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Brittney Kara encourages parents to do their research before allowing toxic vaccines to be injected into their children. Start your research by watching Vaccines Revealed featuring 24 vaccine experts by clicking here http://bit.ly/2o0b5Cp and go to www.stopmandatoryvaccination.com/personal-choice/ to read Brittney’s vaccine free overview.

..a quick rant with some articles to read about the scam of vaccinationgetting you to THINK outside the box…THE ADULT VACCINE MANDATES ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER…get ready to poison yourself and your children now…like big pharma wants you healthy…just look at the health in the US!!!…it’s beyond deplorable!!
http://phrma-docs.phrma.org/sites/default/files/pdf/Vaccines_2013.pdf
http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/cdc-adds-3-more-vax-to-childhood-immunization-schedule/
http://yournewswire.com/california-passes-mandatory-vaccinations-bill-for-all-adults/
http://info.cmsri.org/the-driven-researcher-blog/vaccinated-vs.-unvaccinated-guess-who-is-sicker
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/effectiveness-studies.htm
Sherri TenpennyHighWire with Del Bigtree Dr. Tenpenny on Vaccines and Current Events Del Bigtree Suzanne Humphries NVIC Advocacy NVIC Barbara Loe Fisher We Are Vaxxed Vaxxed – A Revolution For Choice Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe Robert F. Kennedy Patrick Gentempo VaccinesRevealed Robert F. Kennedy, Jr World Mercury Project David Wolfe Norman Colby Dr. Michael B. Dibley Jack Wolfson Jodi Hauver Dr Wakefield’s work must continue

WATCH THIS NOW!! Former pharmaceutical rep & Founder of LearnTheRisk.org Brandy Vaughan explains why YOU should be scared about what’s coming down in terms of mandatory vaccines. Even if you think vaccines are great, you might not want the 271 coming next.
Think that mandatory vaccines aren’t your problem? Think because your kids are grown you are safe? Think because you don’t have kids, they won’t come for you? THINK AGAIN!!
Do your research here: www.learntherisk.org
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Per tutti i dipendenti pubblici che hanno votato si all’obbligo proponiamo che siano essi stessi per primi a riceverle, per dare il buon esempio
For all public employees who have voted, we propose that they be themselves first to receive them, to set a good example

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Medical professionals often show a distinct lack of humility. Is this really a bad thing?
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This dog was recently vaccinated. Be aware pet owners and parents. This outcome is not rare. 😥
“Since last Wednesday we have been heartbroken and struggling with trying to heal our puppy with still no resolution. We had taken our perfectly healthy German Shepherd puppy for his 2nd set puppy vaccines at (10 weeks) . Shortly after receiving the vaccine I noticed heaving breathing,foam on his face, over the next few days progressed into “chewing gum seizures.” We have taken him to 3 different vets and spent over $1,000.00 all test results have came back negative. We are sent home after paying all this money with no closure and have to watch our puppy still suffer. Leading me to believe that this is a vaccinne inflicted injury. Vets are trying to avoid stating that this is a reaction from the vaccine they adminstered to my puppy. We are reaching out to our family, friends, and community to support us with prayers. Any information you can share would be appreciated.”

Mike Rowe – The Way I Heard It
Morning!
#VaXism NEWS
#TrueStory Dr Ignaz Semmelweis
via Lindey Hughes Magee
What is it like to be absolutely certain that you’re correct about something important, but utterly, completely, totally, irreverently not believed? Who can identify?
The truth, though difficult to believe and a very dark place for some to go, is STILL the truth and that is:
Vaccines cause harm and death.
I so love Mike’s retelling of this story. This same complicit activity is playing out in pediatric clinics across the nation.
Many medical professionals choose to ignore rather than face the terrible truth. I get it…I know it can’t be easy to go there, but the cost of their self-importance and comfort (although illusionary) is far too great. It requires they dismiss and disrespect those who know the truth (the mothers they condemn, coerce and bully).
But the greatest crime of their willful ignorance and silence? It is costing children their very health and lives.

