Anything but vaccines.......
Anything but vaccines.......
Yet, unused vaccines must be disposed of as hazardous waste: http://denr.sd.gov/des/wm/hw/documents/Thimerosal.pdf
"Based upon calculations (50 ppm mercury/5 mL vial) and test results (40 ppm and 43 ppm/5 mL vial), the department determined the level of mercury in multidose thimerosal-containing vaccines tested exceed the 0.2 ppm TCLP standard for mercury. With the information provided by the manufacturer and results from the TCLP analyses, unused multidose vials containing thimerosal that are destined for disposal need to be managed as a hazardous waste. Consequently, unless a manufacturer or generator has information or a TCLP analysis performed on a vaccine that documents otherwise, unwanted vaccines containing thimerosal should be managed as hazardous waste that exhibits the characteristic of mercury toxicity."
Sounds like that they are only worried about thimerosal-containing vaccines--but wait:
"The term preservative- or thimerosal-free can be utilized if the manufacturer further purified the product, leaving only trace amounts (less than or equal to 1 microgram/0.5 mL) per dose. Even at this level, calculations indicate mercury would exceed the TCLP standard; therefore these vaccines, if deemed unusable, should be managed as hazardous waste as well.?
Like a drop of water, in the ocean, injected into your body! ProVax rhetoric can't understand this basic SCIENCE concept ever it seems: inGESTion is not inJECTion . . . They are different. Very much so! (Obviously this does not apply to OPV and Rota)
I think the general tone of Vax research is a) blame the victim (look for obscure genetic variations) and b) blame the mother (pull in fathers occasionally so you don't get accused sexism)
However, whatever, sure, Perfuming could be characterized as a mainstream parenting practice that NL types almost totally avoid, so that could explain the lower incidence of ASDs in the children of Environmentally conscious mamas . . . (The same types also likely to delay or skip or reject). (Which I freely admit is my own hypothosis based on years on Mama boards where my NL friends weren't reporting ASDs but my mainstream friends were).
Because the same 'science based' thinkers that tell us that there is nothing wrong with a little Thimerisol or a little Aluminum also tell us that we shouldn't be scared of synthetic fragrances or Triclosan . . .
I have mixed feelings about the OP's article.
I am truly glad they are searching for environmental causes for the increase in autism. As such, hey, have at it.
The parental part of me is offended, however, that they will consider a slew of things yet dismiss the many, many parental reports of "my child received a vax and was never the same afterward." I am sure someone will come on and say "but they did consider vaccines!" but whether they have studied them well enough is up for debate, IMHO, and not something I feel like rehashing for the zillionth time.
With regards to autism triggers (such as perfume), it is getting to the point where I think parents will just be overwhelmed, think everything is toxic, throw up their hands…and maintain the status quo. This is good for those who promote vaccination, as vaccines are the status quo.
This following might be a skeptic site, so proceed with caution if you are not in the mood - but it has a great list of things that are linked to autism and illustrates my point about how parents may just throw up their hands and go "to hell with trying to prevent autism - anything can cause it"
It is just paradoxical to worry about absorbing BPA from reheated food but not getting injected with Aluminum is NBD, given their relative idividual toxicities.
Also, something like Fluoride is supposed to be totally benign at .7ppm, which is something that ProVax types tend to assert, and that is injested every single day, then Perfume & BPA are not actually consumed into the body on PURpose, kwim?
Dalia me too. When I grew up all the cosmetics had the worst ingredients (parabens, perfumes) and they were instructed to bathe and lotion us daily. And my parents did. Our detergents and Co were just as chemical laden (and color additives too) yet autism was unheard of.
That set aside, those chemicals are horrible. We don't use cosmetics with parabens, colors, perfumes and so on. Our detergent is harmless too. As many posters here we made a huge effort to get our house bad-chemical clean. So yes, my kids aren't exposed to perfumes/parabens/Al (like in deo)/you name it.... As for my friends and family back home, all of them use only natural stuff (even those otherwise not concerned with eating organic - my private little survey showed midwives suggested the natural products for babies, and since they do up to 6 postpartum visits and help with breastfeeding it does have an impact). It seems more mainstream in Europe - we live in a small military town here and I'm being laughed at for not slapping Johnson&Johnson baby wash on the kid and wash everything with cheapest Walmart detergent.....
The thing that bothers me about the perfume exposure (aside from the migraines) is that they're so unnecessary. I'm pretty darned cautious about vaccines, but those at least have an allegedly useful purpose. "Bold" scented dryer sheets, not so much. While the perfume exposure is only one part of the pollution problem, it's a particularly pointless part. Also, it's easier to opt out of vaccines than perfumes. Even if I stay home, I've still got dryer-sheet stink coming in from the neighbour's house. Even if the chances are really small that perfume exposure is contributing to autism, we're not really gaining anything by keeping them around at the current levels.