‘Pediatricians don’t read the science;’ Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says autism linked to mercury in vaccines

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stepped out from under his famous father's shadow as an activist for environmental causes, with much of the scientific community standing with him.

Now he's taken on a cause that puts him at odds with the scientific and medical establishment.

"Pediatricians don't read the science," said Kennedy when asked why the vast majority of doctors say his view is incorrect.

Kennedy was in studio Monday talking about what he believes is a link between Thimerosol, a mercury additive in some vaccines, and autism.

The scion of America's most famous political family was in town for the showing of a documentary that promotes his view of Thimerosol. The film, called "Trace Amounts," follows the story of a man who's experience of mercury poisoning led to a crusade against mercury in vaccines.

Kennedy answered questions about the issue in the interview posted above.

61 comments

  • bepatienz

    Well, how, exactly, is Mr. Kennedy qualified to understand “the science?”
    He is so far behind the curve that, in baseball terms, the pitcher would already be scuffing the ball long after Kennedy wiffed.

    • elnura1

      Mr. Kennedy most likely sat down with many “genuine” scientist over the years and had them walk him through the science. Since he has nothing to gain and is not on someone’s payroll he’s in a position to ask question many of the paid pro-vaccine propagandist don’t ask. He stated a number of years ago he has been given access to information that has not been made public by researchers who want the information about the dangers of vaccines revealed to the public yet are unwilling to risk being ostracized and have their careers ruined by the likes of Merck or the CDC.

    • suizou

      As a woman who has spent a great deal of her life in hospitals for an autoimmune disease that turns out is vaccine created, I can attest to Mr. Kennedy’s statement as it relates to the vastly fallible human working in ANY field. Please stop with the doctor worshipping. How can we trust those who do not study even nutrition? The majority I’ve encountered are butchers with a psychopathic interest in experimentation.

    • Eve

      Don’t agree with your comment @Vincent! I think it’s more the other way round. The media and big pharma are fear mongering people into vaccinating and the media have been good at that tactic for years! It’s great we are hearing information like this, but I think it was Fox’s intent to discredit Kennedy which they couldn’t, that’s why they cut him off at the end!

      • The Yakima Kid

        It is more likely they cut him off in order to avoid laughing in his face. You are aware that the preservative he claims is causing autism was removed from immunizations *years* ago?
        I went to school with children who had polio. I also note that studies done by the March of Dimes found that much of the increase in “autism” came from revising diagnostic priorities. Many children who would have been considered mentally retarded or childhood schizophrenics are today diagnosed as autistic. Note also the invention of “autism spectrum disorders”, some of which are pretty indistinguishable from normal behavior.
        Look up the film “In Our Care” on the web. It was made in Oregon about the retarded children at the old Fairview Home. Note that there are more than a few spinning, sitting and rocking, obsessively doing the same thing over and over and over. Today these children would probably be diagnosed as autistic, not mentally retarded.

      • Eve

        @The Yakima Kid – Please make sure your facts are correct before speaking. Isn’t it bias that The March of Dimes advocates CDC and then do a study on the vaccine.
        Polio hasn’t been caught in the U.S. for over 30 years. Polio is contagious in unhygienic conditions in countries like Pakistan and parts of Asia now, so wouldn’t it make sense and cost effective to get people tested arriving from these countries so they don’t bring the disease with them into the U.S. The polio vaccine is not 100% effective, yet people think it is. Why all the hype about polio now? You need to look at the bigger picture and look outside the box. Look at the facts and do some research!
        The doco you were talking about was done in 1959 – diagnosis has changed a lot since then! Doctors said back then that smoking was healthy too until 1964 when the govnt publicised to the U.S. public the link between smoking and cancer. Yet the govnt was advised of the study and outcome in 1957. This is a fact. The doctors who did research and speak up about smokings link to cancer back then were called quacks and majority of people didn’t believe them or were incorrectly discredited.
        So basically nothing will get done about vaccines until the govnt do something! And since big pharma have so much power now, I don’t think much will get publicised if at all sadly. That’s why the people are starting to speak up!

