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Mercury in Vaccines – 10 Lies About The Safety of Thimerosal

Mercury in Vaccines – 10 Lies About the Safety of Thimerosal

Refuted by a Mother who Knows Better

by Rev. Lisa K. Sykes

Lie # 1 “Thimerosal, 49.55% mercury by weight, is safe when used as a preservative in vaccines and other drugs.”

Mercury in vaccinesThe Facts: The Eli Lilly Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Thimerosal acknowledges that exposure to Thimerosal in utero and in children can cause “mild to severe mental retardation and mild to severe gross motor impairment.” The Sigma Aldrich MSDS lists abortion and fetal death as possible outcomes of in utero exposure.

Nonetheless, most seasonal and H1N1 flu shots for pregnant women and young children contain 25 micrograms of mercury in the form of Thimerosal. For this exposure to be safe, a child would need to weigh more than 550 pounds.

Thimerosal is a poison, neurotoxin, cancer-causer, and can interrupt the immune system and the normal development of an unborn baby or a child. Thimerosal is so toxic that putting it on your skin is illegal. However, the government not only allows but also defends its injection into the population, especially pregnant women and newborn children, as part of influenza vaccines currently recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Lie #2 “Mercury was removed from all childhood vaccines in (pick any year between 1999 and the present).”

The Facts: After “realizing” the amount of mercury in the childhood vaccination schedule recommended by the CDC exceeded all national and global maximum safety limits, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the United States Public Health Service called for the immediate removal of Thimerosal from all vaccines on July 7, 1999.

By 2003, the vaccine manufacturers had begun to react to the 1999 call by lowering the mercury content in many of the Thimerosal-preserved early childhood vaccines. However, in April of 2002, the CDC began recommending that pregnant women and very young children get annual Thimerosal-preserved flu shots. The result was a ‘shell game’ which has caused widespread confusion in the public because of press reports declaring, “Since (select a year between 1999 and the present), mercury has been removed from all recommended vaccines for children except for some flu shots.” Get info about it on https://www.sideeffects.com

Astoundingly, the total level of mercury exposure, if a child receives all the possible CDC-recommended vaccinations that are still Thimerosal preserved, from 6 months to 18 years of age, has actually increased. Significantly, if you put the amount of mercury added to the immunization schedule as a result of the CDC-recommended seasonal and (in 2009) H1N1 flu shots** on one side of a scale, and the amount of mercury that was subtracted from that schedule by reformulating early childhood vaccines without Thimerosal on the other side, the total amount of mercury added far outweighs the amount of mercury subtracted. In addition, today most tetanus shots and the multi-dose Sanofi Menomune® vaccine that are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still contain 25-micrograms-a-dose mercury.

Currently, the actions taken by the vaccine manufacturers, the FDA and the CDC have increased the possible maximum childhood exposure to mercury from vaccines to twice the level that triggered the 1999 call to remove mercury from all vaccines as soon as possible! Also, new vaccine formulations with 25 micrograms of mercury per 0.5-mL dose are still being approved by the FDA for administration to pregnant women and children.

**Most doses of these flu vaccines are Thimerosal-preserved.

Lie #3 “Thimerosal is well-tested, having been used for 70 years with no problems.”

The Facts: Thimerosal has never undergone even one modern safety test. It was developed in 1927 and patented by Eli Lilly in 1928. It was first tested on small animals and killed a variety of mice, rabbits and chicks. After the animals died from exposure to Thimerosal, the decision was made to administer it to 22 patients suffering from bacterial meningitis during an epidemic in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1929.

Of the 22 persons given Thimerosal, all died, most within a day or two of administration. The doctor overseeing the trial, on stipend from Eli Lilly, declared that the patients had all died of meningitis and that Thimerosal was not observed to have caused any problem when administered to his patients. With that declaration, and a subsequent one by Eli Lilly staff that Thimerosal has a low order of toxicity for man, even though it killed small animals, Thimerosal was introduced into the drug supply. Yet, despite warnings in the published scientific literature that Thimerosal was toxic, and despite opposition to its use in every decade since, Thimerosal has remained in the drug supply.

The first protest on record against this highly toxic mercury compound was made in 1935 by the Pittman Moore Company which declared that, after testing, it found Thimerosal “was unsuitable as a preservative in serum intended for use in dogs…”

The FDA, passive with regard to safety testing, has never provided the results of appropriate toxicological tests on Thimerosal. Factually, the vaccine makers who use Thimerosal as a preservative are required by law to conduct and submit the results of such safety tests to the FDA before the FDA can legally approve a vaccine with how to succeed online. Yet, the FDA has yet to produce even one of these vaccine maker’s toxicity studies, demonstrating Thimerosal safe for administration to humans, despite the fact that these documents have been sought in a court of law.

Lie #4 “No published peer-reviewed studies have shown any harm from Thimerosal.”

The Facts: The published scientific literature about Thimerosal can be divided into two distinct sets with opposite conclusions regarding its toxicity.

The first set is comprised of studies directly or indirectly supported by the pharmaceutical industry, showing that “there is no evidence of harm” from Thimerosal. These studies are the ones most often quoted by the Press. Most of these studies are statistical. In many cases, the data from which their conclusions are derived have been ‘lost’ or are unavailable or inconsistent. Significantly, the 2004 Institute of Medicine Vaccine Safety Review Committee, which defended Thimerosal, relied upon such statistical studies rather than the clinical evidence that the committee received.

The second set is comprised of hundreds of independent clinical and statistical studies demonstrating harm from Thimerosal. These studies are seldom quoted by the Press. Authors of these scientific papers include chemists, biologists, physicians and neurologists among others. Federal grants have often funded these studies. However, in many instances, when a researcher has concluded that Thimerosal causes harm, the grant has been withdrawn or ended. In one case, this happened after a researcher found an “autistic-like” condition in developing mice given injected mercury exposures like those human babies received from the CDC’s 1990’s immunization schedule. Independent researchers have lost jobs, been ostracized by peers, and/or had their medical licenses threatened, all because they dared to declare Thimerosal dangerous.

Published studies have shown that Thimerosal and its mercury breakdown product contribute to: Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Arthritis, Food Allergies, Premature Puberty, and Infertility.

