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Heidi Larson

Two days ago Dr Heidi Larson published an article on vaccineconfidence.org  Dangerous Liaisons  citing Age of Autism's report by Jennifer Larson (no relation) of the meeting by members of our community with President-Elect Trump regarding the vaccine damage cover-up. Heidi Larson, who is a lynch-pin of the global vaccine complex, is not always open about the fact that she is employed by the great vaccine companies such as Merck and GSK.  She writes in her new article  "Faced with the Trump challenge we must make sure that our science is robust, transparent and accessible to all". A good place to begin would be by calling for Dr William Thompson to be subpoenaed to testify before Congress, which the vaccine lobby has steadfastly opposed for more than two years. And she could certainly be clearer about who is paying her.

Our John Stone wrote about Heidi Larson and her brazen claim in 2013 that the mercury in vaccines is not toxic, detailing some of her extraordinary affiliations.

By John Stone

The remarkable claim that thimerosal is not toxic is found in the headline and text of an article in the New Scientist in a last ditch stand to prevent a UN ban on mercury in paediatric vaccines . The author, Dr Heidi Larson of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine states:

“ In 2006, an expert panel convened by the WHO issued a statement on thiomersal in vaccines, concluding that there was "no evidence of toxicity". It highlighted the fact that while methyl mercury builds up in the body, ethyl mercury is excreted rapidly. The American Academy of Pediatrics has since endorsed the WHO's position.”

She does not mention that her colleague at LSHTM, Prof Stephen Evans was on the World Health Organization committee (Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety)  which issued the statement in July 2006 and he and another LSHTM employee, Dr Punam Mangtani, presently still sit on it . Evans  previously worked for the UK Medicines Control Agency (now the MHRA ) which is an agency of the Department of Health  funded by the pharmaceutical industry. The current chair of GACVS  is Dr Melinda Wharton of the US Centers for Disease Control, National Immunization Program.

Dr Larson fails to mention either the LSHTM conflicts :

“The School has expanded greatly in recent years. Its research funding now exceeds £M60 per annum, much of it from highly competitive national and international sources such as the UK Research Councils, the Wellcome Trust, the UK Department for International Development, the UK Department of Health, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the European Commission.”

Or her personal ones:

“Dr. Larson previously headed Global Communication for Immunization at UNICEF and Chaired the Advocacy Task Force for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).”

She also runs from LSHTM the Vaccine Confidence Project which has as its partners: Brighton Collaboration; CDC; Chatham House; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; GAVI Alliance; Health Map; Imperial College, London; The Inclen Trust; Institute for Child Health, Nigeria; International Pediatric Association; International Vaccine Institute; National Centre for Immunisation, Research Surveillance; National Network for Immunization Information; ProMed Mail; Public Health Foundation of India; Sabin Vaccine Institute; UNICEF; Vaccines for Africa; WHO. It is funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Also at LSHTM is the chair of the UK Joint Committee on Vaacination and Immunisation (JCVI),Prof Andrew Hall, which was granted dictatorial powers over the vaccine program by the English Parliament in 2009, although they did remove mercury from the UK vaccine schedule in 2004.

The claim that ethyl mercury is “excreted rapidly” is based on a study published in the Lancet by Pichichero et al   which was disproved by Burbacher et al in 2004  . Pichichero’s article failed to note the following conflicts disclosed in an earlier publication :

"The author has received research grants and/or honoraria from the following pharmaceutical companies: Abbott Laboratories, Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Eli Lilly and Company; Merck&Co.; Pasteur Merieux Connaught; Pfizer Labs; Roche Laboratories; Roussel-Uclaf; Schering Corporation; Smith Kline Beecham Pharmaceuticals; Upjohn Company; Wyeth- Lederle."

In an earlier episode the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety had endorsed the continued use of thimerosal following the presentation of British paper in which there were many apparent irregularities. On the committee at the time were Dr Elizabeth Miller who was a lead author of the paper, and Dr Robert Chen of the US Centers for Disease Control, Immunization Branch who was responsible for giving the paper the go ahead despite warnings from Thomas Verstraeten. Among the shortcomings of Dr Miller’s  paper was the failure to acknowledge her laboratory’s funding from Aventis Pasteur, Wyeth Vaccines, SmithKline Beecham, Baxter Health Care, North American Vaccine, Wyeth- Lederle Vaccine, and Chiron Biocine.

