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Dan­gers of Vac­cine Preser­v­a­tives Revealed

For decades, half of all child­hood vac­cines con­tained a chem­i­cal preser­v­a­tive called Thimerosal. Thimerosal is made from mer­cury, one of the most poi­so­nous sub­stances on Earth. Recently two inves­tiga­tive sto­ries from WFAA a tele­vi­sion sta­tion from­Click to return to the home page Dal­las — Fort Worth Texas, reported that gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tors and some phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies knew of the dan­gers, but never told the pub­lic. The reports dated 5-​21-​2002 and 6-​20-​2002 high­lighted the issue and sug­gested that chil­dren were harmed need­lessly for decades.

The WFAA report stated that before the 1990s, 1 in 10,000 chil­dren were diag­nosed with autism. But in the past decade, as the gov­ern­ment has increased the num­ber of manda­tory vac­cines, some recent stud­ies sug­gest the rate of autism has risen to 1 in about 250 chil­dren. One of the sto­ries high­lighted the story of Jac Counter who was born nor­mal and after numer­ous vac­ci­na­tions became autis­tic. Upon test­ing it was found that the lev­els of mer­cury in his sys­tem were, “off the chart”. His father, father Joe Counter said, “It’s not that any one shot (did it).” “The Thimerosal or the mer­cury in one of my son’s vac­ci­na­tions — well, he didn’t get one shot, he got 30 shots or what­ever, or how­ever many he got. And it was the cumu­la­tive effect that, at some point, his body said, ‘Stop it, I can’t take this any more.’”

In response to this and other reports of such prob­lems, Con­gress­man Dan Bur­ton, Chair­man of the Com­mit­tee on Gov­ern­ment Reform ini­ti­ated a con­gres­sional hear­ing into this sub­ject and issued a state­ment called “The Sta­tus of Research into Vac­cine Safety and Autism.” In his June 19, 2002 paper he stated, “I might have been like many of the offi­cials within the pub­lic health com­mu­nity deny­ing a con­nec­tion — had I not wit­nessed this tragedy in my own fam­ily. I might not have believed the reports from par­ents like Scott and Laura Bono, Jeff Sell, Jeff and Shelly Segal, and Gin­ger Brown, who came to me with pic­tures, videos and med­ical records. I might have been like so many pedi­a­tri­cians who dis­counted the cor­re­la­tion between vac­ci­na­tion and the onset of fever, cry­ing, and behav­ioral changes. Because both of my grand­chil­dren suf­fered adverse reac­tions to vac­cines, I could not ignore the parent’s plea for help. I could not ignore their evi­dence.” He went on to recall his per­sonal expe­ri­ences by say­ing, “My only grand­son became autis­tic right before my eyes shortly after receiv­ing his fed­er­ally rec­om­mended and state-​mandated vac­cines. With­out a full expla­na­tion of what was in the shots being given, my talk­a­tive, play­ful, out­go­ing healthy grand­son Chris­t­ian was sub­jected to very high lev­els of mer­cury through his vac­cines. He also received the MMR vac­cine. Within a few days he was show­ing signs of autism.”

On of the most heated parts of the con­gres­sional hear­ing came when Con­gress­man Bur­ton was ques­tion­ing the gov­ern­ment health offi­cials about what they knew of the dan­gers and when. “You mean to tell me that since 1929, we’ve been using Thimerosal,” Con­gress­man Dan Bur­ton (R-​Indiana) said to the offi­cials, “and the only test that you know of is from 1929, and every one of those peo­ple had menin­gi­tis, and they all died?” As a result Bur­ton has pro­posed bring­ing crim­i­nal charges if it’s proven the gov­ern­ment agen­cies were involved in a cover-​up. “Look, I don’t think it makes any dif­fer­ence whether it’s a pri­vate com­pany or a gov­ern­ment agency,” Bur­ton said. “If they know they’re harm­ing some­body and they con­tinue to let it hap­pen, then they should be held accountable.”

The WFAA story went on to report on Dr. Jane Siegel, a pro­fes­sor of pedi­atrics at UT South­west­ern in Dal­las. The report noted that for the past five years, Dr. Siegel sat on the gov­ern­ment vac­cine com­mit­tee that decides which vac­cines are manda­tory for chil­dren. Her com­ments were, “I believe there is no data thus far that’s been looked at to prove that there’s a con­nec­tion, that there’s a causative rela­tion­ship,” Siegel said. How­ever, the inves­tiga­tive team pro­vided a report that showed that just two years ago, the cen­tres for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion did con­duct a study, which showed that three-​month-​old babies exposed to just 63 micro­grams of mer­cury were two-​and-​a-​half times more likely to develop autism.

The story noted that “under pres­sure from the Amer­i­can Acad­emy of Pedi­atrics and the CDC, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies agreed to stop man­u­fac­tur­ing vac­cines con­tain­ing Thimerosal in March 2001. But while pro­duc­tion may have ceased, vac­cine vials already con­tain­ing Thimerosal were not recalled.”

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