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Lie #5 “No federal statements indicate any cause for concern regarding the continuing use of Thimerosal.”

The Facts: The following critical federal statements testify to the likelihood of egregious conflict of interest and possible collusive activity with regard to the acceptance of Thimerosal by manufacturers, the FDA and the CDC:

After a three-year investigation, a Congressional report released May 2003 by the staff of the Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness, Committee on Government Reform, “Mercury in Medicine” Hearings of the United States House of Representatives stated:

“Thimerosal used as a preservative in vaccines is likely related to the autism epidemic. This epidemic in all probability may have been prevented or curtailed had the FDA not been asleep at the switch regarding the lack of safety data regarding injected thimerosal and the sharp rise of infant exposure to this known neurotoxin. Our public health agencies’ failure to act is indicative of institutional malfeasance for self-protection and misplaced protectionism of the pharmaceutical industry.”

On May 22, 2004, after hundreds of disclosures from citizens to the Office of Special Counsel, US Special Counsel Scott Bloch issued this statement:

“I hasten to add, however, that based on the publicly available information…it appears there may be sufficient evidence to find a substantial likelihood of a substantial and specific danger to the public health caused by the use of thimerosal/mercury in vaccines because of its inherent toxicity.”

On July 15, 2005, Liz Birt, J.D., L.L.M., (former legal counsel to the Government Reform Committee, US House of Representatives) and Jim Moody, J.D., in a letter to Lauren Fuller, Chief Investigative Counsel, United States Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (H.E.L.P.) Committee outlined a “Thimerosal Timeline” and a “Statement of Criminal Charges” against specific Federal Officials, including the following:

“FDA: Criminal negligence in not instituting a Class I recall of all vaccines administered to infants containing Thimerosal in July of 1999 and again in June of 2000…”

On July 19, 2004, Michael E. Little, Deputy Inspector General for Investigations in the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services, in a letter to Rev. Lisa K. Sykes, stated:

“…we have determined that your above allegation (that Thimerosal is being used in order to increase the manufacturer’s profit margins) represents a potential conflict-of-interest issue which may be criminal in nature…”

Lie #6 “Individuals who oppose the use of mercury in medicine are anti-vaccine.”

The Facts: Contrary to sound bites you hear on the nightly news, to be “anti-mercury” is not to be “anti-vaccine.” In fact, by advocating this common-sense measure of removing mercury to ensure the safety of vaccines, anti-mercury advocates are actually championing vaccine safety. The Vaccine Program of this nation should not be a delivery system for a poison. Those arguing against the unnecessary use of a known neurotoxin in the vaccine/drug supply are seeking to safeguard public confidence in the vaccine program, not destroy it. Anti-mercury advocates want vaccines to be produced with non-toxic preservatives or, better yet, with no preservatives using clean manufacturing processes, a realistic and viable option in developed nations since the 1980s.

Tragically, in the face of catastrophic liability, those who defend mercury as a part of medicine are failing to correct a grave mistake. This mistake is a clear and present danger to the public and, especially, to the children. Inertia and denial in the federal government and in industry are contributing to the medical community’s protecting the place of mercury in medicine rather than protecting the health and safety of patients. This ordering of priorities is unethical.

If left uncorrected, this situation will continue to destroy public confidence in our national vaccine programs as more and more people realize that the escalating rates of chronic illness and developmental disorders are associated with Thimerosal, an unnecessary and indefensible part of our vaccines. Importantly, we are not assessing what the injuries already caused by Thimerosal will do to our nation’s future productivity with the government-admitted rate of 1-in-every-6 children being diagnosed with a developmental or behavioral disorder in 2004. Advocates calling for the removal and ban of the use of mercury are seeking to avoid an impending public health crisis by assuring that, immediately, vaccines are: a) made safer and b) manufactured according to all the current applicable federal safety regulations — not the non-existent drug safety laws of 1929!

Lie #7 “The movement to ban mercury from medicine is comprised of ‘hysterical’ parents who wrongly blame vaccines for their children’s autism.”

The Facts: Parents of mercury-injured children continue to argue tirelessly that unnecessarily exposing a child, in utero or after birth to mercury, is an avoidable risk. They know this avoidable risk is logically associated with the onset of neurodevelopmental and other disorders. With no compelling reason to use an ineffective neurotoxin as a preservative, and every reason, based on Thimerosal’s demonstrated toxicity, to eliminate it, parents make a logical, reasoned argument for banning Thimerosal from medicine –especially from vaccines intended for our children whose brains are still developing.

A growing number of informed physicians, politicians, and independent scientists are joining in this no-nonsense argument for placing the well-being of children first, above the profit margins of manufacturers. These professionals and, now, the faith community have joined in the call for “Protecting Children from Mercury-containing Drugs.”

On April 29, 2008, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church, representing 11.5-million persons of the Christian Faith, adopted a statement of the same name as a global and historic resolution of the denomination. This resolution calls upon the World Health Organization, international and national health officials/agencies, including the US Secretary of Health and Human Services, the FDA and the CDC to:

* immediately prioritize mercury-free stocks of vaccines and other pharmaceutical products for pregnant women, newborn infants and children;

* provide “the opportunity of informed consent” and promote product education to individuals about mercury exposure through their pharmaceutical products or vaccines, detailing the known risks of toxicity and Federal Safety Guidelines for exposure to mercury; and

And it further resolves, that:

“until mercury is banned from medicine, the medical missions, hospitals, clinics and ministries of The United Methodist Church strongly encourage use of mercury-free vaccines over mercury-containing ones. Acknowledging the difficulties in some contexts, we strongly urge that other organizations who are responsible for immunization efforts to prevent disease such as the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Rotary International, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as any other organization from which vaccines are purchased, join The United Methodist Church in the educating the public about and advocating for mercury-free drugs and vaccines.”

With this bold witness by the United Methodist Church, the attempt by parent-advocates and others to ban mercury from medicine has appropriately grown into a social justice movement. It is now the community of faith, which esteems each life a priceless gift from God, which will lead this urgent public health reform.

Lie #8 “Autism is genetic.”

The Facts: Billions of dollars are being spent trying to prove that the autism epidemic is genetic. “Genetic drift,” the amount genes change over time, is 1% per 100 years. Therefore, with such a slow pace of change, there can be no such thing as a sudden ‘genetic epidemic.’ While a rare type of genetic autism may exist (at the background rate of ‘1 in 10,000’), the autism epidemic (at about ‘1 in 100’) cannot be due to genetic drift.