Honeysuckle: Nature’s Safe and Effective Flu Remedy, According To The Research

Dott. Mozzi: vaccini, morbillo, Charlie Gard, indebolimento collettivo, illusione del progresso
Dr… Hubs: vaccines, measles, Charlie Gard, collective weakening, illusion of progress

http://www.vaccinesrevealed.com/free/
“I met with a pediatrician today and she said she watched Vaccines Revealed and she was shocked. She said she looked up the research and it was all there. She said she doesn’t know how to continue her practice as is. She said, should she read the parents the vaccine inserts and let them choose or just cold turkey quit. I hugged her neck and thanked God for opening her eyes.” The free replay is right here . . . tinyurl.com/9Episodes
#RevolutionForChoice #InformedConsent #EducateBeforeYouVaccinate #VAXXED

Study – A two-phase study evaluating the relationship between Thimerosal-containing vaccine administration and the risk for an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in the United States
Results
In phase I, it was observed that there was a significantly increased risk ratio for the incidence of ASD reported following the Thimerosal-containing DTaP vaccine in comparison to the Thimerosal-free DTaP vaccine. In phase II, it was observed that cases diagnosed with an ASD were significantly more likely than controls to receive increased organic-Hg from Thimerosal-containing hepatitis B vaccine administered within the first, second, and sixth month of life.

Conclusions
Routine childhood vaccination is an important public health tool to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with infectious diseases, but the present study provides new epidemiological evidence supporting an association between increasing organic-Hg exposure from Thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines and the subsequent risk of an ASD diagnosis.

Did Vaccines Eradicate Diseases in the 20th Century?
Vaccines and Infectious Diseases
If you ask most doctors about infectious diseases in the 20th century they will tell you that vaccines eradicated them, end of story! This is a particularly touchy subject within the vaccine debate and when we look at the facts supporting this theory, it is actually more akin to a religious belief than scientific fact. Our health officials continue to tell the same scripted story, but the whole body of evidence suggests otherwise. One of the ways this part of the debate has been stifled is that we are not even allowed to suggest that there may be other reasons diseases were eradicated, without being labeled a quack or kook. This is quite astonishing when you realize that the data for such an assertion is so weak and really tells a different story. In part 8 we will drill down deeper into all the information surrounding infectious diseases in the 20th century and find out what really eradicated them.

Top Industries 1998 – 2017

Industry                                               Total
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $3,655,608,875
Insurance                                            $2,537,159,781

A staggering number of children are diagnosed with allergies, asthma, autism, and other autoimmune disorders.
Parents need answers and we need to talk.
We made this video to explain how vaccines can trigger or exacerbate autoimmune conditions. Please pass it on to anyone who might be looking to learn more.

Aluminum Dangers Uncovered in Documentary on “Mysterious Illness” Linked to Aluminum-Containing Vaccines
POSTED BY MERINDA TELLER, PH.D, MPH ON JUL 26, 2017 11:39:17 AM
Estimated 10,000 Victims and Industry Corruption Among Startling Revelations in “Injecting Aluminum”
In mid-July, France celebrated Bastille Day, the national holiday that commemorates the core values of the French Revolution, including liberty. Ironically, in the same month, the “on the move” administration of newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron passed a law that nearly quadruples the number of vaccines forced on French children, from three compulsory vaccines currently to eleven next year. According to a report in Newsweek, French Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn regrets the need for “coercion” but believes that “there are times when [it] is a good thing.”
Interestingly, a global survey conducted in late 2015 that investigated public attitudes toward vaccines found that France had the lowest level of confidence in vaccine safety across the 67 countries surveyed. Two-fifths (41%) of French respondents (versus a global average of 13%) disagreed that vaccines are safe. The incurious authors of the study, concerned only about the potential for “vaccine confidence crises,” failed to ask a crucial question: Why do so many French citizens have concerns about vaccine safety?

The State of Vaccine Confidence 2016: Global Insights Through a 67-Country Survey

Highlights
•Overall vaccine confidence is positive, though responses differ between countries.
•The European region has the lowest confidence in vaccine safety with France the least confident globally.
•Bangladesh, Ecuador, and Iran reported highest agreement that vaccines are important.
•Azerbaijan, Russia, and Italy reported most skepticism around vaccine importance.
•Education increases confidence in vaccine importance and effectiveness but not safety.