      • The Yakima Kid

        Eve, polio is contagious in hygienic and unhygienic conditions; the virus doesn’t care. The US, not exactly a monument to poor sanitation, had horrendous polio outbreaks in the 20th Century. Some researchers actually believe that polio became more common as hygiene improved.
        The flu immunization is the only immunization given in childhood that still contains thimerosal.
        My husband just commented that once they have developed a reliable stem cell treatment for replacing the motor nerves destroyed by the post-polio auto-immune reaction, and a method to prevent that reaction to destroy the new nerves; as well as ways to prevent or reverse the CNS damage from measles, meningitis, and other diseases; and find ways to cure all of the horrendous impacts of preventable diseases – THEN, and only THEN, can we discuss your fantasy safer immunization free world.
        Eve, have you taken upper division coursework in biochemistry, physiology, and microbiology? Because if you haven’t, the bogus claims of conspiracy theorists are likely to seem credible to you, as demonstrated by your assumption that polio only spreads in unhygienic countries – polio spreads in countries like Pakistan because political and religious leaders enjoy attacking “the West” by claiming that immunizations are actually secret sterilization shots directed at Muslims or the local religious or ethnic group. Note that after the horrendous polio outbreak in North Africa, the ranting against immunizations ceased when the Saudis and others egging on the anti-Western sentiment triggered by mythologizing immunizations suddenly realized that people from the affected countries were coming to their countries to work, for religious reasons, etc. Suddenly, it was everyone’s duty to immunize, and there was a massive importation of immunizations manufactured in a Muslim country – I believe Indonesia.

      • Eve

        Polio is contagious from consumption of polio contaminated faeces, mostly found in water & food in poorer countries who have limited access to clean water and food. So good hygiene does play an important role in keeping these few polio contaminated countries safer. This info is everywhere!
        We all have a choice to listen to reputable unbias research, and make decisions based on factual safe vaccine use. People haven’t been asking big pharma enough questions and they’re getting away with….. It’s only now people are asking the questions, and that’s a good thing as it makes big pharma work harder for us, the people, our children’s long term health. If we didn’t ask questions what happens?

      • bob

        Eve: Do you ever READ the nonsense you post? In the same post you said “Polio hasn’t been diagnosed in the U.S. in over 30 years” AND “the polio vaccine isn’t 100% effective.”

        Which one is true? Make up your mind.

        Polio is almost eliminated in the U.S. because of the vaccine, you drooling idiot.

      • The Yakima Kid

        Eve, in the west the oral-oral route is a rather common way of spreading polio.
        Why don’t you take some basic sciences work so that I can quit having to constantly correct you?

      • Eve

        Bob, it’s proven the polio vaccine does not work 100% like the Australian case back in 2007. A man who was vaccinated travelled to Pakistan in 2007 and caught polio virus. So yes, both my points are correct! This is a fact. Look it up!
        Yakima Kid, look up how you are infected by polio and the most common ways it’s infected!
        Both of you need to get your fact rights first before speaking, and I don’t go that low to call people names :)

    • Karla

      If you listen, he’s not condemning vaccines, in fact he states he’s pro vaccine and has his children vaccinated. What he is discussing is Thimerisol which studies have proven is harmful. Hence the reason it has been removed or reduced in most children’s vaccines.

    • Jeff M.

      Look at the science, Vincent. Scholar.google.com ref’s published papers. Execute searches for ‘aluminum hydroxide’ and ‘microglial activation’. Or autism.

      It is well understood and agreed upon that aluminum hydroxide is toxic. The mechanisms of how aluminum enters the brain are understood. The permanent activation of the brain’s immune response, microglial activation, is understood. And the effects of immunologist excitotoxicity is understand.

      5 flu shots in the span of 10 years increases the odds of alzheimer’s 10x. What do you think the effect of 60 vaccines is on a neurodevelopment process that we don’t fully comprehend?!

      The glutamate receptors involved in the brain’s immune response were only discovered 30 years ago— well after the use of aluminum hydroxide was adopted in the use of vaccines in 1926.

      The anti-vax movement isn’t anti-science. It’s pro new science. And the support in the published literature is daunting amidst increasing support in the scientific community.

      The Stanford scientist who discovered cardiac stem cells is now validating links between vaccines and autism. A scientist who has authored 2000 peer reviewed papers and authored the textbooks on immunology is onboard. Etc.

      Just look. And see what you find and learn. You may be surprised.

  • Anne McElroy Dachel

    Here’s what informed parents know:

    …Neither the doctor nor the vaccine maker has any liability for vaccine damage — they’ve been protected by federal law. Instead victims have to appeal to a federal program where they’re up against government lawyers defending the government’s vaccine schedule, using government money. Few people ever receive compensation. Those that have report it took between seven and fourteen years.

    …The current vaccine schedule has more than tripled since 1983 without a single study on the cumulative effect.

    …Officials refuse to call for the one study that could settle the debate over vaccine safety immediately. There has never been a simple study comparing the health outcomes of fully-vaccinated and never-vaccinated children. If never-vaccinated kids also have the same health problems that vaccinated ones have-namely, autism, learning problems, asthma, diabetes, severe allergies, seizure disorder, sleep disorders–the proof of no would be there for all to see. (And with so many parents now too scared to vaccinate, the study group is out there.) Unless and until this study is done, questions of safety remain unanswered.

