[SaneVax: Contrary to popular belief, mercury (thimerosal) has not been phased out of all vaccines used in the United States. According to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, there are seven vaccines in use that still contain thimerosal as a preservative and an additional four which may contain mercury residue from the manufacturing process. Why is this important? Read the article below and decide for yourself.]
New Japanese study confirms mercury in relation to damage in brain structures associated with autism
By Ragnhild Madsen
Historic facts about mercury and vaccines:
The highly toxic heavy metal mercury has for years been added to vaccines in the form of thimerosal. Thimerosal consists of 49.6% ethylmercury and was launched by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly in 1929, despite the fact that adequate safety studies of the drug had never been carried out. Even today the FDA refers to a study from 1930 where the drug was injected intravenously in 22 patients with meningitis of which many died. The researchers who were affiliated with Eli Lilly concluded that the drug had only a minor toxic effect on humans. (Eli Lilly and Thimerosal)
In the 1970s, ten babies died in a Toronto hospital after an antiseptic containing thimerosal (49.6 % ethyl mercury) was applied to their umbilical cord. In spite of this, thimerosal was added to many of the increasing number of childhood vaccines.
New study claims that thimerosal disturb certain vital areas of the brain:
A recently published Japanese study (2012) looks at the neurotoxic effects of mercury exposure in rat foetuses. Pregnant rats were given intramuscular injections of the mercury-containing substance thimerosal. The offspring were examined 50 days after birth. The exposed group was found to have lasting chemical changes in the brain structure known as the hippocampus. Elevated levels of the transmittor substance serotonin and dopamine were observed in the mentioned brain area. Based on these findings, the study concluded:
“Analysis on postnatal day 50 showed significant increase in hippocampal serotonin following thimerosal administration on embryonic day 9. Furthermore, not only serotonin, striatal dopamine was significantly increased. These results indicate that embryonic exposure to thimerosal produces lasting impairment of brain monoaminergic system, and thus every effort should be made to avoid the use of thimerosal.”
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