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Posted by deb on November 08, 2000 at 23:22:14:

In Reply to: I am not an Autism doctor, I'm a Pedeatric Gastroenterologist. posted by Frustrated on November 08, 2000 at 09:50:14:

Regarding the causes of autism, I can only say that more research is needed. I am not sure whether I condone trying anything and everything to "treat" it. Here's why, my twin nieces had been diagnosed as autistic. However after reading information on the internet, my sister firmly believes it is more likely mercury poisoning. Her sister-in-law found info on yahoo. The "syptoms" of m.p. are very similar to those of autism. The twins were small and needed bilirubin lights for jaundice for several weeks after their birth. Also, there is now a big stink, Federal government wise, that the DPT, Hib and several other vaccines contain Thimerisol a preservative. Thimerisol contains 49.6% mercury by weight or something like that. Taking into consideration that infants and toddlers are getting 2,3, 4 shots a visit, that is a lot of mercury going into their bodies at a time. More than what is considered safe by the FDA because the FDA approves each injection seperately! WOW! Since my nieces' livers were not functioning 100% it is possible that their bodies couldn't expell the excess mercury.

I have also just found another site that claims there is a link between the MMR shots and autism.
This one seems to make sense too!

I understand that every parent wants what's best for their children, but I don't know if I would want to put my children through every test and medical procedure to "hopefully" find something to make them better especially if autism isn't really what you are treating. I guess it depends on each case and where you are with.

The following are the websites and you can read for yourself and draw your own conclusions.

I'm not a doctor, but am a parent of two young children and am concerned that this hasn't been researched by the FDA sooner. It makes me very irate to think that someone at the FDA wouldn't have looked at each vaccine and then at the schedule it is given to our babies and realise that we might be poisoning our children. I fully believe that immunizations are important, but maybe we should give one shot at a time.... search mercury poisoning*autism
(posted by dad) search 20000306
then scroll down to MMR vaccine causes
autism headline

Best wishes to all of you!

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