Yesterday I wrote by email to Dr Larson and have yet to receive a reply:

 “Dear Dr Larson,

“I read your article  in New Scientist with curiosity but I also note a peculiar research bias: not only a belief that there is some mercury which is non-toxic to humans for which I defy you to produce any evidence, but also the idea that people who are sceptical of what they are told by public bodies need researching. The issue here is as much why you should be believed, and what you are saying is frankly incredible. 

“These are the links to the abstracts of 90 pubmed listed peer review studies which condemn the use of thimerosal: here and here. It is a bit high handed to announce that your mercury is non-toxic when there is a lot of published evidence saying it is just as toxic as any other.

“I also draw your attention to highly questionable way in which the WHO policy came to be endorsed in 2002, a matter which I have carefully researched  .

“I would be interested in your comments.

“Yours sincerely,

John Stone

“UK Editor, Age of Autism”

Tell Washington USA Should Not Export Mercury to Global Children  

Addendum (November 21, 2016)

Dr Larson may like to examine this MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) from Spectrum Laboratories. This is what she considers to be safe to inject into newborn infants of the basis of Prof Pichichero's less thr half-baked study and his egregious undisclosed commercial conflicts. It is evident from this document that Thimerosal is known to cause immutable genetic harm: -

 Potential Acute Health Efects: Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation (lung irritant).Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator). Severe over-exposure can result in death.

Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (sensitizer).

CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.

MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells.

TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.

DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.The substance is toxic to kidneys, central nervoussystem (CNS).The substance may be toxic to liver, spleen.Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance canproduce target organs damage. Repeated exposure to a highly toxic material may produce general deterioration of health by an accumulation in one or many human organs.

 

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Jim Thompson

A child would have to weigh more than 550 pounds not exceed the USEPA reference dose for mercury exposure in a single day. The units for the USEPA RfD is 0.1 micro grams per kilogram per day. It is based on “based on developmental neurologic abnormalities in human infants.” See https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-09/documents/mercury-compounds.pdf .

Hans Litten

Presently, the latest CDC info on its vaccine website states but 1/3 (33%) of American flu shots contain the preservative Thimerosal, comprising .5ml vaccine doses having 25 micrograms when taken from a 5ml multi-dose vial containing 10 doses. But, it's important to note the CDC obviously ignores the 43 million single doses of .5ml "pre-filled" made by Novartis that contain up to 1 (one) microgram of ethylmercury (Hg)**. This data comes from the a vaccine industry Report that can be clicked up, or typed into an address line as:

https://www.izsummitpartners.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/HIDA-2015-2016-Flu-Brief-10-19-2015.pdf

Summing up, the entire flu vaccine production and distribution to America's doctors, clinics, health institutions is minutely detailed for the last two flu seasons, and when added together the 'multi-dose' shots (having 25 micrograms of Hg and the .50ml pre-filled vials (having one microgram of Hg) such doses total about 92% of the entire industry output.

Hans Litten

http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/10/flulaval-shot-200-pound-man-79365-587-times-greater-fda-recommendations.html

Giving a FluLaval shot to a 200 pound man is 79,365.587 times greater than the FDA recommendations

(NaturalNews) In case you missed it, recent lab tests conducted at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab found that seasonal flu vaccines, which are pushed on virtually everyone these days, including young babies, pregnant women and the elderly, contain outrageously high levels of neurotoxic mercury. Vials of batch flu vaccine produced by British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) were found to contain upwards of 51 parts per million of mercury, or 25,000 times the legal maximum for drinking water established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This shocking discovery was made using advanced mass spectrometry technology with incredible accuracy, filling the gap left by the nation's regulatory agencies that have failed to conduct this type of safety testing themselves. Millions of people are injected with flu vaccines annually, and most of them are completely unaware that one of the most toxic metals known to man is being implanted directly into their muscle tissue unabated.
"Mercury is one of the most poisonous substances known to mankind," explained Dr. David Brownstein, a board-certified family physician and holistic medicine specialist, on his blog. "For over twenty years, I have been testing nearly every patient seen in my office for heavy metal contamination. ... I have found that over 80% of my patients, both healthy and sick, have mercury toxicity."
http://www.naturalnews.com/045705_flu_vaccine_mercury_heavy_metals.html#ixzz4LYLtg4g0

Jim Thompson

Benedetta,
Based on the following CDC website, this season there are 48 million doses of Thimerosal preserved flu vaccines with a mercury level at around 50 parts per million. See CDC (2016) at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/vaxsupply.htm

This mercury level in a single one half milliliter dose of Thimerosal preserved vaccine means that a child would have to weigh 550 pounds not exceed the USEPA reference dose for mercury exposure in a single day. The reference dose is 0.1 micrograms of mercury per kilogram body weight per day. See https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp46-c7.pdf .