In addition, if autism were genetic, because it affects more males than females, geneticists teach us that it would have to be to an X-chromosome-linked disorder. (Girls, having two X chromosomes, would then have a redundant good chromosome, so the disorder would not manifest as often in females as in males who have only one X chromosome.) For a girl to have autism then, she would need to receive a defective X-chromosome from each parent, meaning they both carried the defect. The problem lies in the fact that if the father has the defect to pass onto his daughter, and it is on his only X-chromosome, then he should be affected by the disorder as well. Since autistic daughters rarely, if ever, have autistic fathers, the theory that “autism is genetic” fails because its claim does not match the empirical evidence.

There are two main recognized causes for any epidemic: an infectious agent or a widespread toxic exposure. Autism is due to the latter. Corresponding to the sharply increasing level of mercury in the immunization schedule globally, which started in the late 1980’s, there has been an increasing rate of autism among children. This also explains why autism among 40-, 50-, 60-, 70- and 80-year-olds is not epidemic, but rather rare. Those over 30 did not routinely get levels of vaccine-related mercury exposure high enough to cause autism.

Only when autism is understood as a widespread toxic exposure, can you explain the fact that everywhere boys are affected about 4 times more often with this disorder than girls. Researchers have established that testosterone increases the toxicity of mercury, while estrogen protects from it. Therefore, at the level contained in our vaccines, mercury affects boys disproportionately due to their having higher testosterone levels. This is what creates the ‘4 to 1’ ratio of males to females affected by the level of mercury poisoning in our children that is labeled as autism.

While there are many contributing and lesser sources of environmental mercury exposure, the one which precipitously and simultaneously changed with the advent of the autism epidemic was the mercury exposure from the increasing number of Thimerosal-preserved vaccines in the CDC’s recommended childhood vaccination schedules. Those children with a higher sensitivity to mercury and/or a higher level of exposure are those most impacted by this increased exposure to vaccine mercury. This is why not all children who received mercury-preserved vaccines are autistic: while the autism epidemic is not genetic, susceptibility to mercury poisoning has a strong genetic component and is unique for each individual!

Lie #9 “Since mercury was removed from vaccines, autism has increased, so Thimerosal cannot be the cause of the autism epidemic.”

In the face of such a statement, one must ask whether the mercury has truly been removed from vaccines in the country referenced. Then, one must ask from what year the sample rates under discussion were taken. The current rate given in the American media is about ‘1 in 100’. This rate is based upon statistics from children born in 1998. In regard to this particular rate and year, it reflects a time when mercury had not been removed in the United States, and the ‘1 in 100’ rate is actually not a new measure, but rather a crude estimate from among the peak years of mercury exposure in the American early childhood immunization schedule.

In assessing more current rates of autism, computed based on data from 2002 on, remember that while mercury was removed from many early childhood vaccines, it was reintroduced at the preservative level into the childhood schedule in the form of the seasonal and, later, the H1N1 flu vaccines. With each passing year since, more flu shots have been recommended, and the categories of persons who should take them, based on health conditions and age, have been expanded. So, continuing diagnosis rates for autism and other chronic illnesses simply reflect the continuing presence of mercury in the current vaccine supply to the present day.

Some foreign studies which claim that the autism rate increased after Thimerosal was removed are equally misleading. From Denmark, for example, a study actually began by counting only children with autism who were institutionalized.

Then when the government announced the Thimerosal had been removed from vaccines, suddenly home-bound children with autism were added to the count. Therefore, the number of children diagnosed with autism in the study did rise ‘once the mercury was removed’ – not because more children were diagnosed but only because more with diagnoses were counted! Studies such as these are known as “Garbage in-Garbage out” studies. When the basis of a study changes in the middle and this fact is omitted from its publicized results, then the perception created by the study is false.

What we do know is that the factual and complete removal of mercury from the vaccine/drug supply would tell us, definitively, if mercury caused the autism epidemic. Sadly, such attempts to completely withdraw Thimerosal have met with loud objections from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the Institute of Medicine of the United States National Academy of Sciences, and others. These organizations, as well as our national health agencies, have actually lobbied federal and state officials to keep Thimerosal in vaccines.

Among the Amish who do not vaccinate, the rate of autism is strikingly low. Among those Pennsylvania Amish children actually diagnosed with autism, three were adopted and had received their vaccines prior to adoption, and one lived down-wind of a coal-burning power plant. Such anecdotal evidence suggests that the increases in recommended mercury-containing vaccines are causally related to the autism epidemic. If ypu are a couple adopting of wanting to adopt a baby visit Adopt Match help save a child life.

Lie #10 “There’s more mercury in a tuna fish sandwich than there is in one mercury-preserved flu shot.”

Remember, the United States Food and Drug Administration warns pregnant women to limit their consumption of fish because its mercury content may harm their unborn child. Sadly, neither the FDA nor the CDC has issued a similar warning about mercury-preserved flu shots. Clearly, the lack of a warning to pregnant women and young children regarding the mercury content of their vaccines makes no scientific sense.

Another scientific fallacy is the suggestion that the type of mercury (ethyl) in Thimerosal is less toxic than the type of mercury (methyl) in fish. This suggestion is not true. Ethyl mercury is actually more toxic to the kidneys, and equally toxic to other parts of the body as methyl mercury. All forms of mercury are highly toxic. When used in a vaccine, the mercury’s toxicity does not magically disappear! In fact, the mercury in a vaccine poses special dangers because it is injected.

Scientists know that eating mercury in food is completely different from injecting it directly into body and blood. This is because the body has defensive mechanisms to limit the absorption of toxins as they move through the digestive system. Just because you consume mercury in a tuna sandwich does not mean that the total mercury content of that meal will end up in your brain.

By contrast, injecting mercury in the form of Thimerosal directly into the body as part of a vaccine bypasses the body’s natural absorption defenses. The mercury enters the blood stream, but does not remain there long. It escapes from the bloodstream very quickly and enters the tissues in the body. The body is not able to defend itself well against injected mercury, and if a genetic susceptibility to mercury exists, the exposed individual may be able to excrete only minimal amounts of the injected mercury toxin.

