Vaccines CAN and DO trigger autism

Thousands of parents describe their children as ‘fine’ one day, then their children suddenly develop autism (a neurological regression) after vaccines.

What does the science say? It agrees…

But first let’s go through the numbers. The increase in autism cases in the last three decades is truly shocking. Before the 1980s, autism was so rare, it was not even tracked. Remember the eye-opening movie RainMan with Dustin Hoffman? Before that movie came out in the early 1980s, many had no idea what autism was.

At that time, statistics put the rate of autism at 1 in every 8,000 children. By the mid-1990s, it was around 1 in 1000 children, but by the mid-2000s, it had risen to 1 in 250. The epidemic has continued and in 2017, the US National Center for Health Statistics just released the latest rate: 1 in every 36 children now have autism (link to report here). These skyrocketing rates clearly prove there is a true epidemic of autism in the United States.

So what is autism? Autism is brain damage caused by brain inflammation, which can be triggered by the heavy metals used as adjuvants (aka ingredients) in vaccines. Just as thousands of parents saw firsthand with their own children. Read some of these stories here.

Doctors usually try to deny any responsibility and connection to the vaccines they gave by saying “Autism is genetic.” But autism is even listed as a possible reaction (or side effect) of vaccines on some of the vaccine inserts. Unfortunately, doctors rarely see these inserts, favoring the pharmaceutical marketing sheets over real science.

So let’s get to that real science — the type that is NOT funded by the pharmaceutical industry that wants to sell vaccines and then the prescription drugs that these children are on to control the symptoms of autism, an issue possibly caused by the vaccines.

There are many studies linking vaccines to the onset of autism as well as many studies linking the popular vaccine ingredient, aluminum, to neurological regression (both autism and Alzheimer’s). Our favourite studies and news reports are below.

GROUNDBREAKING study: elevated aluminium levels found in those with autism

World-famous Cleveland Clinic doctor Mark Hyman has seen firsthand how autism can be treated through detoxification.

TODAY MOST PEOPLE BELIEVE that Autism is a genetic brain disorder. I’m here to tell you that this isn’t true. The real reason we are seeing increasing rates of autism is simply this: Autism is a systemic body disorder that affects the brain. A toxic environment triggers certain genes in people susceptible to this condition. And research supports this position.”  Written by Dr Mark Hyman, Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic

Studies on Autism and Vaccines

A two-phase study evaluating the relationship between Thimerosal-containing vaccine administration and the risk for an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in the United States. Translational Neurodegeneration, 2013

The present study provides new evidence supporting an association between childhood vaccines and the risk of an ASD diagnosis

Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism? Elsevier, 2011

The increase in exposure to aluminum adjuvants significantly correlates with the increase in ASD prevalence

What is regressive autism and why does it occur? Is it the consequence of multi-systemic dysfunction affecting the elimination of heavy metals and the ability to regulate neural temperature? North American Journal of Medical Sciences, 2009

There is a compelling argument that the occurrence of regressive autism is attributable to genetic and chromosomal abnormalities, arising from the overuse of vaccines, which subsequently affects the stability and function of the autonomic nervous system…Heavy Metals and Mercury in particular, affects the function of the Central Nervous System.

Thimerosal Exposure and the Role of Sulfation Chemistry and Thiol Availability in Autism. International Journal of Environmental Health and Public Studies, 2013

The emergence of ASD symptoms post-6 months of age temporally follows the administration of many childhood vaccines.

B-Lymphocytes from a Population of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Unaffected Siblings Exhibit Hypersensitivity to Thimerosal. Journal of Toxicology, 2013

Certain individuals with a mild mitochondrial defect may be highly susceptible to mitochondrial specific toxins like the vaccine preservative thimerosal.

Theoretical aspects of autism: Causes—A reviewJournal of Immunotoxicology, 2011

Causes of autism include genetic mutations and/or deletions, viral infections, and encephalitis following vaccination.

Transcriptomic Analyses of Neurotoxic Effects in Mouse Brain After Intermittent Neonatal Administration of Thimerosal. Toxicological Sciences,2014

Our results indicate that higher dose of neonatal thimerosal-mercury (20× higher than that used in human) is capable of inducing long-lasting substantial dysregulation of neurodevelopment, synaptic function, and endocrine system, which could be the causal involvements of autistic-like behavior

Aluminium in brain tissue in autism. Science Direct, 2018

Shockingly high levels of aluminium have been found in the brains of autistic people, and aluminium in vaccines is implicated as having a part in the mechanism that causes autism.

A positive association found between autism prevalence and childhood vaccination uptake across the U.S. population. Journal of Toxicology and environmental health Part A, 2011 

The higher the proportion of children receiving recommended vaccinations, the higher was the prevalence of autism

Commentary–Controversies surrounding mercury in vaccines: autism denial as impediment to universal immunisation. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, 2014

The CDC published a paper showing that there is no link between the age at which a child is vaccinated with MMR and the vaccinated children’s risk of a subsequent diagnosis of autism. It has now been revealed that statistically significant information was deliberately omitted from the paper. [The raw data from the CDC study was re-analysed]. [It was] confirmed that the risk of autism among African American children vaccinated before the age of 2 years was 340% that of those vaccinated later.

