To the Editor:
I am a teacher of children with ADD/ADHD, a member of the National Autism Association and the mother a son with autism, and a daughter who developed epilepsy after her HepB vaccine.
Federal health agencies and the drug industry have allowed the use of toxic mercury in vaccines since 1930 without ever testing for toxicity on humans. As more and more vaccines were added to babies' vaccine schedule, the damage became evident, but no one stopped it.
Knowing what we know about how the Vioxx and Prozac dangers were covered-up, is it so hard to believe that members of the CDC, FDA, and the drug companies met in Norcross, Ga. in June 2000, to discuss a study that found a link between thimerosal used in vaccines and autism, ADD/ADHD?
The comments made were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The most telling remark was that they should "keep this information confidential."
This year the one in six children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with a developmental disorder or behavioral problem such as ADD/ADHD, and one in 166 children is being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, compared to one in 10,000, 15 years ago.
At the same time this increased occurred, the CDC mandated more and more vaccines with this deadly neurotoxin reaching levels 125 times EPA limits.
David Kirby spent two years researching this tragedy in his book, Evidence of Harm, which is due out this month. He was interviewed about his findings for the Today Show, which will be shown during NBC's intense week-long autism focus, Feb 21-25.
I don't have anything to do with Mr. Kirby's book.
Chippewa Falls, WI