We must also note that mercury crosses the placental barrier, and a pregnant woman’s body preferentially dumps mercury into her fetus. Thus, the unborn child, being mostly developing brain, sustains huge exposure from injected mercury, in particular, at critical stages of neurological development.

Remember also, that a newborn moderne child excretes very little mercury. Understanding this, you realize that just because a study may report mercury levels are low in the blood, urine and/or feces after exposure to mercury, this does not mean the child has excreted the toxin (as some have implied in poorly done scientific studies.) Instead, it more likely means that the mercury has already sequestered itself in the vital parts of the body.

For anyone, of any age, mercury delivered through injection behind a body’s defenses is a much more significant exposure than mercury ingested with food. A much greater percentage of the toxic exposure will accumulate in the brain, contributing to neurodevelopmental disorders in the young, and dementia (Alzheimer’s) in the elderly. An increased level of mercury in the body has also been associated with aggression and mood disorders.

It is advisable to avoid mercury whenever you can, whether it is present in food, a vaccine or the environment (air, water, etc.). While many substances in our world, such as tuna fish, contain low levels of mercury, most are not classified as hazardous waste. Unused vaccines with a preservative level of Thimerosal, however, are considered hazardous waste because of their high mercury content. If not injected into patients, discarded vials of these mercury-preserved vaccines, therefore, must be disposed of in steel drums, by law. For help with online gaming check out netent casino games

In contrast, a can of tuna fish is not under this same stipulation, and more importantly, if it were, you wouldn’t eat it, would you?

Our #1 Challenge: To Safeguard the Public from Mercury in Medicines

“The high order of toxicity from Thimerosal and its ethylmercury breakdown product has been known and published for decades. Nonetheless, Thimerosal remains in the drug supply, especially in various vaccines manufactured both for the United States and globally. The ubiquitous and largely unchecked place of Thimerosal in pharmaceutical products, therefore, represents a medical crisis in the modern day hughes air co. Reforms in the manufacture and the licensing of vaccines and other drugs, which should have been accomplished proactively, had anyone properly assessed their mercury content, must now be conducted, reactively, under significant systemic stress. With no warning, recall, or ban of mercury in vaccines and other drugs as of yet, the victim of this mandated, unwarranted, and massive mercury exposure is still an unsuspecting public, and most especially its unborn and newborn children”***.

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Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMed)

The Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the use of mercury in drugs. You can also avail cash loans no guarantor needed. We are a group of researchers and scientists who have collectively published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and over 35 of those specifically about the harm from Thimerosal. You can find write ups of many of our published studies on our website

*** A REVIEW OF THIMEROSAL (MERTHIOLATE) AND ITS ETHYLMERCURY BREAKDOWN PRODUCT: SPECIFIC HISTORICAL CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS

David A. Geier1, Lisa K. Sykes2, Mark R. Geier3

1 The Institute of Chronic Illnesses, Inc.,
2 CoMeD, Inc.,
3 The Genetic Centers of America, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B, 10:575–596, 2007.
Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN: 1093-7404 print / 1521-6950 online
DOI: 10.1080/10937400701389875

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Mercury in Vaccines: There is No Safe Level

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Mercury in Vaccines: There is No Safe Level

mercury in vaccinesThere are a number of substances and chemicals that have proven harmful and pose a threat to the health of people. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health officials and medical professionals have worked to safeguard individuals by eliminating or removing substances that can cause diseases and/or illness. However, parents and researchers have raised much concern regarding mercury in vaccines and its connection to illnesses.

Although flu shots are promoted as safe and effective at shielding individuals from getting sick, because of the mercury in vaccines, they can present a risk. While the FDA claims that the amount of mercury used is at a safe level, there is no safe level of any toxin. Any level of a substance, chemical or toxin injected into the body can pose a threat in many ways. Scientist David Geier has explored the use of mercury in vaccines and the effects that follow.

The Harmful Effects of Mercury in Vaccines isn’t New

The toxicity of mercury and its threat to human health is nothing new. In fact, many schools and retail stores have removed mercury-containing items such as thermometers and thermostats because the mercury inside these items poses risk. While the predominant source of mercury exposure is from amalgam dental fillings and mercury in vaccines, children are frequently exposed to mercury when it is mishandled or improperly cleaned up.

But it’s not just about mercury being toxic. We must also factor in the fact that everyone has different levels of susceptibility to its effects. Every individual has a different level of tolerance to mercury and will react differently. Yet when given the flu shot, every individual is given the same amount of mercury whether they are a fetus, infant, child, or adult. Therefore, those with stronger mercury defense systems are not likely to react in the same way as those with weaker mercury defense systems. Check locksmith dublin in nerby.

Thimerosal: mercury in vaccines

Thimerosal is a mercury-based compound that is used as preservative used in many different vaccines given to pregnant women, infants, children, and adults worldwide. Vaccine formulations come in multi-dose vials or single-dose vials. Generally, multi-dose vials of vaccine use Thimerosal as a preservative in order to prevent accidental contamination of the vial. According to the CDC, because the amount of mercury in Thimerosal is present in trace amounts, it does not pose a threat to health. The single-dose vials are created without thimerosal since they are intended to be used only once. You can get loans from www.pickaloan.com.

For additional information about why there is no safe level of mercury in vaccines, please watch the video above.

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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 currysupply.com. If you would like to interview the founder of Mercury Free Baby, Reverend Lisa Sykes, please let us know.

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REFERENCES:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27893896
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25101548
  3. http://mercury-freedrugs.org/docs/Excel%20file%20of%20TM%20v65.xlsx [Nota Bene: Open this file in MS EXCEL or a compatible spreadsheet application.]
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27473827
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NPR’s unbalanced coverage of vaccine safety

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NPR vaccine safety coverageMercury Free Baby responds to NPR’s unbalanced coverage of vaccine safety

Dear NPR,

On January 10, 2017, NPR published an article titled, “Despite The Facts, Trump Once Again Embraces Vaccine Skeptics” written by Domenico Montanaro. To those of us at MercuryFreeBaby.org, this article came across as unbalanced. This NPR article did not mention any of the facts from the “other side” that are important to this issue. Leaving out critical information and facts that raise public vaccine safety concerns from your article leaves the reader with the false impression that there is only one legitimate side to the vaccine safety issue.