How the Government is Hiding Vaccine-Related Deaths
By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Vaccine scientists and the public health community cautiously and occasionally will admit that vaccines can cause adverse reactions just like “any other medication or biological product.” Although experts are less willing to openly disclose the fact that adverse reactions can and do include death, one has only to look at reports to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to see that mortality is a possible outcome. From 1990 through 2010, for example, VAERS received 1,881 reports of infant deaths following vaccination, representing 4.8% of the adverse events reported for infants over the 20-year period. Moreover, analysts acknowledge that VAERS, as a passive surveillance system, is subject to substantial underreporting. A federal government report from 2010 affirms that VAERS captures only about 1% of vaccine adverse reports.
On the international frontier, the public health community—with the World Health Organization (WHO) in the vanguard—previously used a six-category framework to investigate and categorize serious adverse events following immunization (AEFI), including death. Guided by this tool, public health teams examined temporal criteria and possible alternative explanations to determine whether the relationship of an AEFI to vaccine administration was “very likely/certain,” “probable,” “possible,” “unlikely,” “unrelated,” or “unclassifiable.”

Study – Assessment of causality of individual adverse events following immunization (AEFI): a WHO tool for global use.
Abstract
Serious illnesses or even deaths may rarely occur after childhood vaccinations. Public health programs are faced with great challenges to establish if the events presenting after the administration of a vaccine are due to other conditions, and hence a coincidental presentation, rather than caused by the administered vaccines. Given its priority, the Global Advisory Committee for Vaccine Safety (GACVS) commissioned a group of experts to review the previously published World Health Organization (WHO) Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) causality assessment methodology and aide-memoire, and to develop a standardized and user friendly tool to assist health care personnel in the processing and interpretation of data on individual events, and to assess the causality after AEFIs. We describe a tool developed for causality assessment of individual AEFIs that includes: (a) an eligibility component for the assessment that reviews the diagnosis associated with the event and identifies the administered vaccines; (b) a checklist that systematically guides users to gather available information to feed a decision algorithm; and (c) a decision support algorithm that assists the assessors to come to a classification of the individual AEFI. Final classification generated by the process includes four categories in which the event is either: (1) consistent; (2) inconsistent; or (3) indeterminate with respect of causal association; or (4) unclassifiable. Subcategories are identified to assist assessors in resulting public health decisions that can be used for action. This proposed tool should support the classification of AEFI cases in a standardized, transparent manner and to collect essential information during AEFI investigation. The algorithm should provide countries and health officials at the global level with an instrument to respond to vaccine safety alerts, and support the education, research and policy decisions on immunization safety.

Study – Relative trends in hospitalizations and mortality among infants by the number of vaccine doses and age, based on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)1990-2010
Abstract
In this study, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database, 1990–2010, was investigated; cases that specified either hospitalization or death were identified among 38,801 reports of infants. Based on the types of vaccines reported, the actual number of vaccine doses administered, from 1 to 8, was summed for each case. Linear regression analysis of hospitalization rates as a function of (a) the number of reported vaccine doses and (b) patient age yielded a linear relationship with r 2 ¼ 0.91 and r 2 ¼ 0.95, respectively. The hospitalization rate increased linearly from 11.0% (107 of 969) for 2 doses to 23.5% (661 of 2817) for 8 doses and decreased linearly from 20.1% (154 of 765) for children aged <0.1 year to 10.7% (86 of 801) for children aged 0.9 year. The rate ratio (RR) of the mortality rate for 5–8 vaccine doses to 1–4 vaccine doses is 1.5 (95% confidence interval (CI), 1.4–1.7), indicating a statistically significant increase from 3.6% (95% CI, 3.2–3.9%) deaths associated with 1–4 vaccine doses to 5.5% (95% CI, 5.2–5.7%) associated with 5–8 vaccine doses. The male-to-female mortality RR was 1.4 (95% CI, 1.3–1.5). Our findings show a positive correlation between the number of vaccine doses administered and the percentage of hospitalizations and deaths. Since vaccines are given to millions of infants annually, it is imperative that health authorities have scientific data from synergistic toxicity studies on all combinations of vaccines that infants might receive. Finding ways to increase vaccine safety should be the highest priority.

