California study finds no link between vaccine ingredient, autism

March 24, 2008 − by si2kidscare − in Autism, Immunizations − Comments Off

 Rates of autism have increased in California despite the removal of the preservative thimerosal from childhood vaccines seven years ago, a finding that researchers say disproves the theory that the mercury in thimerosal causes the mysterious neurological disorder.The study, which analyzed autism rates in young children over a 12-year period, is the first to offer hard evidence that thimerosal plays no role in autism. Results of the study were released Monday in the Archives of General Psychiatry, a publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association.Source: San Francisco ChronicleRead complete article

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