So, in this open letter to NPR from Mercury Free Baby, we wish to point out some key facts from the “other side” of the vaccine safety issue that were excluded from your article.

NPR Article’s First (1st) Problematic Contentions regarding vaccine safety

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has categorically stated, ‘There is no link between vaccines and autism.’ As far as thimerosal specifically, the CDC wrote:

“Research shows that thimerosal does not cause ASD [autism spectrum disorder]. In fact, a 2004 scientific review by the IOM concluded that ‘the evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism.’ Since 2003, there have been nine CDC-funded or conducted studies that have found no link between thimerosal-containing vaccines and ASD, as well as no link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and ASD in children.

Our Response to Those Contentions

Of the “nine [9] CDC- funded or conducted studies” that “found no link between thimerosal-containing vaccines and ASD”, four (4) did not even look at ASD.
If you look more closely at them, you will see that five (5) of the nine (9) studies overseen by the CDC, 55+ %, found significant harmful outcomes, such as tic disorder, language delay, and memory and motor skill deficits from exposure to Thimerosal (Barile et al., 2012; Tozzi et al., 2009; Verstraeten et al., Thompson et al., 2003; and Stehr-Green et al. 2003).

To date, the majority of relevant published studies (1) (~74%) support a link between Thimerosal or other Mercury exposures and a child’s subsequent risk of a diagnosis of an ASD. (2, 3)
In addition, a CDC senior vaccine safety scientist, Dr. William Thompson, has admitted that to a study conducted at the CDC which found a relationship between vaccines and autism and the CDC covered it up.(4)

Significantly, 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.(5, 6, 7)

NPR Article’s Second (2nd) Problematic Contentions regarding vaccine safety

“The CDC notes that the removal of thimerosal was done as a precaution and points out that there are flu vaccines without it also available.”

Our Response to Those Contentions

First, as the NPR statement admits, “the removal of thimerosal” has not been “done”.

Each year millions of Americans (more than [>] 150 million) get an influenza-vaccine inoculation. Over half of those influenza-vaccine doses (>75 million] still contain a preservative level of Thimerosal (50 µg of Mercury) per milliliter of vaccine]. Further, the CDC recommends influenza vaccines for pregnant women (at any time during pregnancy); infants (twice in their first year of life); and children, adults and the elderly (yearly).

In addition, a recent study, “Association Between Influenza Infection and Vaccination During Pregnancy and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder” conducted by Kaiser Permanente and published in JAMA Pediatrics found an increased risk of a diagnosis of “autism” among children whose mothers received an influenza vaccination in the first trimester of their mothers’ pregnancy.(8)

It is also important to note that Thimerosal continues to remain in most multi-dose formulations of childhood vaccine recommended for routine administration in the developing world.(9)

NPR Article’s Third (3rd) Problematic Contention regarding vaccine safety

“What’s more, some research suggests that autism develops in the womb. …”

Our Response to This Contention

Although “some research suggests” a prenatal start for “autism”, its onset belongs to a heterogeneous population. Several studies have shown that many children diagnosed with “autism” (~47%), start out life normally, reaching all their developmental milestones, and then start to regress around 15-18 months of age.10  Even the brain biomarkers associated with a diagnosis of “autism” are different between children who show an early onset and those who regress later. Click this over here now.11

Our Current Realities

Mercury Free Baby is dedicated to promoting a world in which no child, born or unborn, ever receives avoidable Mercury exposure from a product that was supposed to improve their health, visit loftypm.com.
Thimerosal is a neurotoxin and over 200 studies have found it to be harmful 12 and thus we encourage NPR to take a close look at Thimerosal and vaccine safety issues.

Finally, Thimerosal is not a necessary component in vaccines.

If you would like to interview the founder of Mercury Free Baby, Reverend Lisa Sykes, about Thimerosal or vaccine safety issues, please contact us.

Sincerely,

Mercury Free Baby

References

  1. http://mercury-freedrugs.org/docs/Excel%20file%20of%20TM%20v65.xlsx [Nota Bene: The reader should open this file in MS EXCEL or a compatible spreadsheet application.]
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20628440
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27473827
  4. http://www.ecowatch.com/cdc-vaccines-autism-2051536402.html
  5. http://www.ecowatch.com/cdc-corruption-robert-kennedy-jr-2096438139.html
  6. http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/301432-the-cdc-is-being-being-influenced-by-corporate-and-political
  7. https://usrtk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/CDC_SPIDER_Letter-1.pdf
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27893896
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25101548
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21784299
  11. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21909354
  12. http://mercury-freedrugs.org/

 

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Thimerosal childhood vaccines linked to risk of emotional disturbances

Thimerosal exposure and disturbance of emotions specific to childhood and adolescence: A case-control study in the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) database

official research journal of the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) thimerosal, mercury, vaccinesDavid A. Geier, Janet K. Kern, Kristin G. Homme & Mark R. Geier

ABSTRACT

Background: This study evaluated Thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines and the risk of a diagnosis called disturbance of emotions specific to childhood and adolescence (ED). Thimerosal is an organic-mercury (Hg)-containing compound used in some vaccines.

Methods: A hypothesis-testing prospective, longitudinal case-control study evaluated Hg exposure from Thimerosal in hepatitis B vaccines administered at specific times within the first 6 months of life and its association with medically diagnosed ED (313.xx) (n = 517) in children born between 1991–2000 in comparison to controls (n = 27 491) in the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) Dublin Painting Pros site database.

Results: Cases diagnosed with ED were significantly more likely than controls to have received increased Hg exposure within the first month of life (odds ratio (OR) = 1.3384), the first 2 months of life (OR = 1.3367) and the first 6 months of life (OR = 2.37). When the data were separated by gender, similar significant adverse effects were observed for males, but not females designer fashion consignments. On a per microgram Hg basis, cases diagnosed with ED were significantly more likely than controls to have received increased exposure within the first 6 months of life (OR = 1.025 per microgram Hg).

Conclusions: The results show a significant relationship between Hg exposure from Thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines and the subsequent risk of an ED diagnosis.

