Mercury & Autism – Naming and Shaming Dr Gorski & “Science Free Zone” Bloggers

… Who Have it Sooooo Wrong Once More

Almost funny if it was not so serious for childrens’ health and safety worldwide.  The usual same sad characters who are happy for mercury to be pumped into infants [neuro-toxic in parts per billion] crow over the junk science published in Pediatrics journal yesterday.

But the difference today is it is easy to show they are all uniformly wrong.

We name and shame the same “armchair web experts” and their instant science free analyses of “the government funded” study they proclaim is the last word in the issue of vaccines causing autistic conditions and brain damage in infants.

Sadly [for them] the study is palpable junk – “science free” and with it so are they and their analyses it would seem:- Mercury As A Cause of Autism – More Denialist Junk “Science” from Pediatrics Journal Posted September 14, 2010.

This is hardly surprising as this is a study funded by the US Centers for Disease Control [as we have shown before over another CDC funded study into mercury toxicity in vaccines: US Research Fraud, Tax Dollars And Italian Vaccine Mercury Study].

But today’s  example shows these desperate bloggers as incapable of independent analytical or scientific thought  [whether by choice or intellectual deficit we cannot say].

It is known and documented autistic childrens’ brains and other organs retain mercury when other childrens’ bodies do not.  The authors of this Pediatrics study carefully measured what went into all the children but not what did or did not come out of the non autistic compared to autistic.  So we cannot tell how much mercury the autistic children accumulated in their brains compared to the non autistic  children.   End result – another piece of hyped junk science that neither adds to nor takes away anything from what is already known.

For our readers pleasure, you can sample some “science free” ranting writing in these examples, led by the beneficiary of drug industry largesse himself ORAC, aka Dr David Gorski [David Gorski’s Financial Pharma Ties: What He Didn’t Tell You] and the inimitably misleading blog from Kev Leitch [Lies, Damn Lies and Blog Posts]:-

5 Responses

  1. “It is known and documented autistic childrens’ brains and other organs retain mercury when other childrens’ bodies do not.”

    Hello there. I’m new to a lot of this mercury information and was wondering if you could link me to some references to such documents.
    Thanks in advance.

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  3. It is known and documented autistic childrens’ brains and other organs retain mercury when other childrens’ bodies do not.

    I’ve never heard this before and (if true) it’s definitely a cause for alarm.

    Could you please direct me to the studies that support this assertion?

  4. Some cited here:-
    Mercury As A Cause of Autism – More Denialist Junk “Science” from Pediatrics Journal

    See also:-
    Charleston J, Body R, Bolender R, Mottet N, Vahter M, Burbacher T 1996. Changes in the number of astrocytes and microglia in the thalamus of the monkey Macaca fascicularis following long-term subclinical methylmercury exposure. Neurotoxicology 17:127-138

    Vargus DL, Nascimbene C, Krishnan C, Zimmerman AW, Pardo Ca. 2005 Neuroglial activation and neuroinflamation in the brain of patients with autism. Annals of Neurology 57:67-81.

  5. […] Those who have been involved in the vaccine wars as long as I have will immediately recognize this as the Legend of the “Poor Excretors.” There is, of course, no evidence for the concept that children with autism and ASD have any more difficult excreting mercury than anyone else. It’s not for nothing that this canard has been referred to as the myth of the “poor excretor.” Of course, that hasn’t stopped the pseudoscientists from trying again and again to show that there is somehow a huge difference between autistic children and neurotypical children in how they handle mercury. As far as science has been able to tell, there isn’t. Given that there is no good scientific justification to match controls with cases on the basis of mercury excretion, Price et al didn’t do it. Besides, to match children on such a basis would require that all the cases and controls had been tested for various measures of mercury excretion. Given that such tests are relegated to the realm of DAN! doctors and their pseudoscience, it would be highly unlikely that such data would be available anyway. This is, after all, a retrospective study. I am, however, honored that childhealthsafety would decide to name me in his other attack on the study. […]

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