by Lisa Garber
December 18, 2012

from NaturalSociety Website





The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a World Health Organization (WHO) committee agreed that thimerosal, a vaccine preservative that contains mercury, should not be banned by the United Nations, even though it has been frowned upon in the United States.


Rewind to 1999, however, and you would find the AAP asking for thimerosal’s removal from vaccines in the United States, due to the danger of youths being injected with too much mercury.


And there was less evidence then as there is now that these vaccines could contribute to the development of autism and other neurodevelopmental problems.


In a curious turn of events, however, the AAP agreed this month with the WHO commission when it advocated the use of thimerosal in vaccines to treat children around the world.

“It was absolutely a matter of precaution because of the absence of more information,” says Columbia University’s Dr. Louis Cooper, then AAP board of directors.


“Subsequently an awful lot of effort has been put into trying to sort out whether thimerosal causes any harm to kids, and the bottom line is basically, it doesn’t look as if it does.”

A 2004 safety review by the US Institute of Medicine would come to the same conclusion, as does a 2010 assessment by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).





Dangers of Thimerosal and Vaccines


Thimerosal, however, is approximately 50 percent mercury. For every child and every dose, 62.5 ug of mercury comes with a vaccination against hepatitis B or MMR.


According to the Federal Environmental Protection Guidelines, that’s 100 times the “safe” dose.


Vaccines also have a spotted history and questionable efficacy. An increasing number of people are shunning the injections despite pressure from their places of employment.


According to findings by Dr. Danuta Skowronski of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, the flu shot actually worsens H1N1 symptoms.


Just a few of the studies implicating vaccines in contributing to leukemia and lymphoma include:

  • Bichel, Post-vaccinial Lymphadenitis Developing into Hodgkin’s Disease, Acta Med Scand, 1976, Vol 199, p523-525.

  • Stewart, AM, et al, Aetiology of Childhood Leukaemia, Lancet, 16 Oct, 1965, 2:789-790. [Listed under Vaccine Adverse Reactions.]

  • Glathe, H et al, Evidence of Tumorigenic Activity of Candidate Cell Substrate in Vaccine Production by the Use of Anti-Lymphocyte Serum¯, Development Biol Std, 1977, 34:145-148.

These are, admittedly, older studies.


While many have been conducted since, a highly profitable industry has also been built around vaccines, rendering many studies heavily biased and unreliable. What’s more, thimerosal isn’t the only harmful additive.


Formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen, is another “preservative” found in vaccines.





Short-Sighted Humanitarian Efforts, Profits for Big Pharma


The AAP argues, however, that while thimerosal should remain sparse in American children, those abroad without access to vaccines should not get the same treatment.


If we are to take AAP and the WHO committee’s endorsements at face value, their intentions seem good. Children in impoverished regions of the world are sickened with avoidable diseases, and they argue that vaccines might prevent the illness.


Because researchers suggest that it would cost up to five times as much for developing areas to produce vaccines without thimerosal as it would developed areas, shipping mercury-laden vaccines to developing areas seems like a humanitarian effort.

“We need this exception,” says Dr. Walter Orenstein, a member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, “because thimerosal is so vital for protecting children.”

We get that, but it doesn’t make the move clean.


The effectiveness - never mind the side effects - of vaccines remain hotly debated. Instead of making money off of vaccines, the WHO and UN might think on the physical and fiscal benefits people in impoverished areas might meet with a healthy diet of locally grown organic produce (instead of, say, GMOs courtesy of Bill Gates).


Besides, the producers of vaccines like GlaxoSmithKline over at Big Pharma are not our friends, as evidenced in what qualifies as nothing short of the murder of 14 infants in experimental trials of their products.


Everyone should agree, for one reason or another, that more research deserves to be conducted by independent bodies on not only vaccinations and alternative additives, but also in disease prevention on a daily scale, such as through a healthy diet and sanitation efforts.


If not, at the end of the day, we know who comes out the loser in this misguided crusade, and who gets to take home the bags of money.





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Pediatricians Want to Keep Thimerosal in Vaccines...

Despite Health Risks
by Susanne Posel
December 18, 2012

from OccupyCorporatism Website






The American Academy of Pediatrics (APP) has released a statement in favor of Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative that is detrimental to the health of everyone who is vaccinated.