    …In 2008 it was announced that medical experts at Health and Human Services had conceded the vaccine injury case of Hannah Poling, the young Georgia girl who regressed into autism immediately following routine vaccinations.

    …In 2011 it was revealed that the federal government compensated 83 cases of vaccine injuries that included autism over the last two decades, all the while officials were adamant that there is no link.

    …AND THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PARENTS EVERYWHERE WHO KEEP TALKING ABOUT TAKING THEIR HEALTHY CHILDREN IN FOR ROUTINE VACCINES AND HAVING THOSE SAME CHILDREN SUDDENLY LOSE LEARNED SKILLS, INCLUDING SPEECH, AND REGRESS INTO AUTISM. AND THEY’RE NEVER GOING TO STOP.

    Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism

    • The Yakima Kid

      I here immunizations also cause smelly feet, spoiled milk, and Communism. We need to bring back polio, just like in my youth.

      BTW, the diseases you mention existed long before immunizations were common or routine. In the 19th Century, many of the “lungers” who headed for the southwest and the Rocky Mountains weren’t tubercular – they were asthmatics like President Theodore Roosevelt.

      You can read about some of them in ancient medical treatises, or medieval medical references.

      • Karla

        Yakima Kid. What are your credentials and background in knowledge of this subject? Sounds like you need to do some more homework before you start debating others on the internet. Your claim that Thimerosal is no longer used is incorrect. Per the CDC: Is thimerosal being used in other vaccines?

        Since 2001, no new vaccine licensed by FDA for use in children has contained thimerosal as a preservative, and all vaccines routinely recommended by CDC for children younger than 6 years of age have been thimerosal-free, or contain only trace amounts of thimerosal, except for some formulations of influenza vaccine. The most recent and rigorous scientific research does not support the argument that thimerosal-containing vaccines are harmful. CDC and FDA continually evaluate new scientific information about the safety of vaccines.

        Also, there is a lot of credible science supporting the fact that some vaccines are harmful. It’s not just about conspiracy theories. Enough credibility was found that some vaccines cause harm, which resulted in Ronald Reagan signing the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-660) which created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

        So perhaps you should do more credible research before you start berating and belittling others who have done their homework.

      • The Yakima Kid

        And while you were busy being outraged, no one ever said that immunizations are completely harmless. The most severe alleged reactions – other than allergic reactions – happen so rarely that no one knows if they are caused by immunizations or something else.

        Yes, there have been disastrous immunizations that caused harm; there have also been cases of children dying from the anesthetic used to set a broken arm (happened to the daughter of a colleague of my father’s.)

        One reason that the federal government compensates those who claim harm from immunizations is that it is easier and cheaper to pay off people who claim damages than to run a trial case. Many of those who received compensation have received it for alleged damages that no one knows if they were caused by the immunizations or not. There is a reason that trial lawyers favor certain states for trying liability cases – you have to find a jury ignorant enough to consider an automobile defective if it catches fire after being rear-ended at a stop sign by a drunk driving 70 mph. (Quick, exercise for the audience – being rear-ended by a car going 70 mph while you are stopped is the equivalent of your car being dropped how many feet? How many stores on a building?

  • Anne McElroy Dachel

    Toxic mercury AND aluminum are both used in vaccines, yet neither additive was ever tested or approved by the FDA. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has conducted population studies in recent years showing both additives to be safe, but their epidemiological research is well know for being easily flawed and the findings manipulated. Every study on vaccine safety done by the CDC, the agency that runs the vaccine program, has been shown to have ties to the vaccine makers. Why do we continue to rely solely on this conflicted agency’s science?

    Parents need to educate themselves. See the National Vaccine Information Center http://www.nvic.org/

    Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism

  • Anne McElroy Dachel

    There is no real informed consent when it comes to vaccinations. We have a federally approved vaccine schedule mandated by the states for which manufacturers have no liability. There is no incentive for them to produce a truly safe product. The U.S. Supreme Court declared vaccines “unavoidably unsafe,” yet we have a one-size-fits-every-child schedule with no means of knowing which children may be susceptible to vaccine side effects. Parents truly are forced to play a game that can only be described as “Vaccine Roulette.”

    Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism

  • cdolling86

    Go RFK Jr! It doesn’t take a genius to read the science & see the corruption behind the CDC. Thank you Mr Kennedy for all your efforts & bringing out the truth far too many are ignorant to!

