Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Wish I could tell you

This weekend Mom gave me an article from RemedyLife.com, which says that "Several recent studies have further put to rest the notion that the childhood MMR (measles-mumps- rubella) vaccine causes autism."

The MMR vaccine used to (and in other countries still may) include thimerosal, which contains mercury. People were concerned that was a factor in causing autism. (Injecting mercury-filled substances into kids sounds pretty risky to me.)

However. They have not found a link between thimerosal and autism. Autism cases in the U.S. have continued to climb - not decrease - despite the fact that thimerosal is no longer used in the MMR vaccines.

What is causing autism? Sure wish I knew. Wish someone did.


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1 comment:

  1. I have to wonder if they are starting to understand autism more and are therefore able to diagnose it easier. Maybe some of the "weirdies" in school actually had autism but it wasn't as well known at the time.


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