PMID: 28102704

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Letter to Sanofi Pasteur to discontinue using thimerosal in vaccines

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Sanofi Pasteur uses the mercury preservative Thimerosal in vaccines

 

Mercury Free Baby has written an open letter to Sanofi Pasteur to discontinue the use of the harmful mercury preservative Thimerosal in vaccines, because it has come to our attention that Sanofi Pasteur distributes most of the Thimerosal-containing vaccines licensed in the United States of America (USA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Mercury Free Baby is an organization dedicated to promoting a world in which no child, born or unborn, ever receives avoidable mercury exposure from a product that claims to improve or protect children’s health.

Table 1 lists the licensed vaccines that, as of January 2017, Sanofi Pasteur distributes in the USA which still contain the mercury preservative Thimerosal.

In addition, Table 2 lists two pediatric vaccines that, as of January 2017, Sanofi Pasteur distributes in low- and middle-income countries and contain a preservative level of Thimerosal.
Currently, more than two hundred (> 200) studies have found harm from exposure to Thimerosal in vaccines.

Further, a recent study conducted by Kaiser Permanente found an increased risk of autism among children born to mothers who received an influenza vaccination in the first trimester of their pregnancy.
When they receive a dose of the multi-dose influenza vaccine distributed by Sanofi Pasteur, pregnant women in the USA receive a dose of your influenza vaccine, which exposes them to nominally 50 micrograms [µg] of Thimerosal (about 25 µg [21 to 31 µg] of Mercury).

Pregnant women in developing countries are typically given both the influenza vaccine and the tetanus vaccine, bringing their nominal Mercury exposure to 50 µg when they receive a dose of both those vaccines produced by Sanofi Pasteur. Here you can find Monder Criminal Lawyer Group of San Diego.

In the USA, administration of your multi-dose influenza-vaccine formulation to pregnant women exposes the fetus to levels of Thimerosal (49.5% Mercury by weight) that are markedly higher than the federal government’s published safety limit for the ingestion of such Mercury species (0.1 micrograms of Mercury / kg of body weight / day).

Thus, for a standard 0.5-milliliter dose of your multi-dose influenza vaccine nominally containing 25 µg of organic Mercury, a person would have to weigh more than 550 pounds to not exceed the FDA’s published ingested-Mercury safety limit.

Moreover, though there is no FDA-established safety limit for injected Thimerosal, based on the findings reported by a long-term, multiple-level, repeatedly-injected-Thimerosal-exposure rat study, the injected-Thimerosal safety limit for developing children was calculated to be less than (<) 0.0086 µg of Thimerosal [< 0.0043 µg of Mercury] / kg of body weight and find more.
Based on the preceding facts, we respectfully request that, in the year 2017, Sanofi Pasteur develop a binding plan to:

a) Cease distributing all its Thimerosal-containing vaccines;
b) Stop using Thimerosal in the manufacture of all its vaccines by January 2018; and
c) On or before 30 June 2019, recall and destroy all of the remaining doses of its Thimerosal-containing vaccines.

We hope you will help us in making the world, and the womb, a safer place for children by making sure that they are protected from unnecessary, unsafe, and completely avoidable Mercury exposures from vaccines containing Thimerosal.

Sincerely,

Mercury Free Baby (mercuryfreebaby.org)

Table 1. List of the vaccines which still contain Thimerosal as of January 2017 and are distributed in the USA by Sanofi Pasteur.

Vaccine Type Specific Vaccine

(and Manufacturer)

Nominal Mercury (Hg) Content

from Thimerosal in µg/dose

DTaP1 Tripedia
(Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.)
Trace (≤0.3 µg Hg/0.5ml dose)
Influenza Fluzone [multi-dose presentation]
(Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.)
25 µg/0.5 ml dose
Influenza A (H1N1) No Trade Name

(Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.)

25 µg/0.5 ml dose
Meningococcal Menomune A, C, AC and A/C/Y/W-135 [multi-dose presentations]

(Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.)

25 µg/0.5 ml dose
Diphtheria and tetanus No Trade Name

(Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.)

Trace (< 0.3 µg/0.5mL dose)
Tetanus and diphtheria Decavac

(Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.)

Trace (≤ 0.3 µg/0.5 ml dose)
Tetanus toxoid No Trade name

(Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.)

25 µg/0.5 ml dose
  1. DTaP is a standard vaccine acronym for a diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis vaccine

Table 2.   List of the pediatric vaccines distributed in low- and middle-income countries by Sanofi Pasteur, that still contain Thimerosal as of January 2017.

Vaccine Type Specific Vaccine

(and Manufacturer)

Nominal Mercury (Hg) Content

from Thimerosal in µg/dose

DTwP1 DT COQ

(Sanofi Pasteur, Inc)

25 µg/0.5 ml dose
Diphtheria and tetanus No Trade Name

(Sanofi Pasteur, Inc)

25 µg/0.5 ml dose
  1. DTwP is a standard vaccine acronym for a diphtheria, tetanus and whole-cell pertussis vaccine.
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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 pacificdreamscapes.com 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.

Sincerely,
Mercury Free Baby (www.mercuryfreebaby.org)

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

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Most Healthcare Providers Don’t Know About Thimerosal and Mercury

Most Healthcare Providers Don’t Know About Thimerosal and Mercury

Vaccine Mercury: Thimerosal

Vaccine Thimerosal contains mercuryEli Lilly’s Material Safety Data Sheet on Thimerosal (with emphasis added)–

“Thimerosal contains mercury. Mercury poisoning may occur and topical hypersensitivity reactions may be seen… Exposure to mercury in utero and in children may cause mild to severe mental retardation and mild to severe motor coordination impairment.”