Safety monitoring in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
Abstract
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conduct post-licensure vaccine safety monitoring using the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a spontaneous (or passive) reporting system. This means that after a vaccine is approved, CDC and FDA continue to monitor safety while it is distributed in the marketplace for use by collecting and analyzing spontaneous reports of adverse events that occur in persons following vaccination. Various methods and statistical techniques are used to analyze VAERS data, which CDC and FDA use to guide further safety evaluations and inform decisions around vaccine recommendations and regulatory action. VAERS data must be interpreted with caution due to the inherent limitations of passive surveillance. VAERS is primarily a safety signal detection and hypothesis generating system. Generally, VAERS data cannot be used to determine if a vaccine caused an adverse event. VAERS data interpreted alone or out of context can lead to erroneous conclusions about cause and effect as well as the risk of adverse events occurring following vaccination. CDC makes VAERS data available to the public and readily accessible online.
We describe fundamental vaccine safety concepts, provide an overview of VAERS for healthcare professionals who provide vaccinations and might want to report or better understand a vaccine adverse event, and explain how CDC and FDA analyze VAERS data. We also describe strengths and limitations, and address common misconceptions about VAERS. Information in this review will be helpful for healthcare professionals counseling patients, parents, and others on vaccine safety and benefit-risk balance of vaccination.

Study – Electronic Support for Public Health–Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (ESP:VAERS)
Methods:
Electronic medical records available from all ambulatory care encounters in a large multi-specialty practice were used. Every patient receiving a vaccine was automatically identified, and for the next 30 days, their health care diagnostic codes, laboratory tests, and medication prescriptions were evaluated for values suggestive of an adverse event.
Results:
Restructuring at CDC and consequent delays in terms of decision making have made it challenging despite best efforts to move forward with discussions regarding the evaluation of ESP:VAERS performance in a randomized trial and comparison of ESP:VAERS performance to existing VAERS and Vaccine Safety Datalink data. However, Preliminary data were collected and analyzed and this initiative has been presented at a number of national symposia.

Publication title
WHO – Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI): Causality Assessment
Publisher: World Health Organization

Vaccine Manufacturer Offering Doctors in Australia $25.000 To Boost Vaccination Rates
GPs are being offered $100,000 for the most innovative idea to improve vaccination rates in Australian communities where uptake is low.
Sanofi Pasteur is calling for submissions for immunisation providers to share their unique and replicable ideas to receive one of four $25,000 grants as part of the Vaxigrants program.

How a vaccine idea can win you $25,000
Sanofi Pasteur | 19 July, 2016
GPs are being offered $100,000 for the most innovative idea to improve vaccination rates in Australian communities where uptake is low. Sanofi Pasteur is calling for…

God Does Not Support Vaccines
Megan Heimer July 7, 2014
Christians, we need to talk. If you are not a Christian, this post is not for you. I still love you. I still accept you. I don’t know what you believe and I’m not trying to convince you to believe otherwise. People who practice other religions…sorry, I am not well versed in the art of your faith so you’ll find little help in this post. Nominal (“in name only”) Christians, this post isn’t for you either.
No judgment here, but I need to speak to my Jesus peeps. You see, there’s this little thing called a religious exemption, and it’s being threatened. A religious exemption is offered in 48 states and gives you the right to opt out of vaccinations if it is objectionable to your faith. And in case you’re wondering, God does not support vaccines, and it is objectionable to our faith.
If you’re a Christian you should care.
I’m not a fortune-teller (usually), but let me tell you what’s happening right under your nose. First, they’ll go after the philosophical exemption. It’s the easiest exemption to get and the easiest exemption to get rid of. Next, they’ll start infringing upon the religious exemption claiming things like, “religious objectors are not constitutionally exempt from vaccinations.” They’ll tell you (like in New York) that you can get a religious exemption but you’ll have to use the magic words and hope that the person who probably doesn’t believe in God and knows nothing about your faith is having a good day. In some states, health departments are making up lies that they are no longer allowed to pass out the exemption cards required to be on file with schools, banking on the hopes that they won’t be questioned.
Eventually, they’ll do away with the religious exemption all together like West Virginia and Mississippi already have. Your only recourse will be to homeschool. Finally, when enough people start homeschooling…they’ll come after you and your kids too. Most states already regulate homeschooling. Do you think they’re above adding a little vaccination requirement? Vaccine enthusiasts are already coming door to door in some areas. Thankfully, you can still shut the door in their face.
Yes, I know a recent ruling just went through in New York that enforced an already existing policy (one that actually exists in most states) that says a school can tell your kid to stay home when there’s an outbreak, even if they have a religious exemption. And I know, pro-vaccine advocates are getting “physician” guest bloggers who claim to be Christian to paraphrase a few Bible verses and tell you to get vaccines in the name of “loving your neighbor” and all that.
Then there’s the propaganda by religious leaders geared towards people like us. If your pastor says it’s okay … then it must be okay right? No … because your pastor isn’t Jesus and probably hasn’t read the vaccine inserts or additives list. And, he was probably told that God loves children who get measles more than vaccine-injured children. Chances are though, like many Christians, he hasn’t even thought about it.
Oh, but it gets worse. There’s also the “extreme crazy Christian” angle, which is how people (even some Christians) who vaccinate like to portray Christians who don’t. You know, the “God gave me an immune system so I’m just going to “faith-heal myself well” and He will protect me while I roll around in polio.” This is certainly within God’s power; but guys, we can do so much better.