A report by Rush et al (2009) for in vitro study on brain cells from mice reports equivalent percentages of cell death for equivalent levels of exposure to Thimerosal exposure and methyl mercury.

See Rush et al, "Effects of chelators on mercury, iron, and lead neurotoxicity in cortical culture," figure 1 at http://fulltext.study/download/2590185.pdf .


Benedetta

It is true, is it not? That when the took out the mercury they increased the aluminum in all vaccines?

On top of that they then started pushing really hard for flu vaccines for little babies and adults - every dang - year.

Is it true that every flu shot - whether for tiny babies or toddlers have mercury still in it?

Jim Thompson

Re: comment by Reading is Fundamental

“…the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finally recognized its demonstrated ineffectiveness and toxicity in topical pharmaceutical products, and began to eliminate it from these. Ironically, while Thimerosal was being eliminated from topicals, it was becoming more and more ubiquitous in the recommended immunization schedule for infants and pregnant women. Furthermore, Thimerosal continues to be administered, as part of mandated immunizations and other pharmaceutical products, in the United States and globally. The ubiquitous and largely unchecked place of Thimerosal in pharmaceuticals, therefore, represents a medical crisis.”

See David A Geier, Lisa K Sykes, Mark R Geier, “A review of Thimerosal (Merthiolate) and its ethylmercury breakdown product: specific historical considerations regarding safety and effectiveness.” Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B: Critical Reviews 2007-12-01 at http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/papers/18049924 .

Reading Is Fundamental

(The "preview" button is not allowing "post" for me, so I hope this isn't too badly misformatted.")

@Birgit: I think there are some things that need unwinding here.

This substance was previously (as in when it was first used on 22 meningitis patients) known as Merthiolate (this name change has been made for a reason).

This pretty clearly goes the opposite way around. "Merthiolate" is a trade name, while "thimerosal" is a generic name.

The reason why the topical solution also called Merthiolate was taken off the market by Eli Lilly and later on disowned, Eli Lilly does not own that patent any longer, is that 10 babies died after the solution was dabbed on newborn babies' navels at a hospital.

I'm not sure what "disowned" means here, but to get to the point, the underlying reference is this paper. There is a difference between being "dabbed on the navel" and "having your internal organs hanging in a sac outside your body that is vulnerable to sepsis." I do not know what the case-fatality ratio was for this birth defect in the relative time frame.

Nonetheless, as the paper emphasizes, this practice was unwise in terms of long-term outcomes for those whose conditions could be surgically repaired.

Furthermore, a retrospective paper from 1977 covering the years 1965 through 1975 seems very unlikely to be the reason for the the FDA's withdrawal of the grandfathering of topical over-the-counter antiseptics twenty-one years later (see note 28).

John Stone

Just added to main text:

Addendum (November 21, 2016)

Dr Larson may like to examine this MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) from Spectrum Laboratories. This is what she considers to be safe to inject into newborn infants of the basis of Prof Pichichero's less than half-baked study and his egregious undisclosed commercial conflicts. It is evident from this document that Thimerosal is known to cause immutable genetic harm: -

Potential Acute Health Efects: Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation (lung irritant).Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator). Severe over-exposure can result in death.

Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (sensitizer).

CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.

MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells.

TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.

DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.The substance is toxic to kidneys, central nervoussystem (CNS).The substance may be toxic to liver, spleen.Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance canproduce target organs damage. Repeated exposure to a highly toxic material may produce general deterioration of health by an accumulation in one or many human organs.

https://www.spectrumchemical.com/MSDS/T3380.pdf

john

''EPA grows some balls some day''

the epa has balls alright, Pharma balls http://whale.to/c/environmental_protection_agency.html
It sets safety levels Big Pharma can keep.

All vaccine advocates, like Larson, are sociopaths or their 'useful idiots'.