Sigma Aldrich’s Material Safety Data Sheet on Thimerosal (with emphasis added) – TARGET ORGAN DATA:

BRAIN AND COVERINGS (OTHER DEGENERATIVE CHANGES)
BEHAVIORAL (ANOREXIA, HUMAN)
BEHAVIORAL (CHANGE IN MOTOR ACTIVITY)
BEHAVIORAL (ATAXIA)
BEHAVIORAL (COMA)
LUNGS, THORAX OR RESPIRATION (OTHER CHANGES)
GASTROINTESTINAL (NAUSEA OR VOMITING)
KIDNEY, URETER, BLADDER (CHANGES IN TUBULES)
EFFECTS ON FERTILITY (POST-IMPLANTATION MORTALITY)
EFFECTS ON FERTILITY (ABORTION)
EFFECTS ON EMBRYO OR FETUS (FETAL DEATH)
TUMORIGENIC EFFECTS (UTERINE TUMORS)
NUTRITIONAL AND GROSS METABOLIC (CHANGES IN: METABOLIC ACIDOSIS)

Knowledge of thimerosal’s harm has been reported to the US government, so you should also have this information-

Scott Bloch, speaking as US Special Counsel, May 20, 2004

“I hasten to add, however, that based on the publicly available information, as discussed briefly below, it appears there may be sufficient evidence to find a substantial likelihood of a substantial and specific danger to public health caused by the use of thimerosal/mercury in vaccines because of its inherent toxicity.”

Congressman Dan Burton of Indiana, Chair of the Committee on Government Reform, The Mercury in Medicine Hearings

“I submit the following report prepared by the staff of the Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness, Committee on Government Reform. This report is the result of a three-year investigation initiated in the Committee on Government Reform….. However, the Committee, upon a thorough review of the scientific literature and internal documents from government and industry, did find evidence that thimerosal did pose a risk.”

Thimerosal used as a preservative in vaccines is likely related to the autism epidemic. This epidemic in all probability may have been prevented or curtailed had the FDA not been asleep at the switch regarding the lack of safety data about injected thimerosal and the sharp rise of infant exposure to this known neurotoxin. Our public health agencies’ failure to act is indicative of institutional malfeasance for self-protection and misplaced protectionism of the pharmaceutical industry.

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3 Facts About Thimerosal

Learn 3 facts about Thimerosal, such as it's a form of mercury that poses a hazard to the health of human beings.

Learn 3 facts about Thimerosal

3 FACTS ABOUT THIMEROSAL: MERCURY IN VACCINES

1) WHAT IS THIMEROSAL?

Thimerosal is used as a preservative in some vaccines and contains 49.55% mercury by weight. Although several U.S. influenza shots contain the mercury-based ingredient, Thimerosal has been removed from most early childhood vaccines in the U.S. and other developed countries since 2003. Manufacturers currently produce mercury-free (“Thimerosal-free”) or mercury reduced (“preservative-free”) vaccines for the U.S. and other developed countries while producing vaccines with unreduced (higher) levels of Thimerosal for developing countries. “We recognize the importance of vaccines and want all children to benefit from them. However, it is unethical to give children in developing nations shots with higher levels of Thimerosal, a toxic ingredient largely discontinued in the U.S. a decade ago.”
-Mercury Free Baby Founder and CoMeD President Rev. Lisa K. Sykes

2) HOW CAN THIMEROSAL HARM PREGNANT WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND OTHERS?

All forms of mercury are toxic. Since the early 1930s, there has been evidence indicating that Thimerosal poses a hazard to the health of human beings, visit https://oasisnaturalcleaning.com. Science continues to prove the dangers of Thimerosal, as the following selected excerpts from recent scientific studies show:

• “Recently, the countries of the EU and of North America…made the right choice in adopting no-Thimerosal vaccines for young children.”
Dórea JG. Low-dose mercury exposure in early life: relevance of thimerosal to fetuses, newborns and infants. Curr. Med Chem. 2013; 20(32): 4060-9.
• “The entirely unnecessary, ongoing iatrogenic use of mercurials in medicine should be fully discontinued, particularly within the use of thimerosal in pediatric vaccines.”
Yeter D, Deth R, Kuo HC. Mercury promotes catecholamines which potentiate mercurial autoimmunity and vasodilation: implications for inositol 1,4,5-Triphosphate 3-Kinase C susceptibility… Korean Circ J. 2013; 43(9):581-591.
• “…efforts should be undertaken to remove Thimerosal from all vaccines as rapidly as possible…”
Young HA, Geier DA, Geier MR. Thimerosal exposure in infants and neurodevelopmental disorders: an assessment of computerized medical records in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. J Neurol Sci. 2008; 271(1-2):110-8.

3) DO ALTERNATIVES FOR THIMEROSAL EXIST?

•Yes, Phenol and 2-Phenoxyethanol (2-PE) are both already used as preservatives in a number of vaccines. 2-PE is the least toxic of the three preservatives and is a superior anti-microbial. “Historically, there may have been reasons to use Thimerosal with vaccines, but they do not apply any longer as single-dose, Thimerosal-free vaccines vials are cheaper now…but for a safe and quality service check out https://www.myamericanmaid.com/. Long-term harm may be done to all public health initiatives if international organisations do not act decisively to remove the potential threat posed by the use of Thimerosal in vaccines.”
Chhawchharia R, Puliyel JM. Controversies surrounding mercury in vaccines: autism denial as impediment to universal immunisation. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. 2014; 11(4).
•”Uses of mercury should be phased out, especially for medical purposes.”
–World Health Organization, International Conference on Environmental Threats to the Health of Children: Hazards and Vulnerability, Bangkok, Thailand 3-7 March 2002, Page 50 Focus Session 9 – Mercury: Exposure and Health Effects

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TIME Magazine’s inaccurate statements about Thimerosal in vaccines

Mercury Free Baby responds to TIME Magazine’s inaccurate statements about Thimerosal in vaccines and Donald Trump’s Choice of RFK Jr. as Vaccine Czar

Donald Trump has appointed RFK to investigate the harm from Thimerosal in vaccines
Donald Trump has appointed RFK to investigate the harm from Thimerosal in vaccines

We at Mercury Free Baby read your recent article from January 10, 2017, titled, “Why Donald Trump’s Choice of RFK Jr. as Vaccine Czar Is a Terrible Idea” with great interest. In the article, TIME made some statements that we wish to address.

TIME’s Article Statement 1:

“First: for all practical purposes, the thimerosal just isn’t there. It has long since been removed from all vaccines except some formulations of the flu vaccine where it’s used in vanishingly small trace doses.”