DO NO HARM FILM – Exposing the Hippocratic Hoax – FINAL DAYS
Doctors who take an oath to save lives are taking their own at an alarming rate, trapped in a toxic system that threatens ALL patients.
SUMMARY OF FILM:
A significant truth exposed by this film is that poor treatment of our doctors puts us ALL at risk. Marathon work hours lead to sleep deprivation which in turn increases the incidence of medical mistakes.
DO NO HARM examines the root causes of the epidemic and casts a spotlight on a broken system which has been harming our healers and through extension, harming us all. It examines intimate stories of suicidal doctors and grieving families who’ve suffered the ultimate loss. Their words are stark, honest, and compelling, and serve as a heartfelt backdrop to commentary and analysis by best-selling authors and educators who reveal the flawed culture underlying this epidemic. The film meets with leaders of the ACGME, AAMC, and AMA and engages them about the complicated issues underlying the overall system, and what their organizations can better do to protect our doctors and by doing that, protect our patients, and our society – all of us. Thanks for reading.
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DO NO HARM won the prestigious 2016 Roy W. Dean Grant for feature film documentary. It was cited for its importance of concept and its vision. The decision was unanimous.

Macquarie peeps #vaxxed #truth #science #praybig #Australia

When Dogma Destroys Deduction: Retinal Bleeding, Shaken Baby Syndrome and Vaccines
Posted on July 12, 2017
By Jim Meehan, Natural Blaze
My name is Jim Meehan, MD. I am an ophthalmologist and former associate editor of the Journal of Ocular Immunology and Inflammation. During my work with the journal I reviewed two papers seeking publication of research reporting an association between the MMR vaccine and retinal vasculitis in children. The research framed a compelling case for the association of recent vaccination with Merck’s MMR vaccine and a type of bleeding in the back of children’s eyes that to this day is considered a cardinal sign for traumatic child abuse.
Despite my support for the publication of the research, I was not surprised when the papers were rejected.
Retinal hemorrhaging can be caused by a vasculitic reaction, an inflammatory reaction in the blood vessels of the retina. The inflammation can be so pronounced that it results in leaking and bleeding of the blood vessels of the retina. This bleeding can be seen on funduscopic examination of the retina (the back of the eye). The pattern of bleeding can appear as “dot-blot hemorrhages,” which, when it’s seen in a child, is taught to be pathognomonic, or a cardinal sign, of child abuse, called Shaken-Baby-Syndrome (SBS). Interestingly, I don’t recall ever being taught to consider adult abuse when I see it in a patient with similar retinal findings. No, in an adult the most common causes are diabetes mellitus, hypertension, vascular occlusive disease, or autoimmune disease.
Nevertheless, there is a large body of compelling ophthalmologic research that supports retinal hemorrhages in a child as a cardinal sign of abuse. Believe me, I’ve read and considered all of it. There’s just this gnawing doubt that we’ve missed something and made up a great story that seems to neatly explain everything. Accept for me and my experience it doesn’t. And like any good scientist I won’t consider the “science settled.”
I was in my ophthalmology residency training at the time I edited for the journal. At that time, I was still well indoctrinated in the medical orthodoxy of vaccines and vaccine safety. Nevertheless, personal experiences as a first year ophthalmology resident physician had made me skeptical of child abuse as the only possible cause of the retinal bleeding in the babies brought to the ER by their parents.
When Dogma Destroys Deduction: Retinal Bleeding, Shaken Baby Syndrome and #Vaccines – #Vaccination #vaccineswork https://t.co/9Ozbijs7ap

