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In May of 2004, Dr. Rashid Buttar, the toxicologist who had successfully treated his own son, testified before Congress. As the vice-chairman of the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicologists (ABCMT), Dr. Buttar was a practicing clinician held in high regard for his work in chelation with cancer and heart disease patients. Buttar's testimony sent shockwaves through the autism community. Titled, Autism: The Misdiagnosis of our Future Generations, Dr. Buttar implicated mercury with a level of clarity and insight beyond any previous public testimony. This, coupled with information that 19 of 31 autistic patients in a controlled trial using TD-DMPS chelation at his clinic had fully recovered, has created an enormous increase in the number of parents treating their autistic children with a focus on mercury removal. Like never before, there was the hope that autism was reversible.
Dr. Buttar's testimony was further validated by a number of studies released in 2004 and 2005 from courageous researchers demonstrating the clear relationship between Thimerosal and autism including Neurotoxic Effects of Postnatal Thimerosal are Mouse Strain Dependent; Thimerosal Neurotoxicity is Associated With Glutathione Depletion: Protection with Glutathione Precursors; and Activation of Methionine Synthase by Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 and Dopamine: a Target for Neurodevelopmental Toxins and Thimerosal.
In September 2004, Congressman Burton convened a hearing titled, "Truth Revealed: New Scientific Discoveries Regarding Mercury in Medicine and Autism," that featured many prominent scientists and doctors testifying on the clear link between Mercury and Autism. Complete transcripts of the testimony can be found here.
Truth: Clarity and A Cure
Since Dr. Buttar's testimony, Congressman Burton's September 2004 hearing, and the culmination of many years of growing scientific evidence, many DAN! Doctors have adopted Dr. Buttar's treatment protocol and are replicating his results with their patients. Congressman Burton's grandson is also being treated with TD-DMPS.
Generation Rescue salutes the many heroes who have forged the trail to understanding mercury as the cause for "autism" and other related neurodevelopmental disorders. We, too, at Generation Rescue believe that the evidence is clear and compelling. Autism is nothing more than mercury poisoning. Treatment of a child focuses on removing the mercury from the body. Removing mercury from the body will result in significant improvement, if not complete resolution, of "autistic symptoms." Autism is reversible!
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