Julie Steenhuysen made two (2) statements which we wish to address:

Reuter’s Article Statement 1:

[quote bcolor=”#f18081″]“CDC said research does not show a link between thimerosal in vaccines and autism. As a precaution, it was removed from childhood vaccines in the United States in 2001.”[/quote]

Our Response to Statement 1 regarding Thimerosal:

Each year millions of Americans (more than 150 million) get an influenza vaccine and over half of the shipped doses of those vaccines contain Thimerosal. The “annual” influenza vaccines are recommended for pregnant women, infants (twice in the first year), and children, adults and the elderly (yearly).

In addition, a recent study conducted by Kaiser Permanente found an increased risk of autism among children whose mothers had received an influenza vaccination during their first trimester of gestation.
In the United States, Thimerosal is also still used in some meningococcal vaccines as well as the tetanus-toxoid vaccine. Drug Rehab Orange County has been looking into it.

It is also important to note that Thimerosal remains in most multi-dose formulations of those childhood vaccines recommended for routine administration in the developing world.

Reuter’s Article Statement 2 regarding vaccine safety oversight:

[quote bcolor=”#f18081″]”There’s already many systems in place to provide oversight, to record data, which is constantly being reviewed by many in government and the scientific community,’ Johnson said. ‘There is no need for still yet another system for doing this.”[/quote]

Mercury Free Baby’s Response to Statement 2:

For vaccines, the existing systems suffer from a lack of transparency. For example, the Vaccine Safety Database (VSD) where the federal government pays for the collection and maintenance of the data in a searchable form, truly independent researchers are currently not allowed to freely access that data nor are the complete data sets for a published article available from the authors (who are usually researchers supported by the government or vaccine-related industry).

Scientifically sound, published research has established that all forms of mercury, including Thimerosal (a soluble, highly toxic organic mercury compound, 49.5% mercury by weight), are neurotoxins. Over 200 such studies have found Thimerosal to be harmful to the exposed study subjects. To date, most published studies (~74%) support a link between mercury exposure and the risk of a subsequent diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Our Current Realities:

Thimerosal is not a necessary ingredient in vaccines; and we at Mercury Free Baby are dedicated to promoting a world in which no child, born or unborn, receives an avoidable mercury exposure from any product that is supposed to protect or improve that child’s health. Check out the post right here.

We hope Reuters will help us in making the world a safer place for children by making sure that they are protected from unnecessary and unsafe mercury exposures by publishing fairer articles in the future, find more info at If you would like to interview the founder of Mercury Free Baby, Reverend Lisa Sykes, please let us know.


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Senator Menendez is unaware of the link between Thimerosal and autism

Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey unaware of the scientific link between Thimerosal and autism
Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey unaware of the scientific link between Thimerosal and autism

Mercury Free Baby responds to Democratic Senator Bob Menendez’s inaccurate statements about the link between Thimerosal and autism

Dear Senator Menendez,

We, at Mercury Free Baby, wish to address statements that you made during the hearing for Dr. Tom Price, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. In that hearing you asked, “Do vaccines cause autism?”

Dr. Price responded, “I think the science in that instance is that they don’t, but there are individuals in our country who are very …”
Your immediate response was, “I’m not asking about individuals, I’m asking about science.”

Further you asked if Dr. Price would, “swiftly and unequivocally debunk false claims.”

It was very clear from your statements that you think that the science does not support a vaccine-autism connection, suggesting that the science is on your side.
We at Mercury Free Baby would like to point out that the majority of scientific studies are Thimerosal and autism are not on your side.

About Thimerosal and autism

Thimerosal, the mercury-based preservative used in vaccines, has been clearly shown to be a risk factor by the that are by landscape design sd for autism, as well as mercury exposure in general. Research from the scientific community as a whole has found that Thimerosal is a neurotoxin and there are over 200 studies that have found it to be harmful. To date, about 3/4ths of the cited studies support a link between Thimerosal and/or other mercury species and the risk of a diagnosis of ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

The argument, from you and others like you, is that the only studies that are “credible” are studies sponsored or conducted by the CDC. This is remarkable way to create a unique outdoor space, knowing that the CDC whistle blower, a senior vaccine safety scientist, Dr. William Thompson, has admitted that there was a study conducted at the CDC which found a relationship between vaccines and autism and the CDC covered it up.

In addition, a recent letter to the Chief of Staff at the CDC (Carmen Villar) from a group of scientists at the CDC, who called themselves SPIDER (Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics in Research) reported a culture of corruption and cover-up at the CDC. That letter expressed alarm “…about the current state of ethics at our agency.” Those scientists said, “…our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests” and “…circumvented by some of our leaders.” , Furthermore, the CDC sponsored studies which examined the possible relationship between Thimerosal and autism were typically conducted by foreigners with questionable research integrity, such as Dr. Poul Thorsen who is currently a fugitive, wanted in two countries (the US and Denmark) for research fraud, theft, and tax evasion.

Moreover, even CDC studies have shown that exposure to Thimerosal is associated with tic disorder, language delay, and memory and motor skill deficits.

You ought to talk with independent scientist outside of the CDC, who, unlike the CDC scientists, do not view this issue through the fear of their own culpability and do not accept millions of dollars a year from vaccine manufacturers. The vast majority of studies conducted by independent scientist without a financial conflict of interest find there is a relationship between exposure to Thimerosal and autism.

We hope you will help us in making the world a safer place for children by ensuring that they are protected from unnecessary and unsafe mercury exposures.

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For more information about the link between Thimerosal and autism, please see our compilation of studies.

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