Torino prosecutor opens investigation over “suspect substances” from the Hexa vaccine
Torino, vaccini: procura apre un’inchiesta dopo l’esposto del Codacons
L’associazione dei consumatori chiede che si faccia chiarezza sulle combinazioni sulle vaccinazioni esavalenti
La Procura di Torino ha aperto un’inchiesta sui vaccini messi in commercio in Italia in seguito a un esposto inviato dal Codacons. L’associazione dei consumatori chiede di fare chiarezza sul vaccino esavalente e sugli effetti della combinazione di 6 vaccinazioni per la salute umana.
Al centro dell’esposto del Codacons “c’è uno studio scientifico pubblicato a gennaio dall’International Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination e condotto da due specialisti in nanotecnologie, Antonietta Gatti e Stefano Montanari – spiega l’associazione – che hanno analizzato i vaccini esavalenti della Glaxo rilevando una contaminazione da micro e nanoparticelle”.

Procuratura din Torino anchetează „substanțe suspecte” din vaccinul hexavalent

300 pages of study abstracts culled directly from the National Library of Medicine’s pubmed.gov

GreenMedInfo.com has painstakingly collected over 300 pages of study abstracts culled directly from the National Library of Medicine’s pubmed.gov bibliographic database on the wide-ranging adverse health effects linked to vaccines in the today’s schedule (over 200 distinct adverse effects, including death), as well as numerous studies related to vaccine contamination, and vaccine failure in highly vaccine compliant populations.
1. Hepatitis B Vaccination of Male Neonates and Autism Annals of Epidemiology, September 2009 CM Gallagher, MS Goodman, Stony Brook University Medical CenterBoys vaccinated as neonates had threefold greater odds for autism diagnosis compared to boys never vaccinated or vaccinated after the first month of life.
2. Porphyrinuria in childhood autistic disorder: Implications for environmental toxicity Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 2006 Robert Natafa, et al, Laboratoire Philippe Auguste, Paris, France These data implicate environmental toxicity in childhood autistic disorder.
3. Theoretical aspects of autism: Causes—A review Journal of Immunotoxicology, January-March 2011 Helen V. Ratajczak, PhD Autism could result from more than one cause, with different manifestations in different individuals that share common symptoms. Documented causes of autism include genetic mutations and/or deletions, viral infections, and encephalitis following vaccination.
4. Uncoupling of ATP-mediated Calcium Signaling and Dysregulated IL-6 Secretion in Dendritic Cells by Nanomolar Thimerosal Environmental Health Perspectives, July 2006. Samuel R. Goth, Ruth A. Chu Jeffrey P. Gregg This study demonstrates that very low-levels of Thimerosal can contribute to immune system disregulation.
5. Gender-selective toxicity of thimerosal Exp Toxicol Pathol. 2009 Mar;61(2):133-6. Epub 2008 Sep 3. Branch DR, Departments of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto A recent report shows a correlation of the historical use of thimerosal in therapeutic immunizations with the subsequent development of autism; however, this association remains controversial. Autism occurs approximately four times more frequently in males compared to females; thus, studies of thimerosal toxicity should take into consideration gender-selective effects. The present study was originally undertaken to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of thimersosal in male and female CD1 mice. However, during the limited MTD studies, it became apparent that thimerosal has a differential MTD that depends on whether the mouse is male or female.
6. Comparison of Blood and Brain Mercury Levels in Infant monkeys exposed to Vaccines Containing Thimerosal Environmental Health Perspectives, Aug 2005. Thomas Burbacher, PhD, University of Washington This study demonstrates clearly and unequivocally that ethyl mercury, the kind of mercury found in vaccines, not only ends up in the brain, but leaves double the amount of inorganic mercury as methyl mercury, the kind of mercury found in fish. This work is groundbreaking because little is known about ethyl mercury, and many health authorities have asserted that the mercury found in vaccines is the “safe kind.” This study also delivers a strong rebuke of the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation in 2004 to no longer pursue the mercury-autism connection.
7. Increases in the number of reactive glia in the visual cortex of Macaca fascicularis following subclinical long-term methyl mercury exposure Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 1994 Charleston JS et al, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Washington The identities of the reactive glial cells and the implications for the long-term function and survivability of the neurons due to changes in the glial population following subclinical long-term exposure to mercury are discussed.
8. Neuroglial Activation and Neuroinflammation in the Brain of Patients with Autism Annals of Neurology, Feb 2005. Diana L. Vargas, MD [Johns Hopkins University] This study, performed independently and using a different methodology than Dr. Herbert (see above) reached the same conclusion: the brains of autistic children are suffering from inflammation.
