January 2014 – An ebullient press release from Chile has announced that a new law regulating the use of the mercury containing preservative thimerosal in vaccines has been unanimously approved by the Congress. Thimerosal will be banned from all vaccines for the most vulnerable segments of the population (children 0-8 years of age, pregnant women, and adults over 60 years of age). The new law eliminates mercury from nearly all vaccines and is the culmination of a successful legislative process that “brought all political parties together to the conclusion that our population has to be protected.” The Coalition for Mercury Free Drugs (CoMeD) assisted in preparing the reports on mercury toxicity that were instrumental in passing this historic legislation. CoMeD’s mission is to reduce the mercury-exposure risks, for the unborn, infants, children, adolescents and adults, from all mercury-containing medical products to which they are, or may be, exposed.
Chile is the first country to pass legislation banning the use of mercury in vaccines for use in young children and pregnant women. Bravely, Chile is bucking the international mercury treaty ratified only a year ago by 140 nations. While the treaty aims to reduce and eventually eliminate mercury compounds altogether from polluting industries, such as gold mining and fossil fuel plants, and many common household products, it unfortunately exempts thimerosal containing vaccines (TCVs). This exemption will allow the continued worldwide distribution and injection of TCVs. Intense lobbying on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry, government agencies, medical trade unions like the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the World Health Organization (WHO) during treaty negotiations has insured that hundreds of millions of child-bearing women, newborns and small children will be increasingly poisoned by TCVs.
Ironically, as Chile enacts a bold new law banning mercury containing vaccines, the release of a previously suppressed study on the damaging health effects of mercury in vaccines is creating new waves in North America.
Health officials in the U.S. and Canada have adamantly denied a link between the large increase in neurodevelopmental disorders starting in the 1980s when an expanded vaccine schedule increased the amount of TCVs injected into babies. When public outcry demanded the removal of mercury in vaccines forcing regulators to reduce mercury content in vaccines, TCVs remained on doctors shelves until they were used up, and trace amounts still remain in some vaccines today. Children and pregnant women are still injected with influenza vaccines that contain the neurotoxic mercury based preservative, thimerosal.
For many years, U.S. and Canadian health officials have succeeded in suppressing evidence of the hazards of TCVs because a key paper, written in 2000 by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been hidden from the public until now. The study documented statistically significant adverse health hazards associated with exposure to the mercury-based preservative thimerosal.
Rather than release the original paper, the CDC chose to cover up the findings by subjecting the study to numerous manipulations in order to dilute the damning data. The now infamous “secret” Simpsonwood meeting between government health officials and industry leaders documents the plot hatched to alter the incriminating findings. The altered and reworked data succeeded in nullifying the findings, and was then used by health officials to deny the neurodevelopmental risks associated with TCVs. Neurosurgeon, Dr. Russell Blaylock has written at length about it. Now thanks to oversight requests by the U.S. Congress, the original study has been released.
A press release from SafeMinds discusses the significance of this data. Since 2000, SafeMinds has been committed to the removal of mercury (thimerosal) from all vaccines and medications globally and continues to seek an in depth investigation into the CDC thimerosal research and justice for those injured. In their mission to protect future generations from the health hazards of mercury and other man made toxicants, SafeMinds has documented growing evidence of a link between mercury and neurological disorders such as autism, attention deficit disorder, language delay and learning difficulties.
No matter the vaccine/medical/industrial complex’s attempt to deny and cover up the neurotoxicity of mercury in vaccines, the issue just won’t go away. Even without scientific training, most people can easily grasp the implied hazards of injecting the second most toxic substance known into the body. The evidence just keeps mounting.
Another recent two-phase study recently published in the journal Translational Neurodegeneration evaluates the relationship between thimerosal-containing vaccine administration and the risk for an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in the United States. The authors concluded that, “The present study provides new epidemiological evidence supporting an association between increasing organic-Hg exposure from thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines and the subsequent risk of ASD diagnosis. Using a two phased, hypothesis-generating and hypothesis-testing, epidemiological analytical methodology in two separate databases, organic-Hg exposure from thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines was determined to be associated with a subsequent diagnosis of an ASD.