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The link between vaccines, mercury and autism

This is an old article circa 2000ish and is for historical use only

This is a bit of a shocker. The triple vaccine, MMR - measles, mumps and rubella, as well as many other vaccines contain a toxic heavy metal called mercury. Mercury is added to vaccines under a compound name called THIMEROSAL and it is used as an additive e.g. preservative to inhibit the growth of fungi etc. There is ample toxicological evidence to show that mercury is a lethal neurotoxin and the ***Minimata Incident (Japan) tells us that although we know very little about its effects with dose, we should err on the side of caution and not inject this stuff (thimerosal) into the bodies of our very young babies and children.

 ***see full story of mercury dumping that led to thousands of people being affected by mercury poisoning below. I enclose an interesting report that details some of the professional /financial relationships between the pharmaceutical companies and the scientists they employ. Check the data yourself and try a www. search using organic mercury, inorganic mercury, methymercury, ethylmercury, Minimata, MMR, vaccines, vaccine preservative, thimerosal, neurotoxin. Dentists also use mercury in teeth fillings so if you had some work carried out on your teeth and not felt 'your self' in subsequent years, also checkout mercury amalgam and its effects on behaviour as well.

Knowledge is power and the Internet can be used to get alternative views, especially views that the Establishment would love to suppress. If you are happy in allowing your children to be vaccinated with these chemicals, fine, but if you are a little bit concerned, find out to your own satisfaction as to what is really going on. Also remember that you do not need to be an expert in this field, just use your common sense, weigh up all the evidence and make an informed choice on what action to take, to vaccinate or not.

 Also remember that very young babies and children by virtue of their size are more affected than adults by injection of these types of neurotoxins and it is advisable that you keep track of the levels in ppm (parts per million) for ALL the vaccines that are injected into your children. The effects of vaccine additives e.g. heavy metals, become additive if you are vaccinating for all childhood diseases. Clearly, a balance needs to be struck between allowing your child to develop its own immune system, what you vaccinate against and the total body burden of toxic substances used routinely in vaccines.

 The pdf on the link between vaccines /thimerosal and autism (112 kb) can be downloaded here

 The use of toxic heavy metals in vaccines and other toxic substances having adverse effects on us seems to be the way of things today. If you add the effects of fluorine in our water, the widespread use of artificial sweeteners in our foods, especially 'diet' foods, plus the use of un-necessary food additives that colour and artificially prolong the look of 'freshness' of our food, it's a wonder that we function as fully conscious, functioning human beings: or maybe the aim of adding all these nasties into our immune system and diet is to produce effects that inhibit our spiritual growth by directly affecting the functioning of our glands, nervous system and DNA?

 

 ***Minimata Japan - An environmental catastrophe: Source, http://www.american.edu/TED/MINAMATA.HTM

Minamata is a small factory town dominated by the Chisso Corporation. The town faces the Shiranui Sea, and Minamata Bay is part of this sea. In Japanese, "Chisso" means nitrogen. The Chisso Corporation was once a fertilizer and carbicle company, and gradually advanced to a petrochemical and plastic-maker company.  From 1932 to 1968, Chisso Corporation, a company located in Kumamoto Japan, dumped an estimated 27 tons of mercury compounds into Minamata Bay. Kumamoto is a small town about 570 miles southwest of Tokyo. The town consists of mostly farmers and fisherman. When Chisso Corporation dumped this massive amount of mercury into the bay, thousands of people whose normal diet included fish from the bay, unexpectedly developed symptoms of methyl mercury poisoning. The illness became known as the "Minamata Disease". The mercury poisoning resulted from years of environmental destruction and neglect from Chisso Corporation.

In 1907 the villagers of Minamata convinced the founder of Chisso Corporation to build a factory in their town, hoping to benefit from the wealth of industrialization. The owner, Jun Noguchi agreed to the development, but used the people from Minamata as simple factory workers The more elite positions, such as engineers and managers were "imported" as he termed it, from the finest universities, like Tokyo University. By 1925, the Chisso Corporation was dumping waste into Minamata Bay and destroying the fishing areas. The theory behind Noguchi's industry was to pay off the Minamata fisherman in exchange for damaging their fishing environment. According to Eugene Smith's interview of the people who lived in Minamata, the company believed that it was much cheaper to pay off the few people who were opposed to the dumping, rather than implement an environmentally safe technique of waste removal. Therefore, since the villagers accepted this practice through compensation of money, and the government was behind the industry, the entire process appeared ethical.

