SAN DIEGO, CA – A new documentary Trace Amounts that details the harmful effects of mercury in everyday flu vaccines and the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) response will screen at Edwards Mira Mesa 18 on January 27, 2015.
Trace Amounts, a film directed by Eric Gladen, explores the science, evidence, and historically significant actions during the decade-long debate of vaccine safety. The film tells the story of Gladen’s personal experience with mercury poisoning, which he believes resulted from a mercury-loaded tetanus shot, and the research that lead him to learn of the global health crisis that links thimerosal, a mercury-based vaccine preservative, to the autism epidemic.
“Eric Gladen was vaccine injured as an adult and recovered from his injury. My son was vaccine injured as an infant. Eric Gladen speaks for my son and the countless other infants who couldn't speak at the time they were injured,” said Becky Estepp. "Mercury never should be allowed in anyone's vaccines, especially in infant's vaccines. They can't tell us how they are feeling.”
The film and its makers adamantly call for the removal of thimerosal from all vaccines, including flu shots in the U.S. and abroad. A portion of the film’s proceeds will support a newly formed non-profit organization, Go Mercury Free, which promotes the removal of mercury from a variety of products and environmental factors.
Trace Amounts is written and produced by Eric Gladen; executive producers Jake Wood, Kristal Wood, Jason Merck, James Gladen, Debra Fenner and Rita Pasiciel; and producer Shiloh Levine.
For more information about Trace Amounts and the national film tour, visit TraceAmounts.com.
Purchase tickets here for the San Diego/Mira Mesa screening.