Monday, July 18, 2005

Autism and Thimerosal - Mercury-based preservative used in children's vaccines

If you have children or grandchildren who were born after 1989, you will be highly interested in our topic on Guide To Self and Beyond Radio on Wednesday July 20, 2005. The show begins at 5 pm on KDIA 1640 AM in the SF bay area. Or you can listen to it live on

We will be interviewing David Kirby, author of Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic. David Kirby has been a contributor to the New York Times for eight years, where he writes articles on science and health among other subjects.

As a school psychologist, I?ve witnessed first hand the explosion of childhood mental disorders such as ADHD, speech and language disorders and autism. I?ve also seen how a disorder such as autism can tear a family apart due to financial pressures, emotional fatigue, and physical exhaustion. Autism used to be considered a rare disease. However, it became an epidemic in the past fifteen years. Autism has spiked from 1 in every 10,000 children in 1987 to 1 in every 166 children today. I?ve done observations on students who would hide under tables, curl into fetal positions, cover their ears and scream wildly, flap their arms, overfocus on spinning cups, and not have a clue how to connect with another person socially or emotionally. This spike in the autism epidemic coincides extremely well with the increased number of vaccines required by the US Government. Most of these vaccines contained Thimerosal, which is 49% mercury based. The mercury is a preservative to enable mutliple doses of vaccines to be bottled together, although it doesn't work very well as a preservative.

In any case, children born since 1990 were given up to 600 times the recommended healthy dose for an adult as published by the FDA (0.1 mcg per lb. of body weight).

David's book presents a convincing argument that the Thimerosal in the vaccine (or ethylmercury - a known neuro toxin which kills brain cells and other cells) lead to this recent epidemic in autism (and some ADHD, speech and language disorders).

All three of my children were born after 1989 and what I?ve discovered in this book during the past week is enough to make my blood boil.

Back when I was working as a school psych in the public schools, it was commonly accepted that autism was a rare genetic disorder, yet there?s no such thing as an genetic epidemic. Now it seems that there may be a different, more relevant and more disturbing cause of autism, ADHD, and other brain disorders in our children. It also appears that our United States government knew about the risks and tried to conceal them from us. Stay tuned, you won?t want to miss this one.

Tune in KDIA 1640 AM 5 pm - 6 pm. Or come download it at our website, The show should be available 2-3 days after the initial airing.

All my love,

Dr. John


At 11:07 PM, Anonymous Pat Sullivan said...

Dr. Schinnerer, thanks in advance for intereviewing Mr. Kirby about this important topic!

If you have the time, please be sure to talk about the implications of mercury toxicity in adults.

I have written a book called WELLNESS PIECE BY PIECE about the subject as my research has led me to believe that, among other things, chronic mercury exposure from mercury amalgams (aka. "silver fillings") has been one of the causative factors for my own chronic recurrent bouts with IBS, adrenal fatigue, insomnia, and unfortunately much more!

You can read more at my blog.


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