9. Autism: A Brain Disorder, or a Disorder That Affects the Brain? Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 2005 Martha R. Herbert M.D., Ph.D., Harvard University Autism is defined behaviorally, as a syndrome of abnormalities involving language, social reciprocity and hyperfocus or reduced behavioral flexibility. It is clearly heterogeneous, and it can be accompanied by unusual talents as well as by impairments, but its underlying biological and genetic basis in unknown. Autism has been modeled as a brain-based, strongly genetic disorder, but emerging findings and hypotheses support a broader model of the condition as a genetically influenced and systemic.
10. Activation of Methionine Synthase by Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 and Dopamine: a Target for Neurodevelopmental Toxins and Thimerosal  Molecular Psychiatry, July 2004. Richard C. Deth, PhD [Northeastern University] This study demonstrates how Thimerosal inhibits methylation, a central driver of cellular communication and development.
11. Validation of the Phenomenon of Autistic Regression Using Home Videotapes Archives of General Psychiatry, 2005 Emily Werner, PhD; Geraldine Dawson, PhD, University of WashingtonConclusion This study validates the existence of early autistic regression.
12. Blood Levels of Mercury Are Related to Diagnosis of Autism: A Reanalysis of an Important Data Set Journal of Child Neurology, 2007 M. Catherine DeSoto, PhD, Robert T. Hitlan, PhD -Department of Psychology, University of Northern Iowa Excerpt: “We have reanalyzed the data set originally reported by Ip et al. in 2004 and have found that the original p value was in error and that a significant relation does exist between the blood levels of mercury and diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. Moreover, the hair sample analysis results offer some support for the idea that persons with autism may be less efficient and more variable at eliminating mercury from the blood.”
13. Developmental Regression and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in a Child With Autism Journal of Child Neurology, February 2006 Jon S. Poling, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital Excerpt: “Children who have (mitochondrial-related) dysfunctional cellular energy metabolism might be more prone to undergo autistic regression between 18 and 30 months of age if they also have infections or immunizations at the same time.”
14. Oxidative Stress in Autism: Elevated Cerebellar 3-nitrotyrosine Levels American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2008 Elizabeth M. Sajdel-Sulkowska, – Dept of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Excerpt: The preliminary data suggest a need for more extensive studies of oxidative stress, its relationship to the environmental factors and its possible attenuation by antioxidants in autism.”
15. Large Brains in Autism: The Challenge of Pervasive Abnormality The Neuroscientist, 2005. Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, Harvard University This study helps refute the notion that the brains of autistic children are simply wired differently and notes, “neuroinflammation appears to be present in autistic brain tissue from childhood through adulthood.” Dr. Herbert suggests that chronic disease or an external environmental source (like heavy metals) may be causing the inflammation.
16. Evidence of Toxicity, Oxidative Stress, and Neuronal Insult in Autism Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Nov-Dec 2006. Janet Kern, Anne Jones, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center “This article discusses the evidence for the case that some children with autism may become autistic from neuronal cell death or brain damage sometime after birth as result of insult; and addresses the hypotheses that toxicity and oxidative stress may be a cause of neuronal insult in autism… the article discusses what may be happening over the course of development and the multiple factors that may interplay and make these children more vulnerable to toxicity, oxidative stress, and neuronal insult.”
17. Oxidative Stress in Autism Pathophysiology, 2006. Abha Chauhan, Ved Chauhan This study provides a helpful overview of the growing evidence supporting the link between oxidative stress and autism.
18. Thimerosal Neurotoxicity is Associated with Glutathione Depletion: Protection with Glutathione Precursors Neurotoxicology, Jan 2005. S. Jill James, PhD, University of Arkansas This recent study demonstrates that Thimerosal lowers or inhibits the body’s ability to produce Glutathione, an antioxidant and the body’s primary cellular-level defense against mercury.
19. Aluminum adjuvant linked to gulf war illness induces motor neuron death in mice Neuromolecular Medicine, 2007 Christopher Shaw, Ph.D., Department of Ophthalmology and Program in Neuroscience, University of British Columbia This study demonstrates the extreme toxicity of the aluminum adjuvant used as a preservative in vaccines.
20. Environmental mercury release, special education rates, and autism disorder: an ecological study of Texas Health & Place, 2006 Raymond F. Palmer, University of Texas Health Science Center This study demonstrated the correlation between environmental mercury and autism rates in Texas.