  • J Bishop

    Thank you, Eric Gladden & RFK, Jr! The federal “health” agencies have betrayed our children and left many of them disabled without attempts for recovery a truthful admission of grave error would have facilitated. Thimerosal was “removed” (phased out very gradually), still without supervision of actual levels today, at a rate much slower than implied to the public while administration of flu vaccine (more than 90% thimerosal preserved at the time) was increasingly encouraged without evidence of efficacy or safety for pregnant women and infants. Also, the already high level of aluminum adjuvant, untested at the time, but known to act in synergy with thimerosal, has also increased. Vaccines are not studied for risk against a true control group (i.e. never vaccinated group). The overall cumulative effect and safety of the current “recommended” schedule, which many pediatricians have treated as required without question (they have no liability for vaccine problems), has never been studied. Our children suffer with asthma, allergies, autoimmunity, levels of learning disabilities and neurological difficulties (possibly as high as 1 in 6) that dwarf the epidemic rate of paralytic polio seen in the 1950s (1 in 2700). The infant and childhood mortality ranking of the U.S. also falls far below that of developed and some “developing” countries.

  • Eve

    Totally agree! The big pharma companies care more about profit than the health and long term effects of vaccines on our children. There are safer options out there. You just need to do some research. Parents/care givers have the right and obligation to make the safest choice possible for their own children. I trust myself before big pharma. I wish more people did research and didn’t take everything that comes out of big pharma biased mouths as gospel! It makes me sick thinking about the the power, greed and money big pharma have and it’s getting worse. Wake up people before it’s too late!

  • The Yakima Kid

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is a trial lawyer and an activist; he has no scientific background. He has not looked at the science, and he complains about mercury in immunizations – apparently unaware that mercury was removed from immunizations *years ago.*

    He joins the list of ignorant celebrities who people believe because they think they are “nice people” or “are rich enough that they don’t have an agenda.” Unfortunately, ignorance and magical thinking can be agendas in and of themselves.

    He joins such scientific luminaries as Jim Carrey, Jenny McCarthy, Rob Schneider, Melanie Phillips, and Joe Scarborough. it is unfortunate the media don’t give even *half* the attention to actual biochemists, immunologists, and physicians as they give to celebrities when covering scientific issues.

    • Eve

      @The Yakima Kid I think you need to do some research and stop being ignorant. Look at the FDA website and you will see some vaccines including the flu vaccine have Thimerosal (Mercury) in them.

      • slugsgomoo

        The only vaccine in use in the US with Thimerisol is the multi-dose vial of the flu vaccine.

        http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/SafetyAvailability/VaccineSafety/UCM096228 They actually have a list of which vaccines have ANY amount in them.

        The fact that the entire movement was started by a discredited doctor who developed a fraudulent study in order to discredit the MMR vaccine… Not because of altruism, but because he was working on his own replacement vaccine (follow the money) Wakefield only became a “crusader” when his vaccine failed, his monetary backing dried up, and really after he was barred from practicing medicine for gross ethical violations.

        But really, doctors promoting fraud, porn stars, and other celebrities selling their books, speaking engagements and “natural cures” are the little guy fighting for the truth against the entire scientific community.

        The thing that really cracks me up is the “big pharma” motivation. If anything, if they are as evil as the anti-vaxxers claim, they should be champions of the fight against vaccines. Vaccines are pennies compared to the life long medical treatment required by many of the vaccine preventable diseases.

        I’m just thankful I was born long enough ago that my parents and their parents remembered how horrible life pre-vaccines was, and gave me the gift of good health.

    • Dr raymond Burns

      Ok.. You either have a financial interest you have not disclosed, or your just as uninformed as the populace. There is thimerasol in vaccines dumbass. Go to a doctor and read a vaccine insert. When you spew this fear you sound just like the uniformed talking heads on TV. Break your programming and stop the fear mongering, it isn’t welcome and you sound like an idiot. Get informed, you obviously know nothing about the current state of vaccine policy in the world. Tetrahedron.org, CDC.gov, georgegordon.com. All good places to start so you do not embarrass yourself by spewing like you have.

      • The Yakima Kid

        The only childhood immunization that still contains mercury is the influenza immunization.
        Get over it.
        BTW, are you an MD or DO? I suspect not.

  • The Yakima Kid

    BTW, if you’re worried about aluminum, go into the kitchen and toss the alum, and the baking powder. Check every single package of prepared food and all food mixes. And check every single pot, pan, utensil. dish, etc. Aluminum hides in all sorts of strange places, including shampoos and soaps.

    • Eve

      I was just correcting your false statement. But if I must go on…
      Aluminum is present in many things around us. It’s in food, air, water, and soil and is said to be harmless when swallowed because it doesn’t absorb into the body’s blood stream when consumed. But I’m talking about Thimerosal which is a preservative and has aluminium in it. A lot of countries have banned it in their vaccines now, so why hasn’t the U.S.? Why isn’t there testing (by external unbias companies) of this vaccine component? Sorry but it’s BS!