Our Response to Statement 1:

First, Thimerosal, is still found at preservative levels (nominally 100 parts-per-million [ppm]) in many influenza-vaccine doses licensed by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as in at least one FDA-licensed meningococcal vaccine and in an FDA-licensed tetanus-toxoid vaccine. In fact, Tables 1 and 3 at this FDA link specifically identify which vaccines and flu shots still contain Thimerosal: http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/SafetyAvailability/VaccineSafety/UCM096228#t1. When viewing the information from the FDA, it is essential to understand that certain brands of the same vaccine are made without mercury while other brands are made with Thimerosal. It is also essential to note that, as the FDA explains, Thimerosal is approximately 50% mercury (Hg) by weight, and 0.01% solution (1 part per 10,000) of thimerosal contains 50 µg of Hg per 1 ml dose or 25 µg of Hg per 0.5 ml dose.
Further, each year millions of Americans (more than [>] 150 million) get an influenza vaccine; and over half of those vaccine doses (> 75 million) contain a preservative level of Thimerosal that nominally deliver 50 micrograms [µg] of Thimerosal to all but the youngest children (who get two, 30-day-spaced, 25-µg doses). Influenza vaccines are recommended for pregnant women, infants (twice in the first year), and children, adults and the elderly (yearly).
Since, without any safety factor, the developing-human toxicity threshold for an injected Thimerosal aqueous solution has been reported to be less than (<) 0.0086 µg of Thimerosal /kg of body weight /day, levels of 25- or 50- µg of Thimerosal per vaccine dose are:

a) neither “vanishingly small” nor
b) based on the toxicity of injected Thimerosal solutions, “trace doses”.
Tellingly, a recent study conducted by Kaiser Permanente found an increased risk of autism among children whose mothers received an influenza vaccination in their first trimester of pregnancy.
Also, “preservative” levels of Thimerosal (usually 25- to 50- µg per dose or higher) are still present in most multi-dose formulations of the childhood vaccines recommended for routine administration in the developing world.

TIME’s Article Statement 2:

“What’s more, thimerosal is an ethylmercury product; the type of mercury that is harmful—and only in higher concentrations—is methylmercury.”

Our Response to Statement 2:

A published paper, “Identification and distribution of mercury species in rat tissues following administration of thimerosal or methylmercury” found that some Ethylmercury species created by the degradation of Thimerosal are converted to Methylmercury species once it enters the cells in the brain. So, exposure to Ethylmercury results in exposure to Methylmercury.
Factually, Thimerosal is a tradename for Sodium Ethylmercurithiosalicylate, a highly toxic, water-soluble Ethylmercury (organic mercury) compound that is: a) 49.5% Mercury by weight and b) significantly more neurotoxic to humans than Methylmercury Chloride or Hydroxide, used as the reference compound in most comparative toxicity studies. In vaccines, Thimerosal slowly reacts with water and aqueous chloride to form Ethylmercury -Hydroxide and -Chloride species that bind to exposed organic thiol (-SH) groups on the other components of the vaccine and Sodium Thiosalicylate, which slowly converts into the corresponding disulfide. If an infant or child has limited thiol availability, as is found in children with autism, the toxic effects are greater.

TIME’s Article Statement 3:

“Finally, while it’s true that autism cases have gone up in the the [sic] U.S. in recent years, that has happened at the precise time thimerosal levels in vaccines have fallen.”

Our Response to Statement 3:

The most dramatic increase in “autism cases” began in 1990s, after the children had been exposed to Thimerosal at its highest levels, where, starting in the mid-1980s, the increased exposures in America were tied to the addition of the Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) and hepatitis B vaccines to the CDC-recommended early childhood vaccination schedule.
The studies that examine autism rates after the removal of Thimerosal from childhood vaccines are inconsistent, some showing an increase and others showing a decrease in the rates of autism. The studies that show an increase in the rates of autism after the removal of Thimerosal are particularly interesting. For instance, the main study sponsored by the CDC, which shows autism rates increasing after the removal of Thimerosal-containing vaccines in Denmark, was conducted by Dr. Poul Thorsen who is currently a fugitive. He is wanted in two countries (the US and Denmark) for research fraud, theft, and tax evasion. Then a subsequent study, which was completed by other researchers using the same data source, revealed that the prevalence of autism significantly decreased following the removal of Thimerosal-containing vaccines in Denmark.
Another important factor to consider is that in the US, levels of Thimerosal were decreased in vaccines just as the flu shot was promoted. More precisely, according to a document from the CDC, FDA, and other agencies, a phase-out of the manufacturing of vaccines containing higher levels of Thimerosal began in 2001, and they were removed from shelf use in 2003. Meanwhile, flu shots were recommended for U.S. children aged 23 months to 6 years old in 2004, and flu shots for U.S. children aged six months to 18 years old were recommended in 2008. In other words, the addition of the flu shot to the vaccine regimen means that levels of mercury exposure have continued.

TIME’s Article Statement 4:

“Epidemiologists attribute the increased autism incidence almost entirely to better diagnoses and an expanded definition of conditions that fall onto the autism spectrum.”

Response to Statement 4:

Actually, research finds that better diagnoses and an expanded definition of conditions do not fully explain the increase in autism., Studies conducted at the University of California at Davis and Yale University looking at autism rates in California indicate that about half the increase can be attributed to these factors and about half remains unexplained.
Our Current Realities:

Research from the scientific community 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. Even CDC studies have shown that exposure to Thimerosal is associated with tic disorder, language delay, and memory and motor skill deficits.

Thimerosal is not a necessary ingredient in vaccines and, for live-viral vaccines, its inactivation of live viruses rules out its use as a preservative.
We at Mercury Free Baby are dedicated to promoting a world in which no child, born or unborn, ever receives avoidable mercury exposure from any product supposed to improve that child’s health.
Those arguing against the unnecessary use of a known neurotoxin in the vaccine/drug supply are seeking to safeguard public confidence in the vaccine program, not destroy it. Anti-mercury advocates want vaccines to be produced with non-toxic preservatives or, better yet, with no preservatives using clean manufacturing processes, a realistic and viable option in developed nations since the 1980s.

We hope TIME will help us in making the world a safer place for children by ensuring that they are protected from unnecessary and unsafe mercury exposures through the publishing of fairer and more-balanced articles in the future.

Finally, if TIME’s Editor at Large, Jeffrey Kluger, or other TIME reporters would like to interview Mercury Free Baby’s founder, Reverend Lisa Sykes, please let us know.

Sincerely,
Mercury Free Baby

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