Oct 4, 2009
A study published last week in Neurotoxicology, the leading scientific journal in its field, discovered brain damage in newborn monkeys given the Hepatitis B vaccine containing the mercury preservative thimerosal. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) added this vaccine to the recommended immunization schedule for newborn babies in 1991. The vaccine caused a significant delay in the acquisition of key primate survival reflexes essential for life in the wild.
Mercury is especially toxic to the developing brain and immune system. Chronic neurological disorders, especially autism, have increased rapidly during the past two decades in association with increases in vaccines (from 10 to 36) and total mercury exposure. Please refer to the SafeMinds (Sensible Action for Ending Mercury-Induced Neurological Disorders) website for more information. SafeMinds is currently calling for a moratorium on the use of mercury-containing H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccine.