posted January 16, 2011 03:40 PM
Mercury in Childhood Vaccines http://www.halexandria.org/dward052.htm
The subject of Mercury in Childhood Vaccines has all the ingredients of a real horror story -- combining the devastating effects on neurological systems of children (including causing autism), and government Conspiracies.
Two articles are included below, both from Valeri Williams of WFAA-TV Dallas. In both cases, it became clear to objective authorities in the field that the use in Vaccines of thimerosal (derived from Mercury, possibly the second most deadly poison on Earth) was probably contributing to autism and neurological disorders in children, following required vaccinations of the children for their entry into public schools. Nevertheless, nothing was done by the government -- in particular, the United States Federal Drug Administration.
While the use of Mercury in Vaccines has now ceased production, vaccines may still exist in the marketplace. If concerned, read the below two articles, and thereafter take action by asking questions, being informed, and insisting on the avoidance of thimerosal at all costs. In fact, one might even avoid Vaccines in general, including Smallpox vaccines and anything smacking of Mandatory Vaccines. Any trust in the US FDA is misapplied.
Vaccine Preservative’s Effects May Have Been Known
By Valeri Williams / WFAA-TV Dallas
For decades, half of all childhood vaccines contained a chemical preservative called thimerosal. It is made from mercury, one of the most poisonous substances on Earth.
News 8 has spent the past three months investigating claims that government regulators and some pharmaceutical companies knew of the dangers, but never told the public.
From the outset, it must be stressed that this report is not anti-vaccination. Every person interviewed for this story believes in the importance of having children immunized. Rather, the focus is on the possible link between thimerosal and neurological disorders.
But, can we unilaterally assume that vaccinations are good, when the government is this criminally negligent?
Before the 1990s, 1 in 10,000 children were diagnosed with autism. But in the past decade, as the government has increased the number of Mandatory Vaccines, some recent studies suggest the rate of autism has risen to 1 in about 250 children.
So how much mercury are we talking about? Approximately 12 out of the 18 vaccine doses the average American child receives before the age of two contain thimerosal. Cumulatively, that’s more than 200 micrograms of mercury, which would fit on the head of a pin. According to the EPA, dropping that pin-head of mercury into 23 gallons of water would make it unsafe for human consumption. “Think about the idea of injecting your own child with levels of mercury that are thirty to forty times what’s considered safe for an adult,” Dallas attorney Andy Waters said. “And, I think if any human being thinks about that very long, they recognize that this is something that never should have happened.”
Dr. Boyd Haley is the Chairman of the Chemistry Department at the University of Kentucky. He’s one of the nation's leading experts on mercury poisoning and has studied thimerosal in vaccines.
Thimerosal “is one of the most toxic compounds I know of,” Haley said. “I can’t think of anything that I know of is more lethal.”
Two years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study, which showed that three-month-old babies exposed to just 63 micrograms of mercury -- less than half of the aforementioned pin top -- were two-and-a-half times more likely to develop autism. The study is stamped “Confidential” and “Do Not Copy or Release”. Siegel says it was never made public because it was just a draft.
“Until they’re final, and are ready for publication, they’re always considered a draft, not to be widely distributed,” Siegel said. “This preliminary information could be distributed, and that could do harm”. So why was it marked “Confidential, Do Not Release”, rather than a simple “Draft”?
Subsequently, the CDC did release a report to the public, but the findings were much different. The new study was amended with different data which lowered the autism rate.
Dr. Sidney Baker has reviewed both reports. Baker has authored six medical books, and written scores of articles on childhood behavior and autism.
Baker is critical of the CDC study.
“I can’t imagine that smart people could possibly have re-arranged the data the way they were done, and represented the data the way they were done, without doing it on purpose and with the express purpose, as you say, of a coverup,” Baker said.
Baker treats hundreds of autistic patients each year from around the country. He suspects about half of the children he sees have been affected by thimerosal from their vaccines.
Baker said the CDC’s refusal to release raw data from the study for outside experts to evaluate - a standard protocol in medical research - is helping to fuel the controversy.
Under pressure from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC, pharmaceutical companies agreed to stop manufacturing vaccines containing thimerosal in March 2001. But while production may have ceased, vaccine vials already containing Thimerosal were not recalled.
