"Studies indicate that autism may be the result of adverse reactions to childhood vaccinations. Doctor Alan Cohen, an environmental physician from Connecticut, notes that high levels of autism and attention deficit disorder (ADD) did not occur until the mandatory use of childhood vaccinations, and suggest that there may be a connection between certain vaccines and the onset of these conditions. A recent FDA statement concludes that children are exposed to unsafe levels of mercury through vaccines containing Thimerosal, which has been linked to autism. Thimerosal in vaccine form is 50 times m ore toxic than plain mercury. Since infants are unable to excrete mercury, it accumulates in the brain cells, nerves, gut and liver, causing symptoms of poisoning."
Gary Null, Ph.D
"Disease Deities on Capitol Hill Address Autism: Vaccine Injuries Reflect a Deeper Political Pathology
by Dr. Leonard Horowitz
On April 17, 2002 a number of U.S. Autism Ambassadors toured the Capitol Building in Washington by invitation of Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa. The following day, five ambassadors cross examined government officials representing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) concerning heavy metal toxicity and skyrocketing autism rates increasingly linked to vaccination
politics and policies. I was among these five concerned citizens and professional panelists. What we witnessed during our tour of Capitol Hill prepared us for what we experienced during this Congressional hearing.
During the congressional hearing led by Indiana Republican Dan Burton, and other Congressmen including Connecticut Republican Christopher Shays, informed the audience that despite the stunning increase in autism rates with its established link to vaccines containing mercury (i.e., thimerosal), Congress had requested an additional $75 million for government officials favoring vaccines to study autism. Hearing officials determined that the CDC had commissioned a classified study that examined the impact of vaccines containing mercury on the brain, nervous and immune systems of children. Their altered report secreted a horrifying conclusion that America's youth was, in fact, being crippled en masse by drug makers' use of mercury in vaccines. Furthermore, Dan Burton alluded to the disturbing conflicts of interest common to the vaccine industry in which oversight agencies such as the CDC's vaccine advisory board, ACIP, are frequently represented by paid industry officials and drug company scientists. Here, the majority of members favor policies supporting drug companies and vaccinations
increasingly found harmful to the American people.
Given the above, I addressed my statement and single question to government officials thusly:
"How can we assure that putting the 'fox in charge of the hen house,' so to speak, will do what needs to be done-stop the autism epidemic-without a full, top to bottom, 'house cleaning' within the NIH, CDC, NIAID, ACIP, NIMH, and FDA, freeing this bureaucracy from special pharmaceutical industry biases and influences, especially since the lives of our children, our nation's future, is at great risk?"