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April 5th, 2012, 07:01 AM
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Hopefully as more thoughtful and insightful studies are performed to understand the causes of autism, the baseless claims against vaccination will cease.

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to most of the non-vaccinating parents, autism isnt their only concern. but whos to say that heavy metals dont aggravate the autism-prone children [the ones with a lot of glitches]? its a fact that heavy metals and other chemicals have been increasing as rapidly as the rates of autism. just a thought.
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April 9th, 2012, 09:05 AM
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to most of the non-vaccinating parents, autism isnt their only concern. but whos to say that heavy metals dont aggravate the autism-prone children [the ones with a lot of glitches]? its a fact that heavy metals and other chemicals have been increasing as rapidly as the rates of autism. just a thought.
Actually, that's not a fact. The only heavy metal that has ever been present in vaccines (ethyl mercury) is virtually eliminated from the pediatric schedule. If you are also referring to aluminum, it is a soft metal, not a heavy metal. Nevertheless, the aluminum found in vaccines are compounds of aluminum salts, not straight aluminum. It's also ubiquitous to the environment: if you eat, drink or breathe, your body has aluminum in it right now. The amount in vaccines is are drops in the bucket by comparison. Plus it's water soluble and excreted from the body rather quickly.
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to most of the non-vaccinating parents, autism isnt their only concern. but whos to say that heavy metals dont aggravate the autism-prone children [the ones with a lot of glitches]? its a fact that heavy metals and other chemicals have been increasing as rapidly as the rates of autism. just a thought.
When the MMR vaccine as discontinued in Japan, the one that was thought to cause autism, autism rates did NOT decrease.

I read an intersting theory that a vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could be the cause of increased autism rates.

And one more thing, this is purely anectdotal, but I work as an occupational therapist. Many kids on my case load definently have autism, but then there are some that we question the diagnosis. One kid was put on services because he cries anytime his parents tell him to do anything. Other than that, his academic achievement and social skills are very normal for a three year old. I sometimes wonder if it is over diagnosed.

This is also anecdotal but the most severe case of autism that I worked with was a child who was NOT vaccinated.

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Interesting article.
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It's not baseless. Vaccines can cause brain damage, which often leads to an autism diagnosis.

There are other causes of Autism too, just as there are many causes of cancer.
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Actually, that's not a fact. The only heavy metal that has ever been present in vaccines (ethyl mercury) is virtually eliminated from the pediatric schedule. If you are also referring to aluminum, it is a soft metal, not a heavy metal. Nevertheless, the aluminum found in vaccines are compounds of aluminum salts, not straight aluminum. It's also ubiquitous to the environment: if you eat, drink or breathe, your body has aluminum in it right now. The amount in vaccines is are drops in the bucket by comparison. Plus it's water soluble and excreted from the body rather quickly.

Most of the things you stated here are incorrect.

It Is a heavy metal.

The body processes things differently based on how it is introduced to the body.

Here is one study:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23609067

"The literature demonstrates clearly negative impacts of aluminum on the nervous system across the age span. In adults, aluminum exposure can lead to apparently age-related neurological deficits resembling Alzheimer's and has been linked to this disease and to the Guamanian variant, ALS-PDC. Similar outcomes have been found in animal models. In addition, injection of aluminum adjuvants in an attempt to model Gulf War syndrome and associated neurological deficits leads to an ALS phenotype in young male mice. In young children, a highly significant correlation exists between the number of pediatric aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines administered and the rate of autism spectrum disorders. Many of the features of aluminum-induced neurotoxicity may arise, in part, from autoimmune reactions, as part of the ASIA syndrome."

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