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Fact #13 Mercury does widespread damage in the body and is likely to be causal to the increase in childhood food allergies, asthma, eczema, diabetes, chronic infections, and other auto-immune reactions.
Mercury causes widespread damage throughout the body including to the neuronal, gastro-intestinal, immune, hormonal, and detoxificaiton systems. Dr. Bernard Rimland, President of the Autism Research Institute, states:
"When the link between the use of unsafe, mercury-laden vaccines and autism, ADHD, asthma, allergies and diabetes becomes undeniable, mainstream medicine will be sporting a huge, self-inflicted and well-deserved black eye."
Fact #14  When a group of mice were given proportionate levels of Thimerosal that paralled the dosing and timing of The Universal Immunization Recommendations of the Centers For Disease Control, a certain subset of mice began to exhibit "Autistic" symptoms.
Dr. Mady Hornig, a doctor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, provided the following testimony before Congress:
"The premise of our research is that if mercury in vaccines creates risk for neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, genetic differences are likely to contribute to that risk. Earlier studies, however, did not use the form of mercury present in vaccines, known as thimerosal, and did not consider whether intramuscular, repetitive administration during early postnatal development, when the brain and immune systems are still maturing, might intensify toxicity. Our predictions were confirmed. Using thimerosal dosages and timing that approximated the childhood immunization schedule, our model of postnatal thimerosal neurotoxicity demonstrated that the genes in mice that predict mercury-related immunotoxicity also predicted nuerodevelopmental damage. Features reminiscent of those observed in autism occurred in the mice of the genetically sensitive strain."
Fact #15  There is no medical record of autism before Thimerosal's introduction in the 1930s. Before World War II, when Thimerosal was only used in the U.S., autism was considered an "American Disease."
As Donald Miller, M.D., Professor of Surgery, University of Washington states:
"Autism was discovered in 1943, in American children, twelve years after ethylmercury (thimerosal) was added to the pertussis vaccine." (The disease was not seen in Europe until the 1950s, after thimerosal was added to vaccines there.)
Fact #16  Autism epidemics have begun in other countries and the timing of those epidemics parallel the introduction of universal vaccination programs with Thimerosal-containing vaccines.
Here is a quite from Evidence Of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy, a new book by New York Times contributing writer David Kirby:
"Autism has rarely been reported outside of industrialized countries, at least until recent years. A good example is China, where companies such as Merck and Glaxo-SmithKline have begun an aggressive pediatric marketing campaign, selling millions of dollars in vaccines to the Communist Government, including pediatric hepatitis B, DTP, HiB, MMR and others. On August 11, 2004, the official Chinese news agency, Xinhua, reported that children suffering with autism in that country had suddenly and unexpectedly skyrocketed. In a few short years, the number of reported cases jumped from nearly nothing to some 1.8 million children in 2004. One researcher "estimated that the number of Chinese children with autism was growing at an annual rate of 20 percent, even higher than the world average of 14 percent," the news agency reported. Other increases in autism cases are currently being reported in such far-flung countries as Indonesia, Argentina, India and Nigeria. If thimerosal is one day proven to be a contributing factor to autism, and if U.S.-made vaccines containing the preservative are now being supplied to infants the world over, the scope of this potential tragedy becomes almost unthinkable."
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