Court says thimerosal did not cause autism

March 12, 2010 By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID , AP Science Writer

(AP) -- A federal court has ruled that the vaccine additive thimerosal does not cause autism.

The court expressed sympathy for coping with their autistic children, but concluded Friday that they had not proved the children's illness was a result of the mercury-containing preservative in the vaccine.

Last year, the same court rejected claims that the was caused by a combination of vaccines with thimerosal and other vaccines.

That decision has now been appealed to the Supreme Court.

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NameIsNotNick
4 / 5 (1) Mar 12, 2010
This is an issue for Science, not the courts... and Science has already rendered a verdict.
JerryPark
5 / 5 (1) Mar 12, 2010
"This is an issue for Science, not the courts... and Science has already rendered a verdict."

Neither the courts nor scientific effort has revealed the causes of autism.
Caliban
not rated yet Mar 12, 2010
Any way you slice it- mercury is a known, powerful toxin, so it should be impossible to justify its continued use as a preservative in substances introduced into the body, with or without knowledge or consent.
deatopmg
1 / 5 (1) Mar 13, 2010
It appears that vitamin D3 deficiency, pregnant mother and/or child, is at least partially responsible for autism, whereas, the evidence for Hg is, at best, very weak.
"The dose makes the poison" - Paracelsus

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