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Old 07-24-2009, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by County Mike
According to my mom (nurse) the high autism rate is caused by the vaccinations most kids are getting these days.

This has been proven untrue.

From time to time, rumors circulate that thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative once used in several vaccines (and still used in some flu vaccine), could contribute to ASDs. However, valid scientific studies have shown there is no link. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Medical Association (AMA), the CDC, and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) agree that science does not support a link between thimerosal in vaccines and autism. For the IOM report, please go to http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3793/4705/4717.aspx


From: http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases...arentfacts.htm


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