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"Meet the Press" Debates Mercury and Autism

Monday, August 8, 2005

David Kirby, a New York Times reporter and author of "Evidence of Harm", and Dr. Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine, discussed the possible link between the increase of mercury in vaccinations between 1988 and 1992, and the explosion of autism cases in the last 90s.

Despite assurances from CDC and the Institute of Medicine that there is no connection between the two, mercury, a known neurotoxin, has been removed from all childhood vaccines except flu shots (some are available without it). So in the next several years, based on the number of autism cases, a connection or lack thereof will be proven pretty conclusively.

Read the show's transcript here (scroll down to the second segment), and have a look at EWG's work on mercury and autism here.



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