21. Autism Spectrum Disorders in Relation to Distribution of Hazardous Air Pollutants in the SF Bay Area Environmental Health Perspectives, September, 2006 Gayle Windham, Div. of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, California Department of Health Services Excerpt: “Our results suggest a potential association between autism and estimated metal concentrations, and possibly solvents, in ambient air around the birth residence.”
22. A Case Series of Children with Apparent Mercury Toxic Encephalopathies Manifesting with Clinical Symptoms of Regressive Autistic Disorder Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 2007 David A. Geier, Mark R. Geier This study reviewed the case histories and medical profiles of nine autistic children and concluded that eight of the nine children were mercury toxic and this toxicity manifested itself in a manner consistent with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
23. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and blood mercury level: a case-control study in chinese children Neuropediatrics, August 2006 – P.R. Kong Excerpt: “There was significant difference in blood mercury levels between cases and controls, which persists after adjustment for age, gender and parental occupational status. The geometric mean blood mercury level was also significantly higher in children with inattentive and combined subtypes of ADHD. High blood mercury level was associated with ADHD. Whether the relationship is causal requires further studies.”
24. The Changing Prevalence of Autism In California Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, April 2003 Mark F. Blaxill, David S. Baskin, and Walter O. Spitzer This study helps to refute the supposition made by some researchers that autism’s epidemic may only be due to “diagnostic substitution”.
25. Mitochondrial Energy-Deficient Endophenotype in Autism American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2008 J. Jay Gargus and Faiqa Imtiaz, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, “While evidence points to a multigenic etiology of most autism, the pathophysiology of the disorder has yet to be defined and the underlying genes and biochemical pathways they subserve remain unknown.”
26. Bridging from Cells to Cognition in Autism Pathophysiology: Biological Pathways to Defective Brain Function and Plasticity American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2008 Matthew P. Anderson, Brian S. Hooker and Martha R. Herbert, Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center “We review evidence to support a model where the disease process underlying autism may begin when an in utero or early postnatal environmental, infectious, seizure, or autoimmune insult triggers an immune response that increases reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in the brain that leads to DNA damage (nuclear and mitochondrial) and metabolic enzyme blockade and that these inflammatory and oxidative stressors persist beyond early development (with potential further exacerbations), producing ongoing functional consequences.”
27. Heavy-Metal Toxicity—With Emphasis on Mercury John Neustadt, ND, and Steve Pieczenik, MD, PhD Conclusion: Metals are ubiquitous in our environment, and exposure to them is inevitable. However, not all people accumulate toxic levels of metals or exhibit symptoms of metal toxicity, suggesting that genetics play a role in their potential to damage health.
28. Evidence of Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism and Implications for Treatment American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology Daniel A. Rossignol, J. Jeffrey Bradstreet MtD and oxidative stress may also explain the high male to female ratio found in autism due to increased male vulnerability to these dysfunctions.
29. Proximity to point sources of environmental mercury release as a predictor of autism prevalence
Health & Place, 2008 Raymond F. Palmer et al, University of Texas Health Science Center This study should be viewed as hypothesis-generating – a first step in examining the potential role of environmental mercury and childhood developmental disorders. Nothing is known about specific exposure routes, dosage, timing, and individual susceptibility. We suspect that persistent low-dose exposures to various environmental toxicants, including mercury, that occur during critical windows of neural development among genetically susceptible children (with a diminished capacity for metabolizing accumulated toxicants) may increase the risk for developmental disorders such as autism.
30. Epidemiology of autism spectrum disorder in Portugal: prevalence, clinical characterization, and medical conditions Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2007 Guiomar Oliveira MD PhD et al, Centro de Desenvolvimento da Criança, Hospital Pediátrico de Coimbra; Assunção Ataíde BSc, Direcção Regional de Educação do Centro Coimbra; The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and identify its clinical characterization, and medical conditions in a paediatric population in Portugal.