''Sociopaths inject this (vaccine) paradigm into medical journals, medical curricula, congressional hearings, regulatory policies, White House statements, executive orders, and finally into the minds of vaccine believers. Million dollar sociopathic propaganda campaigns ensure that vaccine believers unleash their wrath against the vaccine informed, effectively keeping The Herd immune to the truth and ready and willing to roll up their sleeves to any and all vaccines currently on the schedule and to those yet to come down the vaccine pipeline. In spite of and in part because of the propaganda, the number of vaccine informed individuals is increasing. The day is soon coming when consumer distrust of vaccine sociopaths will gut the vaccine industry.
Don’t expect the sociopaths to roll over, play dead, and sacrifice their multi-billion dollar generating machine, however. Human bodies are, after all, their ATMs. The waves of coercive and mandatory vaccination laws that are rolling out across the USA and beyond demonstrate that if sociopaths are denied voluntary access to our bodies, they will take them by force. The force of law. A vaccine informed public is the only thing that will have the power to stop them and to hold them accountable for their crimes.'' ~ Brett Wilcox http://whale.to/c/jabbed_b.html

Vaccination is a 200 year old racket, similar to Vivisection, but abusing kids instead of animals http://whale.to/c/vaccination_racket_summary.html

Birgit Calhoun

According to the website: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/larson.heidi
Heidi Larson is an anthropologist. Anthropologists are not exactly trained in chemistry nor medicine nor pathology. How can she claim that not all mercury is toxic. She talks particularly about Thiomersal, better known to us as Thimerosal. This substance was previously (as in when it was first used on 22 meningitis patients) known as Merthiolate (this name change has been made for a reason). The reason why the topical solution also called Merthiolate was taken off the market by Eli Lilly and later on disowned, Eli Lilly does not own that patent any longer, is that 10 babies died after the solution was dabbed on newborn babies' navels at a hospital. It can't be emphasized enough that all mercury is toxic. I sure hope that the powers that be rectify this unscientific way of looking a mercury and condemn it in the strongest terms.

John Stone

Hans

Hold your horses, the mercury article was nearly four years ago, but it is worth remembering at the present time.

Hans Litten

Posted by: John Stone | November 21, 2016 at 09:17 AM

Well John , I will be asking for my full page right of reply in the New Scientist if that is the case !

Patience (Eileen Nicole) Simon

I just submitted the comment below on the vaccine confidence website. I will also make this my submission for today on President-elect Trump's call for suggestions on his website. I am grateful that Donald Trump has recognized autism as a very serious problem for our nation.

Re: Heidi Larson on Dangerous Liaisons, 19 Nov 2016

Vaccines as cause of the autism epidemic might never have been proposed if another horrific medical error had been stopped in time: Clamping the umbilical cord immediately after birth. If placental blood flow is terminated before a baby begins breathing, a period of oxygen deficiency will occur.

Damage of the brainstem auditory pathway is caused by just a few minutes of asphyxia at birth (see WF Windle, Scientific American, October 1969). Brainstem injury was viewed as a possible cause of minimal cerebral dysfunction (MCD). But maturation of the cerebral cortex continues after birth, and is dependent upon integrity of subcortical sensory pathways. Auditory problems are prominent in autistic children. What effect might this have on language development?

Mercury affects the same brainstem pathways damaged by asphyxia. This pattern of damage has been known for 135 years as Wernicke's encephalopathy (see AD Thomson et al. Alcohol Alcoholism 2008 Mar-Apr;43:174-9). I cannot have confidence in vaccine safety until proof is provided that thimerosal or any other component does not cause brain damage.

John Stone

Hans

Everybody is qualified to comment to some degree (simply on the basis of being an informed citizen), but it is quite right that she is neither a medical doctor or a toxicologist.

Hans Litten

"Heidi Larson is an anthropologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine who studies public trust in vaccines"

You ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO COMMENT HEIDI !!!!!!

John Stone

Thanks everybody for your comments.

James

All this shows is is that if you have a "war on disease" it can be manipulated by a lobby just as much as a "war on terror", and it doesn't matter who gets hurt - in fact the vaccine lobby have been vastly more successful in making sure the collateral damage never gets counted than their counterparts. There was a UK government aid event back in 2011 in London - I am sure Heidi would have been there with Bill Gates and David Cameron - when the question was raised by a member of public at the Press Conference about provision would be made for developing world children injured by vaccine (personal communication), and of course the answer was none.

