Mercury in Vaccines: Are CDC and FDA Guilty of Misconduct?

mercury in vaccines, a hidden poison
Is mercury in vaccines?

Parents will not see the ingredient mercury in vaccines. Mercury appears on vaccine labels as thimerosal, and many big pharma critics claim it is a catalyst, among other causes like GMO foods, that increase the likelihood of childhood Autism. This debate came to a head when comedian and actress Jenny McCarthy made an accusation on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2007 that too many vaccines caused her son’s autism. Listen to a more recent explanation of Jenny McCarthy’s vaccine stance in an interview with Rosie O’Donnell in 2011. Also learn more about the full report of the NIH funded study done by Dr. Thomas Burbacher that discusses the full effects of ethylmercury in vaccines.

mercury in vaccines, a hidden poison
Is mercury in vaccines?

In 2007, the U.S. Senate released a report after an 18-month long investigation of the FDA and CDC concerning thimerosal levels in pediatric vaccines and the rising rates of neurological disorders in U.S. children.

After much debate they have made a ruling on the conduct of the CDC and FDA during the period in question.

Their verdict:

The FDA is partially guilty of forcing parents to inoculate their children with hazardous amounts of poisonous toxins in the name of disease control.

Senate Report Conclusion on Mercury in Vaccines:

Senator Enzi (R-Wyoming), Ranking Member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, concluded,

“Two allegations were sustained [and] one allegation was partially substantiated…[the] FDA inappropriately utilized Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines regarding the dangers of mercury in vaccines containing thimerosal.”

In short: the FDA underestimated the toxicity of thimerosal, [mercury] in vaccines required by United States law. The mercury in vaccines were part of a requirement for parents in U.S. Required vaccines were administered to countless infants and children by pediatricians following a vaccine schedule put out by the government.

The Senate Report on Mercury in Vaccines also Says:

  • The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences screened “potential committee members for possible conflicts of interest,” then reviewed the evidence and found no link between mercury exposure from vaccines and autism.
  • Government data was inaccessible to researchers seeking to prove mercury in vaccines is damaging to certain populations.
  • Despite the decrease of mercury in vaccines for American children, manufacturers have not changed global formulations. There is mercury in vaccines manufactured and distributed to developing countries worldwide under the ingredient name thimerosal.

Find Out if Your Child has been Exposed to Ethylmercury in Vaccines:

To learn more about ethylmercury, which many scientific journalists report as entirely safe for vaccine recipients, read the PRNewswire report which gives detailed information about Dr. Burbacher’s original study: Study Shows Ethylmercury Used in Vaccines Ends Up in the Brain of Primates; Environmental Journal Puts Happy Spin on Results Says National Autism Association (NAA).

In the actual study, Burbacher states: “There was a much higher proportion of inorganic Hg [mercury] in the brain of Thimerosal infants than MeHg infants (up to 71% vs. 10%). Absolute inorganic Hg concentrations in the brains of the Thimerosal-exposed infants were approximately twice that of the MeHg infants.”

Parents with children suffering from neurological disorders such as Autism, ADHD, and Tourette Syndrome (or other transient/chronic tic disorders) can find out if their child has been over exposed to thimerosal by getting a copy of their child’s immunization record. A good article to read on the subject is “CDC: Mercury in Vaccines Damaged Your Child. Or Not.” by David Kirby.

Kirby sums it up appropriately in his opening question:

“If you were informed that mercury in vaccines might double the risk of your son developing motor tics, increase his risk of “phonic tics” by nearly two-and-a-half times, and possibly cause speech, attention or behavioral problems in school, would you still allow him to be injected with the heavy metal — which, by the way, is 100 times more neurotoxic than that lead coating on his Chinese toys?”

Recommended books that Discuss Mercury in Vaccines:

Vaccination Voodoo by Catherine Frompovich“Vaccination Voodoo: What YOU Don’t Know about Vaccines”
Vaccination Voodoo uses peer reviewed journal studies, U.S. health agencies information, and other documentation to disclose what’s in vaccines that consumers, unfortunately, do not know. Vaccine ingredients can include such components as Thimerosal, which is 49.6% ethylmercury, aluminum, 2-Phenoxyethanol, formaldehyde/Formalin, polysorbate 80, phenol, antibiotics, gluteraldehyde, MSG, sodium borate, plus a ‘shopping list’ of other neurotoxic chemicals, along with vaccine production media that includes anything from monkey kidney and other animal tissues to genetically engineered insect virus to diploid cells, which are aborted human fetal tissue.