A very simple solution for parents worried about upcoming shots for children is to ask your doctor ahead of time for thimerosal-free vaccines.
Mercury in Childhood Vaccines: What Did the Government know?
By Valeri Williams / WFAA-TV Dallas
It’s a question that has divided doctors, parents and government scientists for more than a decade: Do childhood vaccines or additives cause neurological damage?
Next month, a congressional committee will hear testimony on the subject. A California university has a huge government grant to research it. And the possible link has been the focus of a three-month News 8 Investigation.
At the center of the investigation: a preservative put into many vaccines. It’s called thimerosal, and it’s made from mercury, the second most toxic metal known to man. Uranium is the most toxic. For years, thimerosal has been extremely controversial because there were alternatives to preventing vaccine contamination. And, questions remain about how pharmaceutical companies conduct vaccine research and how the government regulates those companies.
Centuries ago, the shimmering properties of mercury captivated the philosopher Aristotle, who called it “quicksilver” - and the name stuck. Starting in the early nineties, government regulators dramatically increased the amount of Thimerosal exposure to babies by adding two new vaccines to the roster of mandatory immunizations children must have before enrolling in school.
The combination of the Hepatitis B vaccine and the HiB vaccine more than doubled the amount of mercury children. “If you take a ten-pound baby in, and it gets four shots on that one day, which is a common practice - that’s equivalent to giving a 100-pound person forty shots in one day,” said mercury expert Dr. Boyd Haley.
Haley has testified before Congress and the Pentagon as one of the nation’s leading experts on Thimerosal and mercury poisoning. The research he’s done at the University of Kentucky leads him to believe that some children are genetically predisposed to storing mercury in their brains.
It’s the cumulative effect of the mercury which Haley and other scientists say leads to neurological disorders, including autism.
Under pressure from the American Academy of Pediatrics, these government committees ordered pharmaceutical companies to stop putting thimerosal in vaccines by March 2001.
The FDA questioned thimerosal’s safety again in 1982 - this time, noting that it was “not safe for ‘over-the-counter’ topical use because of its potential for cell damage.” Despite that evidence, however, the government regulatory committees did nothing to question its use in childhood vaccines.
Meanwhile, measures were taken to remove the compound from pet inoculations. More internal company documents and memos show that Eli Lilly began revising its claims about thimerosal starting in the 1960s, changing package inserts from stating “non-toxic” to “non-irritating to body tissue.”
Then, in November 1973, the company’s legal division suggested adding the statement: “Do not use when aluminum may come in contact with treated skin.” Aluminum is a compound added to many vaccines as a catalyst. But even with this warning, the government committees did nothing.
Haley said any good biochemist knows that thimerosal and aluminum react dangerously when combined together.
Officials at Eli Lilly declined to interview with News 8. However, they did send an e-mail, which said in part that the company's “primary concern is for patient safety.” The e-mail also stated “Lilly discontinued its sale or use of (thimerosal) about ten years ago.”
However, that did not stop other pharmaceutical companies from taking over the production of the vaccine preservative.
In December 1999, shortly before Eli Lilly quit producing thimerosal, the company changed its packaging insert again. This time, Lilly warned that thimerosal was “toxic”. Additionally, it stated that effects of exposure may include “fetal changes, decreased offspring survival, and lung tissue changes.”
However, the government’s vaccine committee continues to insist that thimerosal has never been dangerous to American children.
So, the 1999 Eli Lilly package insert was shown to Dr. Jane Siegel for her reaction:
“I cannot comment on this unless I have clarification,” Siegel said. “You will have to interview the public. I don’t know -- I just know that if you show me this piece of paper I cannot make a comment on this -- I find it uninterpretable.”
Haley said the government should have taken action. “There should have been an immediate recall of the vaccine,” Haley said. “We would do that with an automobile if it had a bad brake system. If we just suspected it had a bad brake system, they would do that. The government has no problems -- they’d do it immediately.”
The congressional hearing on the use of thimerosal in vaccines begins in June. While production of the preservative was stopped a year ago, as Dr. Haley pointed out, existing doses were not recalled.
Now, it needs to be re-stated that the easiest solution for parents who are concerned about upcoming immunizations is to simply ask your doctor in advance for thimerosal-free vaccines.