AAPS study, thimerosal

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Registered: 03-27-2003
AAPS study, thimerosal
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 12:26pm

Study: Childhood Vaccines Exceed Federal Guidelines for Mercury & Link with Neurological Disorders & Heart Disease in Children

Complete Ban Could Prevent Autism, Speech Disorders

>>>"In light of voluminous literature supporting the biologic mechanisms for mercury-induced adverse reactions, the presence of amounts of mercury in thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines exceeding Federal Safety Guidelines for the oral ingestion of mercury, and previous epidemiological studies showing adverse reactions to such vaccines, a causal relationship between thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines and neurodevelopment disorders and heart disease appears to be confirmed," <<<


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Registered: 03-28-2003
Wed, 04-02-2003 - 2:16pm
I read this newly released article and here are some excerpts from it that all parents should stop and think about!!

Regarding Thimerosal STILL being in our childrens vaccines....(Cut and pasted directly from the article)

We have recently reviewed the 2003 US

Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) and

found that some childhood vaccines still

contain thimerosal. DTaP manufactured by

Aventis Pasteur contains 25µg of mercury,

b (Hib) vaccine

manufactured by Wyeth contains 25 µg of

mercury, and pediatric hepatitis B vaccine

manufactured by Merck contains 12.5 µg of

mercury. In addition, influenza vaccine

that is recommended for an increasing

segment of the pediatric population in the

US also contains 25 µg of mercury.

Therefore, it is indeed possible that children

in the US in 2003 may be exposed to levels

of mercury from thimerosal contained in

their childhood vaccinations that are at a

higher level than at any time in the past.

Possible total childhood mercury in 2003 is

more than 300 µg.

Regarding the use of multiple vaccine combinations. (Which are becoming more and more common).....

Because of the data implicating

thimerosal levels with increasing rates of

autism, speech disorders, and heart disease,

it would seem prudent to completely

remove thimerosal from all childhood

vaccines immediately. The use of single-

dose vials would alleviate the need for any

preservative in the vaccines.

You can read the enitre article here: