In 1998 a study was done on twelve children that has now been discredited. In that study it was suggested that a mercury-based preservative, thimerosal, which was used in many vaccines was a contributing factor in the surge of autism cases. Since that time there have been at least nine additional studies where no link between vaccinations and autism was found. However, these studies did not take away the fear of possibility that thimerosal could be responsible.
Yet again, a new study has come about. This one from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Instead of twelve children studied, these researchers looked at the medical histories of 1,008 children. Of these, 256 had autism and 752 did not. All were born between 1994 and 1999 when thimerosal was still being used frequently in childhood vaccines. They discovered that children given multiple vaccinations containing thimerosal were not at risk. In fact, kids exposed to the preservative between birth and 20 months had showed slightly lower odds of developing the condition.
A repercussion of parental fear has been children not getting recommended shots. This has caused a resurgence of highly contagious diseases. Regardless of a parent’s belief, keeping the immune system strong through a more alkaline diet, the elimination of soda, reduction of eating fast foods and drinking excellent water in order to flush toxins out of the body can go a long way in protecting our children who have or have not been vaccinated.
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