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Stunning New Link Between Vaccines and Autism Rates
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09/16/2008 09:46 PM
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Editor's note: We received the following information and charts from someone who wishes to maintain a low profile. This very compelling data is well worth looking at and we welcome thoughts about its significance. Below are excerpts from several e-mails she exchanged with us. The charts and notes (HERE) are dy-noh-MITE! As we've said before, smart, concerned and informed citizen-scientist-parents are the CDC's worst nightmare -- and the best hope for getting to the bottom of the epidemic of autism and related disorders. We hope this low-key stay-at-home mom continues to match her very sharp wits against the vaccine apologists. We'll keep you posted. -- Dan Olmsted
I used the "Autism Rates by Birth Years" data from TACA Now and compared it to public records about vaccine histories. I found that since the DTP vaccine in 1949 the ONLY time period with NO increase in autism cases is also the only time period with NO vaccines added to the CHILDHOOD schedule. The hep b was licensed during this time but it was not given to children until 1990. Also, the Hib was reformulated for infants in 1987, but due to a shortage, it was not added to the schedule until 1990 (There was a HUGE jump in autism rates in 1990). See for yourself.
This link also includes information about the NNii (National Network for Immunization Information) conceding that after vaccinations children's aluminum levels are above the minimal risk, but they say it's no big deal. I disagree. The CDC says that aluminum toxicity causes neurological delays and thin bones, and the CDC cites a study named "Thin Bones Seen in Boys with Autism." No one else is talking about this correlation, so I'm trying to tell everyone whom I think can help.
The NNii also says that aluminum has been used in vaccines for 75 years. I don't know what vaccine they are talking about. In 1949 DTP was the first vaccine (on the current Childhood schedule) to contain aluminum and was licensed during the first significant increase in autism rates. Also FYI, according to Wikipedia, mercury thermometers are not even allowed on some airliners because mercury reacts with aluminum. Many childhood vaccines contain(ed) both aluminum and mercury. Sounds dangerous to me.
I'm sending this to you because I just want the truth to be found about vaccines. My cousin's son has autism, and I have one child who has strange allergic reactions the day after some vaccines, and another child who had a severe reaction to the hep B vaccine and then developed eczema 1 week later. I'm afraid my children are at high risk of vaccine injury, and I don't want any more forced vaccination policies.
I'm a stay-at-home mom in NC with a degree in Computer Information Systems. I didn't know anything about medicine until after my first child was born. When she turned 8 months old she started doing a myoclonic head jerk, and dystonic head postures, which could have meant a brain tumor or movement disorder. Her neurologist didn't know what it was after the MRI, EEG, and PET scan was fine. So I decided to educate myself, and I learned way more about medicine than I ever wanted to know. She was finally diagnosed with stereotypical disorder (usually seen in children with autism, but she did not have any other autism symptoms). Well, after that diagnosis I have been very leery of vaccines and autism, and have spent hundreds of hours reading about the subject. I first read about children having low glutathione levels and thin bones study on Dr. Green's website.
(What about the idea that autism rates keep rising even though thimerosal has been phased out of some childhood vaccines?)
Here's my best response to the thimerosal argument: While definitely it's not good to inject children with mercury, I think that's only a part of the problem. I think that thimerosal can make the aluminum even more toxic because the two metals are reactive, and if it's true that thimerosal reduces glutathione (I found this study on TACA), then children's bodies would be less capable of excreting the aluminum.
However, I personally think the biggest contributing factor to the autism symptoms is the aluminum, which has been increased over the years in proportion to the autism increases. Another argument I had heard about thimerosal is that it had been in the vaccines since I think the 1930s. Whether or not that is true, I don't know, but that's what prompted me to keep looking for other answers. Then after my oldest daughter had her second allergic reaction to a vaccine I looked up the vaccine ingredients on the CDC's Vaccine Excipients table, and saw that they contain aluminum. I remembered hearing prior to that about a possible link between Alzheimer's and aluminum. So I was even more afraid of vaccines. So I bought Dr. Sears' The Vaccine Book, ironically to ease my fears about vaccines, and then I learned about the high doses of aluminum in vaccines. So I looked up aluminum on the CDC's website (where I read about the thin bones and thought, BINGO).
I also read the Wikipedia entry on aluminum and found out that you shouldn't mix it with mercury, and this article also stated that aluminum damages the blood brain barrier. That could explain why adding the live virus measles vaccine to the aluminum-containing DTP vaccine would cause problems. Without the blood-brain barrier there would be no protection against the live measles virus which can cause brain damage. (Side note: Wild measles virus can cause brain damage called SSPE, a type of chronic encephalitis in 1 out of 100,000 people (HERE.) So if vaccines weaken the blood brain barrier and cause autism in 1 out of 150 kids, wouldn't we be better off without the vaccine?)
One more response to that argument (about thimerosal being removed and autism rates still rising) is that thimerosal has NOT been removed from the childhood vaccines. According to the CDC's excipients table, many still contain "trace" amounts of thimerosal, and the flu shot, on the recommended schedule for children as young as 6 months, still contains the full amount. If autism is caused by aluminum, then perhaps children wouldn't need much exposure to the thimerosal, just enough to weaken their glutathione reserves. ... I haven't studied thimerosal very closely since I started my quest for answers just a few years ago.
(Side note on thimerosal: My daughter, who had the movement disorder, was born in 2005 and received the vaccines that supposedly have the lower, safe "trace amounts" of thimerosal. I've read that thimerosal has been proven to cause tics, but I don't remember where I saw that. She's 3 and a half now, and hasn't received any of those vaccines for a while, and she's outgrown the movement disorder. Coincidence, or proof? I don't know.)
But, even if there was no thimerosal in vaccines, babies have an underdeveloped kidney function and therefore have a higher aluminum toxicity risk. My child's pediatrician had told me a while ago to be careful about table salt before 1 yr of age because babies' kidneys might not be able to process it well. I also found an old article by the AAP that reported finding an "underdeveloped kidney function" in infants. If that's true, and we have to watch table salt, why are Aluminum Salts injected into babies at 1 day, 2 months, 4, and 6 months years of age? Why would their kidneys be able to process aluminum salt if they can't handle table salt???
Also, the limits of aluminum in IV fluids resulted in part due to the neurological delays seen in premature babies. One of my daughters was born 3 weeks early, and the nurses still offered to vaccinate her with the 250 mcg Hep B vaccine. Do they really give this vaccine to preemies? When you look at the chart, you'll see that the most dramatic increase occurred when they started giving babies the Hep B and Hib vaccines. Now babies are given 13 aluminum-containing vaccines by 6 months of age compared to only 3 back in 1983. Here's a good chart about current vaccines, and the 1983 schedule: (HERE)
So yes I think thimerosal is dangerous, but only one part of the problem. I believe autism is also caused by aluminum toxicity (which I think could be exacerbated by mercury). If I'm right about the aluminum, you would expect to see autism rates continue to rise since the number of aluminum-containing vaccines continues to increase. The Wikipedia link about aluminum: (HERE)
This link also says, "Furthermore, aluminum increases estrogen-related gene expression in human breast cancer cells grown in the laboratory.  These salts' estrogen-like effects have led to their classification as a metalloestrogen." I don't really understand what a metalloestrogen is, but the definition on Wikipedia is, a hormonally active agent. Could this help explain why one gender would be affected more frequently? That's not something I know anything about, but it seems like it'd be worth looking into.
The risk far outweighs any benefit as the risk will vary from child to child.
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