Quote from BradleyRN
Of course there will never be an admission to this link, though they have phased out the use of Thimerosal. If there were truly no issue, why then would they halt it's use? :spin:
If it were truly an issue, why didn't rates of autism drop when thimerosal was removed from vaccines?
From WebMD: Thimerosal Down but Autism Rising
Removal of Mercury From Child Vaccines Fails to Halt Autism Increase
Jan. 7, 2008 -- Autism rates continue to go up despite removal of thimerosal, which contains a form of mercury, from nearly all child vaccines, California data show.
The finding adds to a growing body of evidence against the " thimerosal hypothesis." The hypothesis holds that vaccines using thimerosal as a preservative -- given to children or their mothers -- causes autism.
As a precautionary measure, by March 2001 thimerosal was removed (except for trace amounts) from all recommended infant vaccines. The only childhood vaccines that still contain more than trace amounts of thimerosal are multiple-dose vials of some flu vaccines.
An early look at data from California suggested that removal of thimerosal might have led to a decline in autism. But now an updated look at the data by the California Department of Public Health shows that there was no such decline.
"We are reassured that we found no link between routine childhood vaccination and increases in childhood autism in the data," California DPH Medical Officer Robert Schechter, MD, tells WebMD. "But the finding that there are increasing numbers of kids who need services is not reassuring. We support efforts to find preventable causes of autism."...
full article: http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/ne...-autism-rising