The World Health Organization (WHO) and the APP are collaborating to say that Thimerosal should not be banned as an ingredient in vaccines in the US as well as a proposed banning of the toxin coming from the United Nations.


Dr. Louis Cooper from Columbia University states that research shows that Thimerosal does cause harm to children.


In 2004, the US Institute of Medicine conducted a safety review that found no evidence was viable to state that Thimerosal is connected to the soaring incidents of autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concurred with this finding in a study released in 2010.

Thimerosal is ethyl mercury that has dramatic toxic effects against the health of the human body. The UN Environmental Program (UNEP) has listed mercury as a global health hazard.


The UNEP would like to see a treaty that protects against Thimerosal be created.


The Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs have provided the UNEP with researched evidence that outlines without dispute that Thimerosal is dangerous to the human body from exposure in vaccines and dental fillings that contain mercury-based silver amalgam.


With this research, the UNEP has a plan to phase out Thimerosal because of its attachment to neurological disorders, autism and other health disorders.


WHO stated earlier this year that they would consider replacing Thimerosal, before completely changing their minds and supporting the use of this mercury-based preservative which is known to be highly toxic. This would save 84 million children in under-developed nations that are exposed to Thimerosal through vaccine initiatives propagated by the UN and WHO.


Dr. Walter Orenstein, associate director of the Emony Vaccine Center at Emony University decries that in nearly 2 decades of research there is no conclusive,

“evidence of significant harm... from use of thimerosal in vaccines.”

The EVC is affiliated with other interested groups that would benefit from keeping a mercury-based preservative in vaccines such as:

  • CDC

  • AVAC, funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • National Institutes of Health

Orestein asserts:

“Reducing mercury exposure is a wonderful thing. [However], we need this exception because thimerosal is so vital for protecting children.”

Propaganda studies have suggested that children of mothers who had two or more instances of flu had a doubled-risk of being diagnosed with autism prior to the age of 3; as well as simply having a fever.


Also attributed to the development of autism in children were the uses of a pharmaceutical grade anti-biotic during pregnancy.


This study gives governmental agencies like the CDC an excuse to disregard scientific data correlating autism to the use of mercury-based preservatives like Thimerosal to the onset of autism. Other alarmist researchers claim these findings are “noteworthy” because of the extensive range of mother and children interviewed. The fact that the conclusions are bogus does not register with these so-called experts.


In 1997, a study which proved the link between autism and vaccines was irgnored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and suppressed by the CDC.

Laura Hewitson, Ph.D. and lead researcher, studied macaque monkeys that were given the exact same MMR vaccine as children in 1994-1999.


The results entitled “Influence of pediatric vaccines on amydgala growth and opioid ligand binding in rhesus macaque infants: A pilot study” were published in Acta Neurobiological Experiments in 2010.


This vaccine has the mercury based preservative Thimerosal.


Hewitson discovered that:

“Vaccine-exposed and saline-injected control infants [monkeys] underwent MRI and PET imaging at approximately 4 and 6 months of age, representing two specific timeframes within the vaccination schedule...


These results suggest that maturational changes in amygdala volume and the binding capacity of [11C]DPN in the amygdala was significantly altered in infant macaques receiving the vaccine schedule.”

The research paper documented that there were significant biological changes and altered behaviors that occurred in the vaccinated monkeys that were identical to children diagnosed with ASD (autism).


Sufferers of autism develop a broad spectrum of symptoms ranging from:

  • Mild social awkwardness

  • Asperger’s syndrome

  • Profound mental retardation

  • Debilitating repetitive behaviors

  • Inability to communicate

The unvaccinated monkey exhibited no changes or symptoms whatsoever.


In 2003, a study came out of Denmark that showed that when doctors stopped using vaccines that contained the mercury-based Thimerosal, the incidents of autism began to dramatically reduce. When the study was published by the CDC, the agency changed the findings to say that the removal of Thimerosal was actually the direct cause of the rising autism rates.


The authors of the study contacted the CDC, regarding their change without the express permission of the authors prior to publication. An investigation concluded that the editors of the Journal were coerced by the CDC to print the revised data.