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<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/04/health/04VACC.html" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/04/health/04VACC.html</a><br><br><br>
"Study Casts Doubt on Theory of Vaccines' Link to Autism<br>
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.<br><br><br>
new study from Denmark tends to discount widely held fears that a mercury-based preservative formerly used in childhood vaccines may be responsible for the rapid rise in diagnoses of autism.<br><br>
In the study, published this week in the journal Pediatrics, a team of Danish doctors counted all the diagnoses of autism in the country from 1971 to 2000. They found no decrease after 1992, when Denmark became the first country in the world to ban the preservative, thimerosal.<br><br>
Rather, autism diagnoses continued to skyrocket on the same trajectory that began in the late 1980's, rising from less than one case per 10,000 Danish youngsters in 1990 to more than three a decade later.<br><br>
American vaccine makers began phasing out thimerosal in 1999, and a similar American study is planned, said Dr. Robert L. Davis, a professor of epidemiology and pediatrics at the University of Washington."<br><br><br><br>
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So, the question is; "What happened in the 1980's?"<br><br>
Perhaps that is the time vax started going to infants?<br><br>
How many other vax got added to the schedule?<br><br>
Are their vaxes totally mercury free? or is some used in production still?<br><br><br>
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In Denmark they have an autism rate of one child in 3000 according to this article.<br><br>
"Autism rates have risen significantly in Britain and internationally. Experts believe that the most severe forms of the disorder are now diagnosed in 1 in 500 UK children, a fivefold rise over 20 years."<br><br><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/fileon4/index_20030624_mercury.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/fil..._mercury.shtml</a><br><br>
So, maybe the removal of mercury in Denmark has something to do with the fact that even with a threefold increase, they still have massively less autism than in Britain, where they do inject babies with mercury?<br><br>
It doesn't sound to me as though this study demonstrates that thimerosal is safe. It does demonstrate that there are multiple causes of autism.<br><br>
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When I read this article, I thought, Hey, what about testing all the other c*#p in the vaccine!?!?!? There's some compound of aluminum (aka: aluminium) in there, as I recall -- don't have any ingredients list in front of me right now, I might be mistaken.<br><br>
That article didn't make me feel better about vaccinating. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/scared.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="scared">
 
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