The incidence of autism has increased from 1 in 10,000 in the 1970s to 1 in 150 today, an increase of over 6,000 percent. Many more children have been diagnosed with other neurodevelopmental disorders all considered to be on the same spectrum including Asperger’s, ADHD/ADD, speech delay, and many other developmental delays and learning disabilities….
We believe it is important for parents to understand the benefits and risks of vaccines in order to make the best possible decision for their child’s health and safety. The benefits of vaccines in reducing illness are widely reported and appreciated. Some additional information that is not as widely appreciated includes:
1. Mercury, a potent neurotoxin, does not belong in vaccines and its use has had devastating consequences for millions of children. Be sure that you are receiving Thimerosal-free vaccines. Complicating this issue is the fact that the FDA’s recommendation in 1999 to remove Thimerosal from vaccines was a recommendation and not a federal law. Some vaccines still contain the full amount of Thimerosal, some contain only trace amounts, and only vaccines listed as “Thimerosal-free” contain no mercury. (Statement from Generation Rescue; see end reference for more information.)
Congressman Dan Burton (R-IN): “During these investigations, numerous scientists from around the globe have testified before the committee, and have presented credible peer-reviewed research studies that indicated a direct link between the exposure of mercury, a widely known neurotoxin, and the increasing incidences of autism.” — Congressman Dan Burton, chairman, Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness, U.S. Congress, head of Three Year Congressional Investigation into Mercury in Medicine, September 8, 2004.
“It is the elimination of this ‘spark,’ i.e. mercury, for which we now have an easy and effective solution. Along with some supportive therapies, autism and certain other neurodegenerative diseases can be fully and permanently reversed. This is not a theory but rather, a protocol that has already been clinically validated and the evidence is irrefutable.”
— Rashid Buttar, DO, FAAPM, FACAM, FAAIM, vice chairman, American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicologists, Doctor of Toxicology, one of many physicians successfully treating children with autism spectrum disorders, in Testimony Before Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness, U.S. Congress, May 6, 2004 (More at: http://www.generationrescue.org/)
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This health note is from Well Being Journal, November/December 2005, Vol. 14, No. 6.