Evidence of Harm “Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy”
“Why did autism grow from a relatively rare incidence of 1 in every 10,000 births in the 1980s to one in 500 in the late 1990s? Why did it continue to increase to 1 in 250 in 2000 and then 1 in 166 today?”Why are rates of ADHD, ADD, speech delay, and other childhood disorders also rising, and why does 1 in every 6 American children have a developmental disorder or behavioral problem?” [Kirby]. This book explores these issues and more by uncovering the evidence of harm with mercury in vaccines.

The Truth About Vaccines “The Truth About Vaccines: How We Are Used as Guinea Pigs Without Knowing It”

“Richard Halversen [U.K.] spent five years researching and writing this alarming study of vaccines: do they work, do we know enough about them, are they safe, what are the risks, are there ways of making vaccines safer? This book investigates mercury in vaccines and other anti-cellular ingredients that could be harmful. He investigates what patients and doctors alike are not being told. This book is written “to inform parents, honestly, and without bias, so that they can form their own decisions.” By presenting all the original medical research in an easy, readable form, Dr Halvorsen allows parents to distinguish fact from fiction and make an informed decision about the right choice for their child.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Childrens Vaccinations “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Vaccinations”

“We may be overvaccinating our children today. Once considered a godsend, vaccines are now felt by some to be associated with dramatic increases in brain and autoimmune diseases such as autism, asthma, diabetes, learning disabilities, and ADHD”. Here is a vital, down-to-earth guide that will tell you which vaccines may be risky and what to consider to help safely vaccinate your children” [Cave]. Medical researchers often find that impartial vaccine research is impossible – those who dare speak-out, risk being discredited.

It is important to note that mercury toxicity is possible through environmental (read: Energy Saving Fluorescent Light Bulbs Contain Hazardous Mercury) and dietary habits as well (read: Dangerous Levels of Mercury found in Products Made with High Fructose Corn Syrup). Parents with children they suspect have been exposed and are symptomatic need to investigate these additional factors with their doctor.

The debate over mercury in vaccines is raging, but for those parents with children suffering ill effects of vaccinations, this news is far from comforting. For those seeking to fully understand the role thimerosal or other anti-cellular ingredients may have had on their child’s disability, their first task is to determine what kind of exposure there has been. The shot records from your pediatrician’s office should include the manufacturer and lot number. Those with healthy children seeking to avoid thimerosal should check out Safe Minds. They have a compiled list of current U.S. vaccines (as of 2004) with and without thimerosal for informed parents to use when visiting the pediatrician.

For those that cannot obtain complete records from their pediatrician, the AIRA (American Immunization Record Association) has a database that holds records of individuals immunized nationwide and is accessible to members only. It is also connected to state operated Vaccine registries such as Wisconsin’s Immunization Registry (WIR), or city-wide registries like the New York Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR), accessible to school personnel seeking to obtain individual records of students enrolled or other qualified people.

What can Parents do on Vaccination Day?

Above all else, parents need to be informed consumers when entering the doctor’s office on vaccination day. Never allow a doctor to vaccinate when your child is sick, and always conduct research about the particular vaccines prior to each visit. It is a good practice to vaccinate on a delayed schedule to assure that your child’s immune system has ample time to recover between doses. Keep diligent records and ask ahead of time which shots are used by your particular physician. If you do not like your options, shop around. Many municipalities have public health centers that offer shots as well. Be wary, too, if you already have a child that you suspect has been injured by vaccine toxicity when you make decisions about vaccinating siblings.

Download information about Mercury in Vaccines and other Toxic Ingredients:

For more informative view this convenient and concise PDF brochure about toxic components in vaccines from the Vaccine Information Service.

For More Information about Autism:

For more information about autism news, views and opinions to empower parents with the truth to help their children suffering from autism heal visit Generation Rescue.

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6 Comments on Mercury in Vaccines: Are CDC and FDA Guilty of Misconduct?