  • suizou

    Pediatricians don’t read the science. As a woman who has spent a great deal of her life in hospitals, I can attest to this statement as it relates to the vastly fallible human working in ANY field. Please stop with the doctor worshipping. How can we trust those who do not study even nutrition?

  • suizou

    The CDC is the vaccine industry. The top officials in both the CDC and the vaccine industry have worked in both organizations. Everyone gets paid off. It’s corrupt and fraudulent as can be. As a woman who has spent a great deal of her childhood through now in hospitals for an autoimmune disease that turns out is vaccine created, I can attest to Mr. Kennedy’s statement as it relates to the vastly fallible human working in ANY field. Please stop with the doctor worshipping. How can we trust those who do not study even nutrition? The majority I’ve encountered are butchers with a psychopathic interest in experimentation.

  • chris

    Although I am not a fan of the Kennedy Clan, this is one time I agree. the Dr Ianneli who posts on this page is angry at anyone who questions the ‘science’ of vaccines. think of this way…. inject live viruses and other poisons 48 times before 5 years old into a child… not a conspiracy a mandate by big pharma… and the lucky paid lobbyists….

  • Sheree

    It appears to me that the newscaster, or his bosses didn’t really want to hear any rebuttal to the clips aired. The newscaster appears to speak more than Mr. Kennedy, which is a real shame if someone is hoping to glean any truth. As he said, there are hundreds of legit studies that have been done linking vaccines to Autism. It’s really common knowledge at this point, despite programs like this that wish to use the CDC as a reputable source. The CDC Whistleblower, soon to testify before congress, has proven with documented evidence that the CDC lies. The CDC revolving door from Gov to Pharma is insane. The American people are waking up to owns the CDC.

  • Fria

    my question to you all: How much aluminum is allowed in vaccines? Is there any regulations on the amount? I think not!

    • The Yakima Kid

      Mr. Kennedy doesn’t read the science; I can’t speak on the pediatricians.

      Here is a handly list of citations to more than *20* articles that found no connection whatsoever between immunizations and autism. It did find that Dr. Wakefield is no longer permitted to practice medicine in the UK due to his fraud and conflict of interest issues.

  • Dr raymond Burns

    Now now. Just because someone says something your doctor doesn’t, does not mean he’s wrong. Can anyone of you intellectuals who are calling him wrong ever read a vaccine safety study? No, you haven’t because there are none. Wake up dumbasses, your becoming extinct

  • Amy

    It’s not just the mercury! You’re artificially tricking the immune system!! MMR is one of the worse and it does NOT contain mercury. The body wasn’t designed to handle this man-made product. I am so utterly confused how people can’t wrap their mind around the fact that a pharmaceutical can have side effects. ESPECIALLY in multiple doses and ESPECIALLY in babies with immature immune systems. That’s it. Side effects include swelling of the brain, seizures and YES “symptoms” of autism. It doesn’t happen to everyone but it DOES happen. A family friend had brain damage from MMR. She developed seizures following the vaccination and never spoke a word until she died in her 20’s. The dr told her that indeed it was a “rare” side effect and encouraged her to get government compensation but since the child required around the clock care, they never had the energy to tackle the hoops the government set in place. And believe me, it takes YEARS. If you wanna vaccinate, then by all means, it’s your choice, but I can’t believe the “casualties” of vaccination seem to mean nothing. But, the CDC can run a commercial about the measles and panic is stricken in everyone. In this day and age, you HAVE to open your mind. Any pharmaceutical that can impose side effects should never ever be mandated. You would care if it happened to someone you love.

    • Chris Robison

      Aluminum is present in many things around us. It’s in food, air, water, and soil and is said to be harmless when swallowed because it doesn’t absorb into the body when consumed. Aluminum is put into vaccines as an adjuvant to help them “work better” or to “enhance” them. So what is the concern about injecting aluminum into the blood stream?

      According to the FDA:

      “Aluminum may reach toxic levels with prolonged parenteral administration [this means injected into the body] if kidney function is impaired . . . Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature neonates [babies], who received parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per day, accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity [for a tiny newborn, this toxic dose would be 10 to 20 micrograms, and for an adult it would be about 350 micrograms]. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration.” [Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Document NDA 19-626/S-019, Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for Dextrose Injections.]

