Originally Posted by prosciencemum
I just think its extremely unlikely there's any link to vaccines - there are much bigger factors around. S yes - we're completely off topic.
The amount of mercury a child is exposed to from a thimerosal (50% mercury) containing vaccine is far greater than they would from the environment.
Let's take a look at Stephanie Cave's testimony at before the Committee on Government Reform, US House of Representatives, July 18, 200, and also presented at the Defeat Autism Now! Conference, Sep 15, 200 San Diego, CA. This is for the year 2000, which is the age cohort that the current autism figure of 1 in 88 is derived.
She explained that by the age of two, American children would have received 237 micrograms of mercury through vaccines alone, which exceeds EPA safe levels of 0.1 mcg/kg per day (one tenth of a mircogram, not one mircogram).
She notes that three days in in particular can be singled out as "spectacularly" toxic for infants: the day of birth, when they get the hep b vax which contained mcg mercury which is 30 times the safe level.
At four months an infant would have received DTaP and HIB on the same day with 50 mcg mercury, 60 times the EPA safe level. Then at 6 months came the Hep B, Polio weighing in at 63.5 mcg mercury which is 78 times the safe level. At 15 months this child would then receive another 50 mcg mercury, 60 times the safe level.
Mercury is a known endocrine disruptor. Children born in 2000 got 237 times the safe level of mercury. I think it is highly likely, along with neurological damage some of these children were also propelled into premature puberty.
But as we know thimerosal is still in the flu vaccine.
There was a study done where thimerosal preserved vaccines were given to infant monkeys to determine the resultant mercury levels. A whole body exposure of the infant monkeys at 80 micrograms per kilogram of body weight from the thimerosal containing vaccine resulted in an average of 16 parts per billion inorganic mercury levels in the brain tissue. The half life was over 120 days. (Burbacher et al (2005)
Today, a 6 month old baby, if its a girl will, according to the CDC, weigh around 16 lbs or 7.25 kilograms, Those 25 mcg of mercury from a single flu vaccine gives a whole body exposure of 3.44 mircograms per kilogram of body weight. By extrapolation, that baby girl could have 0.69 parts per billion inorganic mercury levels in the brain with a half life of 120 days. Two trillion mercury atoms per gram in the her developing brain.
Then we have aluminum, another known endocrine disruptor.
Here is what Dr Sears has to say about aluminum
Hib (PedVaxHib brand only) 225 micrograms per shot
Hepatitis B - 250 micrograms
DTaP - depending on manufacturer 170 to 625 micrograms
Hepatitis A - 250 micrograms
HPV - 225 mircograms
Pentacel (DTaP, HIB and Polio combo) - 330 micrograms
Pediatrix (DTaP, Hep B and Polio combo) 850 micrograms
OK, I'll do the math for you. A newborn who gets a Hepatitis B injection on day one of life would get 250 micrograms of aluminum. This would be repeated at one month of age with the next Hep B shot. When a baby gets the first big round of shots at 2 months, the total dose of aluminum can vary from 295 micrograms (if a non-aluminum HIB and the lowest aluminum brand of DTaP is used) to a whopping 1225 micrograms if the highest aluminum brands are used and Hep B vaccine is also given. These doses are repeated at 4 and 6 months. A child would continue to get some aluminum throughout the first 2 years with most rounds of shots.
Premature puberty might not be as devastating as autism or an auto immune disorder, but it can be emotionally and physically difficult for the child.
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