I was talking with some friends the other day and one of them mentioned that his granddaughter was getting her vaccinations. I sighed, and asked if he really did read my blog or just tell me he did. He told me that he did in fact read some of it, but that a lot was just way way out there and that the vaccine thing was just speculation, and that their doctor has told them there is no actual scientific evidence of any correlation between vaccination and autism. Hunhh. I thought I listed references in my blog in the past, however I grew up in a household with aluminum cookware and my mind is not what it once was. So, here, for all those that think I make up all this crap, are some studies done by real scientists about this very fact.
1. Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY, published in "Annals of Epidemiology" Giving Hepatitis B vaccine to newborn baby boys triples the risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder compared to boys who were not vaccinated as neonates.
2. Researchers at the Neural Dynamics Group, Dept of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia, published in the "Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry" determined that Aluminum used as adjuvant in vaccines is a contributing factor in the rising prevalence of ASD in the Western World. The correlation between ASD and aluminum appears to be highest at the 3-4 months of age when vaccinated. The study shows that several major milestones of brain development coincide with major vaccination timeframes for infants. These include the onset of synaptogenesis, maximal growth velocity of the hippocampus and the onset of amygdala maturation.
3.The department of Economics and Finance at the University of New York, published in "Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health" shows that one or more environmental triggers are needed to develop autism. Their determination is that one or more triggers might be the "battery of vaccinations that young children receive". Their statistical model shows a statistically significant relationship between autism and vaccinations.
4. The Department of Neurosurgery at the Methodist Neurological Institute in Houston, published in "The Journal of Toxicology" shows that ASD is a disorder caused by problem in brain development. Researchers determined that ASD patients have a heightened sensitivity to thimerosal, the mercury based additive to all vaccines.
5. The NCBI published in "Journal of Biomedical Sciences" determined that autism could be the result from an atypical measles infection that produces neurological symptoms. The source, MMR vaccine.
6. Study published in "The Annals of Clinical Psychiatry" states that ASD is likely triggered by a virus, and that MMR vaccines are a likely candidate.
7. Study published in "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" determined that increased vulnerability to oxidative stress and decreased capacity for methylation may contribute to ASD. Viral infections increase oxidative stress and metals, including those found in many vaccines are directly involved in increasing oxidative stress. This one study alone did it for me and the data is pretty conclusive, heavy metals in vaccines can be the trigger for ASD in children.
8. Northeastern University in Boston published in "the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences" determined that the inhibition of the methionine synthase (MS) activity is obstructed by ethanol, lead, mercury, aluminum, and thimerosal. All are definite neurodevelopment toxins.
9. Department of Psychology, University of Northern Iowa, published in "Journal of Child Neurology" researchers determined that a significant relation does exist between blood levels of mercury and the diagnosis of ASD
10. Researchers at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore published in "Journal of Child Neurology" determined that ASD can be associated with mitochondrial dysfunction and that children with such dysfunction might be more prone to develop ASD regression between 18 and 30 months of age if they have immunizations.
11. Center for Morphometric Analysis by the Department of Pediatric Neurology shows that oxidative stress, brain inflammation and microgliosis are documented with toxic exposures to heavy metals. The brains of children with ASD may be conditioned by chronic biomedical abnormalities such as inflammation and heavy metal exposure.
12. Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas determined that thimerosal induced cytotoxicity was associated with depletion of intracellular glutathione (GSH). The study outlines how many vaccines have been neurotoxic, especially to the developing brain. Depletion of GSH is commonly associated with ASD
13, And a whole bunch of docs did this one for "the Public Library of Science" and they determined that elevation in peripheral oxidative stress is consistent with, and may contribute to more SEVERE functional impairments in ASD. We know that oxidative stress is triggered by heavy metals, like the ones in multiple vaccines.
14. NCBI study published in "Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health" has determined that mercury exposure can induce immune, sensory, neurological, motor and behavioral dysfunctions similar to ASD. Based on differential diagnoses, 8 of 9 patients examined were exposed to significant mercury from thimerosal containing vaccine preparations during infancy. These previously normal developing children suffered mercury encephalopathies that manifested with regressive ASD. Their recommendation it to look for mercury intoxication in the differential diagnosis of regressive ASD.
15. Study by the University of Texas Health Science Center published in "US Library of Medicine" states that persistent low-dose exposures to various environmental toxicants including mercury, that occur during critical windows of neural development may increase the risk for developmental disorders such as AUTISM.
16. The University of Pittsburgh study showed that Macaques are commonly used in pre-clinical vaccine safety testing. They feel that there is a large amount of evidence and research that already indicated the links to vaccines cognitive development. The findings raise important safety issues for examining aspects of causation and disease pathogenesis in ASD.
17. Study by the George Washington University School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics determined that significantly increased rate ratios were observed for ASD as a result of exposure to Mercury from Thimerosal containing vaccines.
18. The Kinki University in Osaka Japan published in "Cell Biology and Toxicology" that in combination with the brain pathology observed in patients diagnosed with autism, that there is a plausible pathway for how low dose exposure to mercury from thimerosal vaccines as a cause of ASD.
That's probably enough for now, I have a lot to do today to get ready for the farmers market this afternoon. But I think that this is good start for people to look at to see that there is in fact quite a bit of research that has been done to show the relationship between higher rates of autism and vaccination. It is not just some whacko group of dissidents trying to make trouble somewhere. The real troubling things to me are that a lot of research is being done, however it is all single causation factor research. There is definitive evidence that the heavy metals and formaldehyde and MSG used in vaccines individually might be the cause or maybe a trigger along with other environmental and genetic predisposition towards ASD. However, no one has done any research into the entire spectrum of environmental toxicity and developmental disorders. We know that BT toxin is harmful and it is in every GM food you eat, we know that glyphosate and pesticide residues on our foods is harmful and that GM crops contain huge quantities, we know that heavy metals in our food and in vaccines are harmful, we know all of this, but what happens when they all happen to us at the same time. That is where I personally feel the problems lie, it's the whole kit and kaboodle in its entirety. And the vaccines are in fact for some, the trigger, that little bit of heavy metal poison into a baby's system that puts them over the edge and decreases mental development.
Try to remember that when big pharma tests vaccines on monkeys to see if they die off or not, they don't have any idea if the monkeys develop autism.
According to the FDA, vaccines represent a special category of drugs as they are generally given to healthy individuals. Further according to the FDA, “this places significant emphasis on their vaccine safety”. While the FDA does set an upper limit for Aluminum in vaccines at no more that 850/mg/dose, it is important to note that this amount was selected empirically from data showing that Aluminum in such amounts enhanced the antigenicity of the vaccine, rather than from existing safety. Given that the scientific evidence appears to indicate that vaccine safety is not as firmly established as often believed, it would seem ill advised to exclude pediatric vaccinations as a possible cause of adverse long-term neurodevelopment outcomes , including those associated with autism.