'The ones who walk away from Omelas"

http://engl210-deykute.wikispaces.umb.edu/file/view/omelas.pdf

James Grundvig

How many 1 degrees of separation does Dr. Heidi Larson have with Big Pharma paying her to champion Mercury, of any kind, as being safe? This, along with 1992 Danish ban on Thimerosal; 2 letters from Vaccine makers in July 1999 saying they could make vaccines without mercury; and Tommy Verstraeten at Simpsonwood in 2000; the 2011 Vaccine Court Autism Omnibus Proceedings that booted 5,400 cases, many of them thimerosal-induced autism (like my son, whose case was never heard); the 2013 global ban on Mercury by the UN, with the U.S. Big Pharma lobbyists championing Thimerosal's exception; 2014 Dr. Bill Thompson whistleblower case on CDC corruption; my 2016 book "Master Manipulator" on Poul Thorsen of the foreign corruption; and now with Donald Trump being elected, as opposed to the Corrupt Clinton Machine, with the Bill of Rights and Constitution being fully protected going forward. . . well, Dr. Heidi Larson and her ilk are standing on an island with the tide coming in.

Elizabeth Hart

In a similar fashion, The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal was used to protect the use of aluminium-adjuvanted vaccines. In 2004, the LID published a review by Tom Jefferson et al of the Cochrane Vaccines Field in which they stated: "We found no evidence that aluminium salts in vaccines cause any serious or long-lasting adverse events. Despite a lack of good-quality evidence we do not recommend that any further research on this topic is undertaken."[1]

In their review Jefferson et al admitted that "Overall, the methodological quality of included studies was low". And yet "despite a lack of good-quality evidence" Jefferson et al advised "we do not recommend that any further research on this topic is undertaken".

Is this not bizarre? I challenged Tom Jefferson about this, and also wrote to the Editor of The Lancet Infectious Diseases requesting that Jefferson et al's poorly evidenced review be retracted. I received no response.

My letters on this topic can be accessed via this link: https://over-vaccination.net/aluminium-and-vaccine-safety/

It appears Tom Jefferson now acknowledges aluminium adjuvant is neurotoxic in high doses, as noted in his co-authored complaint to the European ombudsman over maladministration at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in relation to the safety of the HPV vaccines (10 October 2016): http://nordic.cochrane.org/sites/nordic.cochrane.org/files/public/uploads/ResearchHighlights/Complaint-to-ombudsman-over-EMA.pdf

Certainly children are being subjected to more and more aluminium-adjuvanted vaccines, e.g. repeat shots of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccines, multiple shots of HPV vaccines, and recently the meningococcal B vaccine Bexsero has been added to the UK schedule, in very dubious circumstances, as summarised by John Stone: http://www.ageofautism.com/2015/12/gsk-document-appears-to-show-vaccine-committee-chair-used-position-to-favour-own-product.html

I suggest Jefferson et al's 2004 review on aluminium and vaccine safety facilitated poorly evidenced acceptance of the safety of aluminium-adjuvanted vaccines, and the result is the burgeoning number of aluminium-adjuvanted vaccines and revaccinations we are seeing today. When is Jefferson going to address the fallout of his 2004 review, which he admits was based on studies of low methodological quality?

Incidentally, Jefferson was a founding member of the Brighton Collaboration, which is associated with the Vaccine Confidence Project. There's a huge international network of academics linked in with the vaccine industry, and many of these people are on national and international committees influential on vaccination policy. These people pop up on multiple committees, it's a complex web. They're a clique of like-minded people, wedded to vaccination ideology, who appear to be determined to foist more and more of these lucrative vaccine products on the community without a care for the long-term consequences. Conflicts of interest abound, along with a lack of transparency. It's astonishing what power these individuals are wielding in our liberal democracies, including influencing government mandated vaccination, as is occurring in countries such as the United States and Australia.

Reference:
1. Jefferson T, Rudin M, Di Pietrantoni C. Adverse events after immunisation with aluminium-containing DTP vaccines: systematic review of the evidence. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Feb; 4(2):84-90: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14871632

Hans Litten

The New Scientist publication has clearly moved into the field of comedy and it looks like they are going to be very good at it too .

Complaints to them go to :
letters@newScientist.com
Attention of the editor "Sumit Paul-Chaudry"

Dr Frank Engley's 1948 study of themiserol should be mentioned .

Hans Litten

Turn up the heat John !!!
Excellent article .

Heidi has put herself in the firing line with lies and thievery of this magnitude !
Can a complaint be made against the New Scientist for even allowing this kind of discussion .

I hope everyone noticed the fraudsters at the privately owned Rockefeller company WHO declared the
"Zika Faka Frauda" pandemic to be over yesterday .

Elizabeth Hart

The State of Vaccine Confidence report 2015 lists the Vaccine Confidence International Advisory Board.

