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Fact #7 Due to the way most vaccines are administrated from "bolus" or multi-dose vials, it is possible that certain children received much higher levels of Thimerosal than a typical single dose.
A vaccine mixture containing Thimerosal usually comes in a 10-dose bolus vial. The nurse or doctor is instructed by label to "Shake vial vigorously before each use" and then inserts a syringe to the bolus vial and draws out a single dose. To be sure, there are times in a medical practice where clinicians are busy or rushed, and it is unlikely that vigorous shaking happens 100% of the time that vaccines are administered. If the vial is not shaken, the ethylmercury, which is a heavy metal, sinks to the bottom of the vial. This means that the final 1-2 doses or the first 1-2 doses, depending on how the bolus vial is emptied, could have considerably more Thimerosal than the average dose described on the label. It is possible that many of the children viewed as being "genetically susceptible" are actually the kids who received the first or final draws from an unshaken bolus vial. Keep in mind that the 25 micrograms of ethylmercury in a single dose could easily fit onto the head of a pin. It is unlikely that such a small amount could be evenly and reliably distributed in a multi-dose vial.
Fact #8 The epidemic of autism, Aspergers, PDD-NOS, ADHD, ADD, learning disabilities, food allergies, juvenile onset diabetes, and asthma exactly parallels the increase in ethlymercury administered through Thimerosal-containing vaccines beginning in 1990 and 1991.
Between 1992-2002, the Department of Education estimates that there has been a 714% increase in the number of autistic children. In the 1970s, autism was estimated to occur in 1 in 25,000 children. Between 1970 and 1990, that number increased to about 1 in 2,500. Today, the CDC acknowledges the number is about 1 in 166, even Eli Lilly says it's 1 in 150, and many believe it is closer to 1 in 125.
1 in 68 families in the United States now has an autistic child. The epidemic appears to have begun right around the time of the 246% increase in the amount of Thimerosal children received through vaccines.
Asperger's, PDD-NOS, ADHD, ADD, and many learning disabilities have all exploded in numbers as well and all exactly during this same time period. Here is a quote from Dr. Mark Geier, a world-renowned geneticist:
"This is from the Department of Education Data. In the middle 1970s the estimate of autism rate was 1 in 25,000. In the 80s it was 1 in 2,500. In the 90s it was about 1 in 250. Currently the estimate in the United States is about 1 in 150 and incidentally, that estimate is by Eli Lilly who makes thimerosal. This is an enormous rise. It's a meteoric rise, but worse than that, it's not limited to autism. Reading disorders are up 30 fold. Speech disorders are up - currently 1 in 8 children in the United States are in special education. You have to be six years old to be in special education so, we're all shaking to see what the next figure will be for the next 6 years and we already have some early indicators. It's going to come out between 1 in 6 and 1 in 5."
Fact #9  Ethlymercury, combined with certain other substances, produces what is known as "synergistic toxicity". Three known synergistic toxins of ethlymercury are antibiotics, aluminum, and testosterone.
Synergistic toxins are substances that enhance the toxicity of mercury. Many children diagnosed with autism have a history of multiple rounds of antibiotics for ear infections. Antibiotics are a synergistic toxin with mercury and also damage the gut flora of the intestine, which is one of the primary means the body uses to excrete mercury. A mother who receives antibiotics during pregnancy in combination with her own mercury body burden would create the same impact on the fetus. Aluminum is another toxic metal found in vaccines. The combination of aluminum means that toxicity goes from 1+1=2 to 1+1=60 or more. Testosterone accelerates mercury's toxicity and helps explain why approximately 80%-90% of the cases of autism are male. Here is Donald Miller, M.D. Professor of Surgery, University of Washington, discussing aluminum and synergistic toxicity:
"Another important factor with regard to mercury on the mind, which officials at the CDC, FDA and the professors in the IOM do not consider, is synergistic toxicity - mercury's enhanced effect when other poisons are present. A small dose of mercury that kills 1 in 100 rats and a dose of aluminum that will kill 1 in 100 rats, when combined have a striking effect: all the rats die. Doses of mercury that have a 1 percent mortality will have a 100 percent mortality rate if some aluminum is there. Vaccines contain aluminum."
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