John, With regard to thimerosal, I have one simple question, why do we ever want to inject any amount of mercury
into our bodies, much less a pregnant woman? The medical experts, CDC, ACOG, etc. claim that thimerosal is fine
and it is not a risk because it is present in “trace amounts”, but what does that mean? Can they be more specific in
clarifying what constitutes “trace amounts?” Clearly, we all agree that there is some level of mercury which they
advise against. Where is that line?
We already took thimerosal out of childhood vaccines, we just need to take it out of flu shots too, and we can offer
the same vaccines in single-dose shots which do not have thimerosal.
Now, I will make you a bet.. I bet that taking thimerosal out of flu shots that we give to pregnant women will reduce
the number of children afflicted with mercury poisoning, autism and other neurological disorders. If I am right, we
will improve the health of one million kids/year and lower health care costs by hundreds of billions of dollars over
the next decade. If I am wrong, well… we are no worse off because pregnant women didn’t get thimerosal, and so
I’m wrong. I’ll buy you lunch.
“We found out that the Thimeresol would be toxic down to – not grams, not mg’s, not mcgs, but nano grams –
parts per billion – which was almost unbelieveable. This was published in the American Journal Medical Society, in
the New York Academy Sciences and in the Journal For the Chemical Speciality Manufactures Association and it
didn’t make wave, there wasn’t even a ripple – no one seemed to care.” – Dr Frank P Engley PhD – Blue Ribbon
Panel Member 1948 AMA meeting regarding Thimeresol’s concerns