      And also:

      “Aluminum content in parenteral drug products could result in a toxic accumulation of aluminum in individuals receiving TPN therapy. Research indicates that neonates [newborns] and patient populations with impaired kidney function may be at high risk of exposure to unsafe amounts of aluminum. Studies show that aluminum may accumulate in the bone, urine, and plasma of infants receiving TPN. Many drug products used in parenteral therapy [injections] may contain levels of aluminum sufficiently high to cause clinical manifestations [symptoms] . . . parenteral aluminum bypasses the protective mechanism of the GI tract and aluminum circulates and is deposited in human tissues. Aluminum toxicity is difficult to identify in infants because few reliable techniques are available to evaluate bone metabolism in . . . infants . . . Although aluminum toxicity is not commonly detected clinically, it can be serious in selected patient populations, such as neonates [newborns], and may be more common than is recognized.” [Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Document 02N-0496, Aluminum in Large and Small Volume Parenterals Used in Total Parenteral Nutrition. Available online at: http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/98fr/oc0367.pdf%5D

      So basically from those documents we learn that if a premature baby receives more than 10 mcg of aluminum in an IV, it can accumulate in their bones and brain, and can be toxic.

      The FDA maximum requirements for aluminum received in an IV is 25 mcg per day. The suggested aluminum per kg of weight to give to a person is up to 5mcg. (so a 5 pounds baby should get no more than 11mcg of aluminum.) Anything that has more than 25 mcg of aluminum is *supposed* to have a label that says:

      WARNING: This product contains aluminum that may be toxic. Aluminum may reach toxic levels with prolonged parenteral administration if kidney function is impaired. Premature neonates are particularly at risk because their kidneys are immature, and they require large amounts of calcium and phosphate solutions, which contain aluminum.

      Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature neonates, who receive parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 [micro]g/kg/day accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration. [http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=201.323]

      — Vaccines, for some reason, are not required to have this label and also are not required to follow the maximum dosage of 25 mcg.

      So doing some math — the following are examples of weight with their corresponding maximum levels of aluminum, per the FDA:

      8 pound, healthy baby: 18.16 mcg of aluminum

      15 pound, healthy baby: 34.05 mcg of aluminum

      30 pound, healthy toddler: 68.1 mcg of aluminum

      50 pound, healthy child: 113 mcg of aluminum

      150 pound adult: 340.5 mcg of aluminum

      350 pound adult: 794.5 mcg of aluminum

      So how much aluminum is in the vaccines that are routinely given to children?

      Hib (PedVaxHib brand only) – 225 mcg per shot
      Hepatitis B – 250 mcg
      DTaP – depending on the manufacturer, ranges from 170 to 625 mcg
      Pneumococcus – 125 mcg
      Hepatitis A – 250 mcg
      HPV – 225 mcg
      Pentacel (DTaP, HIB and Polio combo vaccine) – 330 mcg
      Pediarix (DTaP, Hep B and Polio combo vaccine) – 850 mcg

      At birth, most children are given the hepatitis B vaccination. The amount of aluminum in the Hepatitis B vaccine alone is almost 14 TIMES THE AMOUNT OF ALUMINUM THAT IS FDA-APPROVED.

      At well-child check-ups, it’s common for 2 month, 4 month, 6 month etc., appointments to include up to 8 vaccinations that add up to more than 1,000 mcg of aluminum. Look at the chart above and notice that that amount isn’t even safe for a 350 pound adult. And many children get up to 8 vaccinations a visit several times a year!

      According to the FDA and the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), what happens if a child receives more than the maximum required dose of aluminum?

      Aluminum builds up in the bones and brain and can be toxic.
      Aluminum can cause neurological harm.
      Aluminum overdose can be fatal in patients with weak kidney’s or kidney disorders or in premature babies. (How many children are tested to see if their kidney’s are functioning properly before they are vaccinated? Could this also be why the Hepatitis B shot, given to infants at birth, has been linked to SIDS? Neonatal Deaths After Hep B vaccination.)

      [Aluminum Toxicity in Infants and Children, Committee on Nutrition,American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Volume 97, Number 3 March, 1996, pp. 413-416]

  • Mikee

    Bunch of people that lack any scientific training commenting on how scientists and doctors don’t read the science. Hilarious.

    Earth would be such a nice place, if it weren’t for all the people.

  • The Yakima Kid

    Alzheimer’s and immunizations? The old10 times my of Dr. Fudenberg, Wakefield’s buddy who was working with him on a business plan? Dr. F, the man who claimed he cured autism?

    Well, the only peer reviewed study on immunizations and Alzheimer’s found that the better your immunization coverage, the LESS LIKELY you were to develop Alzheimer’s.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11762573?dopt=Abstract

  • Jerome Conner

    Will Mr Kennedy admit that there is more mercury in one severing of sushi or seafood then several doses of a vaccine? I don’t think so. Exposure in everdayife is several times higher then any vaccine.

