Friday, September 08, 2006

Epidemic of Autism - just some facts

The Epidemic of Autism

The epidemic of autism The epidemic of autism, Aspergers, PDD-NOS, ADHD, ADD, learning disabilities, food allergies, juvenile onset diabetes, and asthma exactly parallels the increase in ethlymercury administered through Thimerosal-containing vaccines beginning in 1990 and 1991. Between 1992-2002, the Department of Education estimates that there has been a 714% increase in the number of autistic children. In the 1970s, autism was estimated to occur in 1 in 25,000 children. Between 1970 and 1990, that number increased to about 1 in 2,500. Today, the CDC acknowledges the number is about 1 in 166, even Eli Lilly says it's 1 in 150, and many believe it is closer to 1 in 125. 1 in 68 families in the United States now has an autistic child. The epidemic appears to have begun right around the time of the 246% increase in the amount of Thimerosal children received through vaccines.

Asperger's, PDD-NOS, ADHD, ADD, and many learning disabilities have all exploded in numbers as well and all exactly during this same time period. Here is a quote from Dr. Mark Geier, a world-renowned geneticist:

"This is from the Department of Education Data. In the middle 1970s the estimate of autism rate was 1 in 25,000. In the 80s it was 1 in 2,500. In the 90s it was about 1 in 250. Currently the estimate in the United States is about 1 in 150 and incidentally, that estimate is by Eli Lilly who makes thimerosal. This is an enormous rise. It's a meteoric rise, but worse than that, it's not limited to autism. Reading disorders are up 30 fold. Speech disorders are up - currently 1 in 8 children in the United States are in special education. You have to be six years old to be in special education so, we're all shaking to see what the next figure will be for the next 6 years and we already have some early indicators. It's going to come out between 1 in 6 and 1 in 5."


Joseph said...

It's not a good idea to put much weight on the claims of Mark Geier. Google him.

In regards to the science, there are a couple problems. First, the increase in the thimerosal dose per child that occurred at the beginning of the 1990s has been *at least* reverse already, with no effects. (Never mind those who manage to turn what is obviously a still rapid caseload increase in California into a drop).

For an analysis of how the link to thimerosal was arrived at in the first place, see here and here.

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