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Autism, ASDs and Vaccines - News and Opinions
The Age of Autism:
Mercury, Medicine, and a Man-Made Epidemic


Book Traces Link Between Mercury and Autism
A new book about the environmental roots of autism is about to shake up the medical industry and the autism debate. The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine, and a Man-Made Epidemic, by Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill, doesn’t just suggest that mercury spurred the rise of the autism epidemic, it shows exactly how it happened. And it links the reckless use of mercury in medicine and manufacturing to half a millennium in which mankind has accidentally poisoned itself. ...more
Environmental Factors Responsible for the Epidemics of Autism, ADHD, Asthma, Allergies and other Chronic Illnesses in Children
By Beth Lambert

We live in an increasingly toxic world, and while people living in industrialized nations have long been exposed to environmental pollutants (just think of the belching smoke stacks and toxic tanning factories of the late nineteenth century!), the people of the twenty-first century are less able to tolerate toxins than people just two or three generations ago.  How can this be? ...more
Dr. Andrew Wakefield Defends Autism Research


Dr. Andrew Wakefield, author of Callous Disregard, defends
his research into children with autism. 
(FoxBusiness News - June 8, 2010)
Part 2
Autism and Vaccines - Key Links

News and Opinions

Ms. Imus on "Imus in the Morning"

CDC Announces 1 in 88 with Autism! (2012)

Tide of Autism Begs Truth About Environmental Factors

Another Autism Case Wins in Vaccine Court - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and David Kirby, Huffington Post

On Vaccinations: Consider the Source and Follow the Money - Huffington Post

'Spins' of Omission - Huffington Post
 
NY Times Editorializes on Autism

No Compensation for Autism - The Record.
Copyright 2009. Used by permission of the North Jersey Media Group.

Autism in California Increases Twelvefold (2009)

Statement on California Autism Study (2008)

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Autism Introduction
This article gives an overview of of autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), discusses potential causes, and the controversy surrounding thimerosal, a preservative still used in flu vaccines. ...
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Research Index

Autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) comprise a broad spectrum of neurobiological disorders that include: Autisitic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified. They share essential clinical and behavioral features, which differ in severity and age of onset.

Deirdre Imus Keynotes at Norwalk Vaccine Forum

Norwalk, CT, April 2, 2009--During a panel discussion titled "Vaccines: You Do Call the Shots" at the Continental Manor in Norwalk, CT on April 1st. Deirdre Imus urged pregnant women and parents to get up to speed on vaccines so they can discuss preservatives, adverse reactions, scheduling, and other safety issues with their doctors.

First Balanced Forum on Vaccines
Generates Both Light -- and Sparks
HACKENSACK, NJ, October 27, 2008 -- The historic, first "fair and balanced forum on vaccines" generated light -- and sparks -- last Thursday among experts on both sides of the safety issue, as well as from parents concerned about new vaccine mandates in New Jersey.  Nearly 300 parents, legislators, public health officials and physicians packed an auditorium at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) to see the sometimes heated discussion, and hundreds more watched and submitted questions online. 
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Perspective on the Vaccine Forum

By Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

The historic Forum on Vaccines hosted by Deirdre Imus at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) in October brought together doctors, legislators, public health officials, and parents to try and find common ground in the public health debate of our times. Of note, it was clearly stated at the outset that none of the speakers were anti-vaccine, and that we were there in fact to figure out how to help rebuild trust in a system that is so clearly broken.
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Deirdre Imus’ keynote at Saving our Kids,
Healing our Planet Expo:

HACKENSACK, N.J., October 2, 2008 – In an age when the Food & Drug Administration seems more concerned about the health of drug companies than the health of our children, parents must speak up on vaccines and other health issues, Deirdre Imus told an audience of mostly parents in a keynote address at the first "Saving Our Kids, Healing Our Planet" conference during the Green Expo at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., September 26.

Mercury, Vaccines, and Autism, Revisited
An expert on mercury at John Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health says that much heartache in the thimerosal-in-vaccines controversy could have been avoided if U.S. health authorities had taken measures during the 1990s to limit the use of thimerosal. 
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Greening Vaccines
"Vaccinations are important, but we must vaccinate safely in order to ensure the health of our children."
 -- Deirdre Imus
Find a Green Pediatrican in Your Area
American Academy of Pediatrics database of integrative pediatricians
Flu Vaccine Perspectives

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Keep Up Pressure for Answers (NAA Conference)
Hackensack, NJ November 13, 2007—“Families of children with autism and the community need to keep the pressure on to find answers and obtain resources their children need,” said Deirdre Imus, in her keynote address at the National Autism Conference in Atlanta.
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Meeting the Challenges of Autism in the 21st C
HACKENSACK, NJ, October 1, 2007 - Continuing her commitment of supporting children with autism, honored and nationally recognized children’s environmental health advocate, Deirdre Imus, toured a state-of-the-art educational facility created specifically for the unique needs of autistic children.
Vaccinated Children More Likely to Develop Autism
Portland, OR, June 26, 2007 — As the first trial in Vaccine Court explores the relationship between vaccines and autism, a new survey released today indicates a strong correlation between rates of neurological disorders, such as ADHD and autism, and childhood vaccinations.
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Congress Passes Combating Autism Act
Hackensack, NJ, December 11, 2006 - The historic passage of the Combating Autism Act by Congress on December 7th represents an important step forward for the one in 166 children now diagnosed with autism, Deirdre Imus said. “It is a call to action by Congress to acknowledge this heartbreaking epidemic.”
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Growing Up with Autism" (Newsweek)
Letter to the editor from Deirdre Imus
What has caused autism rates to grow so much in less than 20 years? ...Deirdre Imus challenges the view in Newsweek's cover story.

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Tide of Autism Begs Truth About Environmental Factors
April is Autism Awareness Month.  After a two-decade surge in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), the question becomes how will society respond to a growing adult population, and can we turn the tide?
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