Chisso Corporation started developing plastics, drugs, and perfumes through the use of a chemical called acetaldehyde in 1932.  Acetaldehyde is produced using mercury as a compound, and was key component in the production of their products. The company was considered an economic success in Japan, particularly because it was one industry that maintained development despite Japan's suffering throughout and right after W.W.II. As other companies economically ripened during Japan's post-war period, so did the Chisso Corporation. Sales augmented with Japan's economic success.  In addition, Chisso Corporation's sales increased dramatically, considering Chisso was the only manufacturer of a primary chemical called D.O.P, a plasticizer (diotyl phthalate). Having a monopoly on the chemical enabled Chisso to expand rapidly. Since Chisso Corporation was the main industry in the small Minamata town, the town's growth period from 1952 to 1960 paralleled Chisso's progress.

Not until the mid-1950's did people begin to notice a "strange disease". Victims were diagnosed as having a degeneration of their nervous systems. Numbness occurred in their limbs and lips. Their speech became slurred, and their vision constricted. Some people had serious brain damage, while others lapsed into unconsciousness or suffered from involuntary movements. Furthermore, some victims were thought to be crazy when they began to uncontrollably shout.  People thought the cats were going insane when they witnessed "suicides" by the cats. Finally, birds were strangely dropping from the sky. Series of these unexplainable occurrences were bringing panic to Minamata.

Dr. Hajime Hosokawa from the Chisso Corporation Hospital, reported on May 1, 1956 that, "an unclarified disease of the central nervous system has broken out". Dr. Hosokawa linked the fish diets to the disease, and soon investigators were promulgating that the sea was being polluted by poisons from the Chisso Corporation. The Chisso Corporation denied the accusations and maintained their production.  However, by 1958, Chisso Corporation transferred their dumping from the Minamata Bay to the Minamata River hoping to diminish accusations toward the company.

The Minamata River flows past the town Hachimon, and into the Shiranui Sea. The people of this area also began developing the "strange disease" after a few months. The Kumamoto Prefecture government responded by imposing a ban which allowed fisherman to "catch" fish, but not to "sell" fish from the bay. Since this was their main food source, the people continued to eat fish at home, but the ban released government officials from any responsibility for those who developed the illness.

Finally, in July 1959, researchers from Kumamoto University concluded that organic mercury was the cause of the "Minamata Disease". A number of committees, of which Chisso Corporation employees were members, formed to research the problem. The committees denied this information and refuted the direct link of mercury to the strange disease. Finally, Dr. Hosokawa performed concealed cat experiments in front of the Chisso Corporation management, and illustrated the affects of mercury poisoning by feeding the cats acetaldehyde. Dr. Hosokawa was the first person who made a valiant effort in proving to Chisso Corporation that they were the ones accountable for the mercury poisoning. After the meeting with Chisso officials, Dr. Hosokawa was restricted from conducting any further research or experiments, and his findings were concealed by the corporation.

Chisso Corporation began to make deals with the victims of the "Minamata Disease". People who were desperate and legally ignorant signed contracts which stated that Chisso Corporation would pay them for their misfortunes, but would accept no responsibility. In fact, there was even a clause which read, "if Chisso Corporation were later proven guilty, the company would not be liable for further compensation".

The fishermen began protesting in 1959. They demanded compensation, but soon became intimidated by the threats of Chisso management. The victims feared that if they did not settle, they would never receive any kind of compensation. Chisso paid off some of the people while continuing to profit from increased sales.  Chisso installed a "Cyclator" which was designed to treat waste water. The management however, often ignored this crucial step in their production process. Not until 1968, did Chisso Corporation quit poisoning the waters in Minamata. The company was forced into court in 1969, and the only reason why the polluting stopped was simply because the method of mercury production became outdated.  It was later determined in court that Chisso Corporation consistently polluted the waster of Minamata Bay from 1932-1968.

By 1974 only 798 victims had been officially recognized as having "Minamata Disease". Approximately 3,000 more people were waiting verification from the board of physicians in Kumamoto Prefecture.  Thousands of people continue to eat fish from the Shiranui Sea, but there are no reportings of significant health hazards or mercury poisoning like those people who suffered in Minamata. In 1993, almost forty years later, victims were still being compensated for damages.

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