    • how dare any of you put human beings above a company`s profits. these people will always dumb it down for us stupid folk =] this has been going on for yrs which is why they put a cap on tort law suits ….this way no one is actually responsible for their * over sights *…or as i call them…LIES. They are only concerned with profits , dont think for a second they actually give a shit , if they did….the side effect list of most drugs wouldnt be as extensive as they are….I personally like the * might cause suicidal thoughts or actions * nothing like having something on the market open for folks to suffer from ….greed kills and these company’s are proof

  1. Kathy,
    What you have linked is a summary of the original report. It is only a 5 page doc, which summarizes the report and adds helpful suggestions for parents who are concerned about vaccine injuries to their children.

    Our article was geared toward concerned parents who have children that have been vaccine injured and also have younger children in need of vaccines. Whether or not a parent decides to vaccinate their child is and should be, a personal decision. Our first child developed facial tics within days of his preschool vaccines (that did not contain thimerosal, by the way.) I was a former special education teacher and Lovaas trained therapist, and have worked extensively with children suffering from autism.

    My middle child had no signs after his vaccinations.

    Then we discovered my oldest son (who was suffering with a whole host of problems within two months of the vaccines) had celiac disease.

    Our third child, an infant at the time, we put on a special diet (gluten and dairy free, no artificial products) and we chose to delay his vaccinations– out of fear and concern. When it was time for preschool to start we went to our pediatrician and had his first innoculation– a DTaP shot. Within 4 days he began having the same symptoms of facial ticcing as his older brother.

    Now this article was written four years ago, long before we vaccinated boy #3.

    Kathy, the debate will continue as long as vaccine injuries continue to happen to children. It is undeniable that in our case the vaccine triggered chronic facial ticcing– a neurological disorder, TWICE, with two different children. We also tested my 3rd child for celiac and although he has the gene he did not have the antibodies in his blood. Both boys had very bad gastrointestinal issues after the vaccines. There is a lot of evidence that kids with autism have viral, bacterial, and/or fungal issues and their flora is in an imbalance.

    A vaccination is an attack on the immune system.

    For some children it does more harm than good. A child with a broken immune system will suffer irreparable damage from multiple vaccinations. In our case it took over a year to stop our celiac son’s ticcing symptoms (not to mention a whole host of other issues). Our younger child it took about 4 months.

    So take the information for what it is, glean from it what you approve of, disregard what you disagree with. If you believe the government has our best interest in mind and you feel you can trust implicitly the scope and depth of scientific studies, then by all means vaccinate. If you have had a negative experience, then use the resources provided to further educate yourself on the matter before you vaccinate again or a sibling of the injured child.

    Am I against vaccinations? Absolutely not. Do I trust the government knows better than I do whether or not vaccines are safe for my kids? Absolutely not.

    Thanks for sharing your opinion. I wish I could find the original report but the gov has removed it from their website. (If you look down at the bottom of that summary that you linked to you will see a link to the original report, which is extensive). And yes, I read it. Thanks for asking. I read voraciously. Probably not good, because that means I sleep very little. Ah, well…. I have a very curious appetite for the real truth.

  2. WHY is it necessary to have so many vaccines for illnesses that childrens parents successfully dealt with when they were growing up?
    There are more problems from vaccinations than from these relatively minor illnesses that the vaccinations MAY/MAY NOT prevent!

  3. I’m the father of an autistic 4yr old boy and there is no doubth in my mind that autism was triggered on my boy after his 6month vaccines. I don’t believe vaccines alone can cause autism but I know it will trigger it. Are we ever going to get anyone to take responsibility for this? I don’t think so either. What I know is that there are many more parents like myself that are going through the same. Stop going around the bush! I don’t know about the other parents that are in the same situation that I am in, but I’m not looking for someone to blame or get benefit from I would just like for this not to happen to some other baby or family. You need proof? Open your eyes and listen to the thousands of parents screaming to the top of their lungs the same claim.

  4. These two organizations are guilty of more than just this… GMOs, Aspartame, MSGs, fluoride in water and not monitoring the cosmetics industry that allow all sorts of toxins in their products (e.g, sodium laureth sulfates, parabens, etc.) and the list goes on and on.

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