Vaccines

Thimerosal Disappears but Autism Remains

Source: 
Archives of General Psychiatry, Fombonne
Date Published: 
2008
Year Published: 
2008

 

Parents of autistic children should be reassured that autism in their child did not occur through immunizations. Their autistic children, and their siblings, should be normally vaccinated, and as there is no evidence of mercury poisoning in autism, they should avoid ineffective and dangerous
"treatments" such as chelation therapy for their children.

Lack of Association between Measles Virus Vaccine and Autism with Enteropathy: A Case-Control Study

Source: 
PLOS ONE, Hornig, Briese, et al
Date Published: 
2008

This study provides strong evidence against association of autism with persistent MV RNA in the GI tract or MMR exposure. Autism with GI disturbances is associated with elevated rates of regression in language or other skills and may represent an endophenotype distinct from other ASD.

Continuing Increases in Autism Reported to California’s Developmental Services System: Mercury in Retrograde

Source: 
Archives of General Psychiatry, Schechter, Grether
Date Published: 
2008
Year Published: 
2008

California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) data do not show any recent decrease in autism in California despite the exclusion of more than trace levels of thimerosal from nearly all childhood vaccines. The DDS data do not support the hypothesis that exposure to thimerosal during childhood is a primary cause of autism.