Vaccine Court Ruling: Thimerosol Does Not Cause Autism

Published March 15, 2010 in Forbes

From the late 1990s to the present, scientists have looked closely at the evidence, and every well-done study has pointed to the same conclusion: thimerosal in vaccines has no link to autism. In one very large Danish study, autism rates rose after thimerosal was removed from vaccines. Another study looking at California, Sweden, and Denmark found the same thing. These results directly contradict the claim that thimerosal causes autism. Last Friday, a special vaccine court ruled on three cases in which parents were suing on behalf of their autistic children. In each case, the parents claimed that thimerosal had caused their childs autism. In each case, the Special Master (a judge) ruled definitively against the parents. The result was a slam-dunk win for science.

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