    • Amy

      You are right about the mercury being higher in some food. But it’s not injected straight into the blood along with preservatives and viral components. I absolutely believe Mercury is only part of the problem. A cocktail of substances, injected directly into the blood of a person can and will disrupt natural immune function. Especially an infant or small child who has not developed the blood/brain barrier.

  • Chris Robison

    Aluminum is present in many things around us. It’s in food, air, water, and soil and is said to be harmless when swallowed because it doesn’t absorb into the body when consumed. Aluminum is put into vaccines as an adjuvant to help them “work better” or to “enhance” them. So what is the concern about injecting aluminum into the blood stream?

    According to the FDA:

    “Aluminum may reach toxic levels with prolonged parenteral administration [this means injected into the body] if kidney function is impaired . . . Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature neonates [babies], who received parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per day, accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity [for a tiny newborn, this toxic dose would be 10 to 20 micrograms, and for an adult it would be about 350 micrograms]. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration.” [Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Document NDA 19-626/S-019, Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for Dextrose Injections.]

    And also:

    “Aluminum content in parenteral drug products could result in a toxic accumulation of aluminum in individuals receiving TPN therapy. Research indicates that neonates [newborns] and patient populations with impaired kidney function may be at high risk of exposure to unsafe amounts of aluminum. Studies show that aluminum may accumulate in the bone, urine, and plasma of infants receiving TPN. Many drug products used in parenteral therapy [injections] may contain levels of aluminum sufficiently high to cause clinical manifestations [symptoms] . . . parenteral aluminum bypasses the protective mechanism of the GI tract and aluminum circulates and is deposited in human tissues. Aluminum toxicity is difficult to identify in infants because few reliable techniques are available to evaluate bone metabolism in . . . infants . . . Although aluminum toxicity is not commonly detected clinically, it can be serious in selected patient populations, such as neonates [newborns], and may be more common than is recognized.” [Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Document 02N-0496, Aluminum in Large and Small Volume Parenterals Used in Total Parenteral Nutrition. Available online at: http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/98fr/oc0367.pdf%5D

    So basically from those documents we learn that if a premature baby receives more than 10 mcg of aluminum in an IV, it can accumulate in their bones and brain, and can be toxic.

    The FDA maximum requirements for aluminum received in an IV is 25 mcg per day. The suggested aluminum per kg of weight to give to a person is up to 5mcg. (so a 5 pounds baby should get no more than 11mcg of aluminum.) Anything that has more than 25 mcg of aluminum is *supposed* to have a label that says:

    WARNING: This product contains aluminum that may be toxic. Aluminum may reach toxic levels with prolonged parenteral administration if kidney function is impaired. Premature neonates are particularly at risk because their kidneys are immature, and they require large amounts of calcium and phosphate solutions, which contain aluminum.

    Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature neonates, who receive parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 [micro]g/kg/day accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration. [http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=201.323]

    — Vaccines, for some reason, are not required to have this label and also are not required to follow the maximum dosage of 25 mcg.

    So doing some math — the following are examples of weight with their corresponding maximum levels of aluminum, per the FDA:

    8 pound, healthy baby: 18.16 mcg of aluminum

    15 pound, healthy baby: 34.05 mcg of aluminum

    30 pound, healthy toddler: 68.1 mcg of aluminum

    50 pound, healthy child: 113 mcg of aluminum

    150 pound adult: 340.5 mcg of aluminum

    350 pound adult: 794.5 mcg of aluminum

    So how much aluminum is in the vaccines that are routinely given to children?

    Hib (PedVaxHib brand only) – 225 mcg per shot
    Hepatitis B – 250 mcg
    DTaP – depending on the manufacturer, ranges from 170 to 625 mcg
    Pneumococcus – 125 mcg
    Hepatitis A – 250 mcg
    HPV – 225 mcg
    Pentacel (DTaP, HIB and Polio combo vaccine) – 330 mcg
    Pediarix (DTaP, Hep B and Polio combo vaccine) – 850 mcg

    At birth, most children are given the hepatitis B vaccination. The amount of aluminum in the Hepatitis B vaccine alone is almost 14 TIMES THE AMOUNT OF ALUMINUM THAT IS FDA-APPROVED.

    At well-child check-ups, it’s common for 2 month, 4 month, 6 month etc., appointments to include up to 8 vaccinations that add up to more than 1,000 mcg of aluminum. Look at the chart above and notice that that amount isn’t even safe for a 350 pound adult. And many children get up to 8 vaccinations a visit several times a year!

    According to the FDA and the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), what happens if a child receives more than the maximum required dose of aluminum?