Methodological issues and evidence of malfeasance in research purporting to show thimerosal in vaccines is safe. BioMed Research International, 2014

In a study conducted directly by CDC epidemiologists, a 7.6-fold increased risk of autism from exposure to Thimerosal during infancy was found. The CDC’s current stance that Thimerosal is safe and that there is no relationship between Thimerosal and autism is based on six specific published epidemiological studies coauthored and sponsored by the CDC. The purpose of this review is to examine these six publications and analyze possible reasons why their published outcomes are so different from the results of investigations by multiple independent research groups over the past 75+ years.

Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism. Journal of biomedical science, 2002

Suggesting a strong association between MMR and CNS autoimmunity in autism.

Hepatitis B vaccination of male neonates and autism diagnosis, NHIS 1997-2002. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 2010

Boys vaccinated as neonates had threefold greater odds for autism diagnosis compared to boys never vaccinated or vaccinated after the first month of life.

Similarities in features of autism and asthma and a possible link to acetaminophen use. Medical Hypothesis, 2010

The use of acetaminophen during infancy has also demonstrated a possible link to higher rates of autism.

Acetaminophen (paracetamol) use, measles-mumps-rubella vaccination, and autistic disorder: the results of a parent survey. Autism, 2008

Acetaminophen use after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination was significantly associated with autistic disorder.

A case series of children with apparent mercury toxic encephalopathies manifesting with clinical symptoms of regressive autistic disorders. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 2007

There was a significant dose-response relationship between the severity of the regressive ASDs observed and the total mercury dose children received from Thimerosal-containing vaccines.

A comprehensive review of mercury provoked autism. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 2008

A review of molecular mechanisms indicates that Hg exposure can induce death, disorganization and/or damage to selected neurons in the brain similar to that seen in recent ASD brain pathology studies.

Theoretical aspects of autism: causes–a review. Journal of Immunotoxicology, 2011

Documented causes of autism include genetic mutations and/or deletions, viral infections, and encephalitis following vaccination.

Autism: a novel form of mercury poisoning. Medical Hypothesis, 2001

A review of medical literature and US government data suggests that: (i) many cases of idiopathic autism are induced by early mercury exposure from thimerosal; (ii) this type of autism represents an unrecognized mercurial syndrome; and (iii) genetic and non-genetic factors establish a predisposition whereby thimerosal’s adverse effects occur only in some children.

A prospective study of thimerosal-containing Rho(D)-immune globulin administration as a risk factor for autistic disorders. The Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 2007

The results provide insights into the potential role prenatal mercury exposure may play in some children with ASDs. [Mothers with prenatal mercury were significantly more likely to have children with ASDs].

Hypothesis: conjugate vaccines may predispose children to autism spectrum disorders. Medical Hypothesis, 2011

Conjugate vaccines fundamentally change the manner in which the immune systems of infants and young children function by deviating their immune responses.

The potential importance of steroids in the treatment of autistic spectrum disorders and other disorders involving mercury toxicity. Medical Hypothesis, 2005

There are a number of other diseases that may have a chronic mercury toxicity component, such as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, obesity, ALS, asthma, and other various forms of autoimmune disorders.

Reduced levels of mercury in first baby haircuts of autistic children. International Journal Of Toxicology, 2003 

Hair mercury levels in the autistic group were significantly higher than control group.

Cultured lymphocytes from autistic children and non-autistic siblings up-regulate heat shock protein RNA in response to thimerosal challenge. Neurotoxicology, 2006

The differences [between autistic and non-autistic siblings] in expression profiles between those cells treated with zinc versus thimerosal were dramatic.

A dose-response relationship between organic mercury exposure from thimerosal-containing vaccines and neurodevelopmental disorders. International Journal Of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2014

The cumulative total dose of Hg exposure from thimerosal-containing hepatitis B vaccine (T-HBV) administered within the first six months of life was calculated. [Significant links were found with: specific developmental delay, tic disorder and hyperkinetic syndrome of childhood]. Cases were significantly more likely than controls to receive increased organic-Hg exposure.

Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism? Journal of inorganic biochemistry, 2011

Results show that children from countries with the highest ASD prevalence appear to have the highest exposure to Aluminium from vaccines.

Transcriptomic analyses of neurotoxic effects in mouse brain after intermittent neonatal administration of thimerosal. Toxicology Sciences: An official journal of the society of toxicology, 2014

Results indicate that higher dose of neonatal thimerosal-mercury is capable of inducing long-lasting substantial dysregulation of neurodevelopment, synaptic function, and endocrine system, which could be the causal involvements of autistic-like behavior in mice.

Neurological adverse events associated with vaccination. Current Opinion in Neurology, 2012

The present review summarizes data on neurologic complications following vaccination, and provides evidence that indicates whether they were directly associated with the vaccines. These complications include autism (measles vaccine), multiple sclerosis (hepatitis B vaccine), meningoencephalitis (Japanese encephalitis vaccine), Guillain-Barré syndrome and giant cell arteritis (influenza vaccine), and reactions after exposure to animal rabies vaccine. Seizures and hypotonic/hyporesponsive episodes following pertussis vaccination and potential risks associated with varicella vaccination, as well as vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis following oral poliovirus vaccination, are also described.

A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 1. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 2008 

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