By Teresa Conrick
If you look on the CDC website you see things like this:
"Aluminum gels or aluminum salts are vaccine ingredients that have been used in vaccines since the 1930s. Small amounts of aluminum are added to help the body build stronger immunity against the germ in the vaccine. Aluminum is one of the most common metals found in nature and is present in air, food, and water.....Aluminum salts, such as aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, and aluminum potassium sulfate have been used safely in vaccines for more than 70 years. Aluminum salts were initially used in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s with diphtheria and tetanus vaccines after it was found that this addition strengthened the body’s immune response to these vaccines."
And this on Thimerosal:
Thimerosal has been used safely in vaccines for a long time (since the 1930s). Scientists have been studying the use of thimerosal in vaccines for many years. They haven’t found any evidence that thimerosal causes harm."
Both of these statements from CDC appear to be half-truths and essentially, LIES. Keep reading......
Add to the above “since the 1930’s” quotes, this original and famous quote from Dr. Leo Kanner in his FIRST, EVER description of those first eleven children who exhibited the "peculiar" behaviors to be called AUTISM. Guess when this occurred? ---
"Since 1938, there have come to our attention a number of children whose condition differs so markedly and uniquely from anything reported so far, that each case merits-and, I hope, will eventually receive-a detailed consideration of its fascinating peculiarities."
Coincidence? I think not and there's plenty of research to back that up. SO, how could CDC miss these studies, showing unequivocally the toxicity of both Thimerosal and Aluminum? :
The continuing use of thimerosal in some vaccines and other products warrants further investigation of possible immunotoxic effects of this compound and its constituent ethylmercury.
...embryonic exposure to thimerosal produces lasting impairment of brain monoaminergic system, and thus every effort should be made to avoid the use of thimerosal.
Sounds like pregnancy and flu shots would be a huge concern.
NR1 and NR2b glutamate receptor immunoreactivity patterns are abnormal in the hippocampi of thimerosal-treated SJL mice.
Could this be interpreted as a sort of "Russian roulette" on who could be damaged? Glutamate and NMDA receptors are very involved in Autism.
It must be stressed that the toxicity and immunomodulatory effects of thimerosal that we report ex-vivo on human monocyte-derived DCs may occur in vivo and induce an alteration of the immune response to the vaccine. These observations highlight the need to use this preservative with caution and avoid it if possible.
... our observations regarding its ex-vivo toxicity and immunomodulatory effects on human primary lymphocytes highlight the need to use this preservative with caution and avoid it if possible.
That’s right. Two different studies and the same conclusion = CAUTION and AVOID.
vaccine adjuvants...... which portrays Al compounds as “helpers”—the English translation of the Latin root of adjuvants—is supposed to shock the recipient’s immune defenses into action, ostensibly to enhance the immunogenicity of the pathogen(s) in the vaccine(s)...During the last decade, studies on animal models and humans have shown that Al adjuvants by themselves cause autoimmune and inflammatory conditions [19, 79–81, 90, 95–103]...All these findings plausibly implicate Al adjuvants in pediatric vaccines as causal factors contributing to increased rates of autism spectrum disorders in countries where multiple doses are almost universally administered 
We demonstrate that not all aluminium adjuvants are equal neither in terms of their physical properties nor their biological reactivity and potential toxicities both at the injection site and beyond.
Rigorous and replicable studies (in different animal species) have shown evidence of EtHg, and of Al toxicities. More research attention has been given to EtHg and findings have showed a solid link with neurotoxic effects in humans; however, the potential synergic effect of both toxic agents has not been properly studied. Therefore, early life exposure to both EtHg and Al deserves due consideration.
The high frequency of antibiotic resistance is a global public health concern. More seriously, widespread metal pressure in the environment may facilitate the proliferation of antibiotic resistance via coselection of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and metal resistance genes (MRGs).... More exogenous ARGs and MRGs on the genomes of human pathogens indicated the importance of recent resistance acquisition in resistome development of human commensal flora. Overall, the study emphasizes the potential risk associated with ARG and MRG coselection of both environmental and medical relevance.
That is a new study- not specifically about Autism (not yet) but it's connection to both Autism and PANDAS/PANS seems very related. Both ENVIRONMENTAL and MEDICAL factors are able to change the MICROBIOME. The immune system then becomes a kidnapped victim. I have been concerned about it for years that MERCURY has a big piece in ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE and THIMEROSAL could be part of that equation.
The purpose of this paper is to conduct an extensive investigation of the toxicological status of children with autism compared to age- and gender-matched neurotypical children. Specifically, we will show that:
- Individuals with autism have abnormal urinary toxic metal excretion (i.e., higher levels in several cases) as compared to the neurotypical individuals participating in this study, and
- The severity of autism can be predicted with reasonable accuracy from the urinary toxic metal excretion data.
The correlations found in this paper can be used as a starting point for further investigations into environmental factors that affect or at least are correlated with autism as there clearly is a correlation between autism and heavy metal excretion......Our statistical analysis shows that there is a clear difference between the metal excretion data of the participants with and without an autism diagnosis.
Reasonably significant correlations between toxic metal excretion and autism severity were also found for all other 10 autism measures investigated here.
What we see here are studies that clearly show that when alone or in tandem, Thimerosal and Aluminum can harm both prenatally, postnatally, and should be AVOIDED, according to many researchers. The relationship between gut and brain keeps growing and there is no denying that Autism's epicenter is -- that. There are other issues with safety in our vaccine program (no liability is a big one) but this is just -- blatant. How our CDC taglines these neurotoxins as "used safely" , is just ________. Well, you can fill in the blank.
Teresa Conrick is Media Editor for Age of Autism.