Debunked (more): Mercury-Autism Link

A new study reports that urinary mercury concentrations weren’t correlated with the incidence of autism — so Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is still wrong.

The media release for the new study is below. Click here for the study.

Read “Vaccine Vindication: Thimerosal Not Linked With Autism,” which exposes RFK Jr.’s exploitative inanity.

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Study shows that urinary mercury is not correlated with autism

A recent study finds no statistically significant correlation between urinary mercury levels and autism, according to a Feb. 15 report in the open access journal PLoS ONE.

There has been some concern that mercury may play a role in autism development. To investigate one aspect of this link, Barry Wright of North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust led a team of researchers in a study of 56 children with autism spectrum disorders, and mainstream, special school and sibling controls. The team found that the group with autism did not have elevated or reduced levels of urinary mercury relative to the control groups. These results indicate that mercury excretion rates are unlikely to have a clear causal link to autism spectrum disorders, the authors write.

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Citation: Wright B, Pearce H, Allgar V, Miles J, Whitton C, et al. (2012) A Comparison of Urinary Mercury between Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Control Children. PLoS ONE 7(2): e29547. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029547

Financial Disclosure: This research was funded by Sir Samuel Scott of Yews Trust, The London Law Trust and The York Innovation Research Fund from the York and Selby Research and Development Committee, Selby and York Primary Care Trust. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Competing Interest Statement: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

3 thoughts on “Debunked (more): Mercury-Autism Link”

  1. It really comes to knowing the history of our medical system,its ties to eugenics,not to mention reading a few choice documents like the Simpsonwood(Big Pharma heads,CDC,FDA)..admitting the problem with vaccines,and that they wouldnt give them to their own kids)…released through FOIA….mix in some common sense,like understanding that jacking your kids with aluminum,and mercury,one of the most toxic substances known to man is not a good thing………….If you cant comprehend that,then perhaps you shouldnt be having children in the first place because you are for too stupid.

  2. “inanity”? Steve, is your spell-checker on?
    BTW, the entire cadre of marine mammals, including Cetaceans (dolphins and whales) and pinnipeds (seals and walruses) as well as marine birds feed almost exclusively on the ‘high-mercury’ plankton or the fish that eat them – for their entire lives.
    Although mercury levels have been measured in these creatures, I am still waiting to see the first report of widespread symptoms of mercury poisoning among any of them.

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