    Aluminum builds up in the bones and brain and can be toxic.
    Aluminum can cause neurological harm.
    Aluminum overdose can be fatal in patients with weak kidney’s or kidney disorders or in premature babies. (How many children are tested to see if their kidney’s are functioning properly before they are vaccinated? Could this also be why the Hepatitis B shot, given to infants at birth, has been linked to SIDS? Neonatal Deaths After Hep B vaccination.)

    [Aluminum Toxicity in Infants and Children, Committee on Nutrition,American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Volume 97, Number 3 March, 1996, pp. 413-416]

  • Chris Robison

    Aluminum is present in many things around us. It’s in food, air, water, and soil and is said to be harmless when swallowed because it doesn’t absorb into the body when consumed. Aluminum is put into vaccines as an adjuvant to help them “work better” or to “enhance” them. So what is the concern about injecting aluminum into the blood stream?

    According to the FDA:

    “Aluminum may reach toxic levels with prolonged parenteral administration [this means injected into the body] if kidney function is impaired . . . Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature neonates [babies], who received parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per day, accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity [for a tiny newborn, this toxic dose would be 10 to 20 micrograms, and for an adult it would be about 350 micrograms]. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration.” [Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Document NDA 19-626/S-019, Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for Dextrose Injections.]

    And also:

    “Aluminum content in parenteral drug products could result in a toxic accumulation of aluminum in individuals receiving TPN therapy. Research indicates that neonates [newborns] and patient populations with impaired kidney function may be at high risk of exposure to unsafe amounts of aluminum. Studies show that aluminum may accumulate in the bone, urine, and plasma of infants receiving TPN. Many drug products used in parenteral therapy [injections] may contain levels of aluminum sufficiently high to cause clinical manifestations [symptoms] . . . parenteral aluminum bypasses the protective mechanism of the GI tract and aluminum circulates and is deposited in human tissues. Aluminum toxicity is difficult to identify in infants because few reliable techniques are available to evaluate bone metabolism in . . . infants . . . Although aluminum toxicity is not commonly detected clinically, it can be serious in selected patient populations, such as neonates [newborns], and may be more common than is recognized.” [Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Document 02N-0496, Aluminum in Large and Small Volume Parenterals Used in Total Parenteral Nutrition. Available online at: http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/98fr/oc0367.pdf%5D

    So basically from those documents we learn that if a premature baby receives more than 10 mcg of aluminum in an IV, it can accumulate in their bones and brain, and can be toxic.

    The FDA maximum requirements for aluminum received in an IV is 25 mcg per day. The suggested aluminum per kg of weight to give to a person is up to 5mcg. (so a 5 pounds baby should get no more than 11mcg of aluminum.) Anything that has more than 25 mcg of aluminum is *supposed* to have a label that says:

  • Chris Robison

    Federal Court Compensated 83 Vaccine-Injured Autistic Children Print E-mail
    Tuesday, 10 May 2011
    New study uncovered 83 federal-court- adjudicated cases of autism linked to vaccine-induced injury–thereby unmasking government duplicity.

    For over 20 years, the federal government has vehemently denied a vaccine-autism link. But a new study, the first to examine the successfully adjudicated cases of vaccine-induced brain injury by the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), uncovered 83 cases of autism among those who have been compensated for vaccine-­induced brain damage–most notably, “encephalopathy,” “residual seizure disorder,” “developmental regression.”

    The evidence uncovered by this study, clearly belies public pronouncements by government officials who have for decades misled the public by claiming emphatically that “no evidence exists linking autism to vaccines” and “no case of vaccine-­induced autism has ever been compensated.”

    The peer-reviewed study by Mary Holland, Research Scholar and Director of the Graduate Legal Skills Program, NYU School of Law; Louis Conte, Robert Krakow, and Lisa Colin, was published in the Pace Environmental Law Review .

    The authors relied on evidence recorded in VICP court documents. Their review of 170 adjudicated cases, found that 83 children with autism received compensation for vaccine-induced injury. That number, the authors note, is probably the tip of an iceberg.

    The overwhelming majority of petitioners in the VICP have not received compensation.
    Of the 13,755 claims filed in the VICP to date, 2,621 awards have been paid, or less than 1 in 5 ofthe total number of claims filed. So far, 5,277 claims have been dismissed and 5,857 claims are pending. In all, 2,500 cases have been compensated by VICP.

    The 83 cases of children diagnosed with autism who were compensated for vaccine-induced brain damage, demonstrate that the VICP court has quietly, though inconsistently, compensated some children who suffered vaccine-­induced neurological damage associated with autism–since the inception of the VICP program in 1986.

  • Megan

    Seems to me that they are doing this because he hadn’t before said outright that he’s pro-vaccine, so now it’s done and he won’t “mention autism again.”

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