Many parents think that since the AAP”s edict back in 1999 that mercury and its derivative preservative Thimerisol have been eliminated from all childhood vaccines.  Unfortunately, many available flu shots still have Thimerisol.  Your doctor may tell you it is just a trace amount, which it does sound small when you say anything in “micrograms”, but if we look at the EPA guidelines for mercury exposure, of which Thimerisol is 50% mercury, it is still way too much for our little children, and even for adults.

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My own opinion, after nearly two years of researching autism, vaccines, genetic disorders, and other variables, is this: autism is preventable.  Also, there is no one smoking gun.  As much as parents want to find one thing to blame, there are so many variables contributing to this disease, its not just genetics or just vaccines, its how we live every day and the world we have created that puts 1 in 100 American children on the Spectrum.  Here are the 5 things I think cause Autism.

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