Top of the list is Professor Sir Roy Anderson, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the Division of Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care, Imperial College London: http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/The-State-of-Vaccine-Confidence-2015.pdf

There does not appear to be any disclosure of Professor Sir Roy Anderson's potential conflicts of interest, e.g. his position on the Board of Directors of GlaxoSmithKline: http://www.gsk.com/en-gb/about-us/board-of-directors/professor-sir-roy-anderson/

Jim Thompson

Thank you John. The New Scientist article, Larson (2013), states that “In 2006, an expert panel convened by the WHO issued a statement on thiomersal [Thimerosal] in vaccines, concluding that there was ‘no evidence of toxicity’. It highlighted the fact that while methyl mercury builds up in the body, ethyl mercury is excreted rapidly.”

However your references, including the study by Burbacher et al (2005), do not support that conclusion. Based the findings by Burbacher here are two key questions:

(1) If the average amount of inorganic mercury deposited in brain tissue from vaccines with Thimerosal is 3.3 times greater than that from mercury tainted food—how is the mercury in Thimerosal considered “less toxic” than the mercury in food?

(2) If the organic mercury from Thimerosal is excreted with a half-life of 14.2 days on average then what quantitative standard is used to show an acceptable amount of brain cells destroyed at that rate and how is that determined to be “safe?”

See Burbacher et al, “Comparison of blood and brain mercury levels in infant monkeys exposed to methylmercury or vaccines containing thimerosal,” Figures 4 and 7 at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1280342/pdf/ehp0113-001015.pdf .

Narad

What a joke. Tell that to the Iraqi children who were poisoned by the ethylmercury-based pesticide Granosan.

Ethyl Mercury is toxic. Methyl Mercury may be a bit more toxic since when it binds to cysteine, it becomes a methionine analogue that readily passes the blood brain barrier.

But ethylmercury has also been shown to pass the blood brain barrier.

There is some speculation that ethylmercury is demethylated into methylmercury in the body. If this is true, then thimerosal would produce methylmercury in addition to inorganic mercury and ethylmercury.

Anyone that says thimerosal isn't toxic is a liar. Just because methylmercury might be slightly more toxic than ethylmercury does not make ethylmercury non-toxic! Ethylmercury is still the second most toxic organomercurial. The EPA still hasn't made a reference dose for ethylmercury for some strange reason. They probably know that if they were honest, then their reference dose wouldn't exceed what is in one flu vaccine.

I hope the EPA grows some balls some day.


Jenny Allan

Thanks John,
In my opinion putting mercury into vaccines IN ANY FORM is criminal, and those persons publicly claiming, in the name of 'science' this proven neurotoxin is 'harmless' should be charged with crimes against humanity. Ethyl, Methyl, it makes no difference. Both are potentially lethal, as demonstrated by the deaths of newborns who had Ethyl Mercury, in the form of an antiseptic Merthiolate applied to their umbilical cords, and some unfortunate Eastern Europeans who ate seed potatoes dressed with Ethyl Mercury to prevent rot.

As for that old chestnut about " no evidence of toxicity" , if you won't look you won't find. This is the equivalent of an ostrich with its head in the sand. The Poul Thorson instigated Madson et al Danish study, which purported to compare autism rates of children before and after so called Thiomersal removal from paediatric vaccines, was a joke. The data was so skewed as to be useless, with children in the 'no mercury' age group actually being old enough to have received mercury in some cases. In any case as we all now know, mercury was never actually removed from all child vaccines. There is presently a Pharma sponsored 'push' to reintroduce full Thiomersal dosages in vaccines for the Developed World. This MUST NOT HAPPEN, and we must continue to campaign for mercury removal for third world vaccines too.

The initial Madsen findings appeared to demonstrate mercury actually prevented autism, although this was too much to 'spin' to an increasingly sceptical public, so the figures were quickly adjusted downwards. The Madsen studies, which were a purely 'paper' statistical exercise, seemed to have been awarded $millions of dollars from US taxpayers and charities. It seems this abundance of cash incentives was too much of a temptation for Poul Thorsen, who has never been extradited to the US to answer charges of misappropriating more than a $million of this largesse.

We can safely assume Aarhus University, which was awarded the cash for the studies, has long since been ‘paid off’. By whom we will never know. Poul Thorsen has never been prosecuted and is free to go about his business. The Danes were only interested in whether or not he had paid tax on all this cash. The tax authorities too would appear to have been ‘paid off’.

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