"To ignore an avoidable
risk and to put 8,000 children a day in harm's way is not only inhumane,
it may be criminal."
Burton, congressman and chairman of the special committee asking that
all mercury-containing vaccines be discontinued.
Republican Congressman Dan Burton, Chairman of the House Committee on
Government Reform, requested that the Food and Drug Administration order
the recall of all vaccines which contain Thimerosal. Citing the dangers
of Thimerosal injuries and mental retardation as a result of mercury poisoning to children, he
drew testimony from his committee's hearings on mercury and vaccines as
evidence that the vaccines are dangerous. He also expressed the opinion
that his grandson's mental retardation and autism was a Thimerosal injury -- caused by such
But as far back as 1982, the FDA issued ‘proposed regulations’
that called for the removal of Thimerosal from all over-the-counter
products. It took 16 years for those regulations to become finalized,
despite the fact that an FDA expert panel had already concluded that
Thimerosal was ineffective as a bacteriostatic agent, caused cell
damage, and was patently unsafe. Despite this, Thimerosal use continued.
Meanwhile, the number of children that have been affected by
mental retardation and autism climbed markedly, clearly in proportion with the increase in the
number of vaccinations containing Thimerosal.
1970, 1 child in 2000 was affected by mental retardation and autism.
By 2000, that number had risen 800 percent to a startling 1 in 250.
Today, 1 in 5 children are diagnosed with learning disabilities.
It could be said that the scale of this situation is on a par
with the tobacco lawsuits of a few years ago, only the victims here
aren’t consenting adults, they’re small (and in some cases unborn)
Tennessee Senator Bill Frist has previously tried to author a
bill that would protect Eli Lilly and other vaccine makers from lawsuits
concerning Thimerosal injuries and mental retardation. When writing his original bill, a
watered down version was snuck into the recent Homeland Security Bill
that specifically protects Eli Lilly from claims of mental retardation and Thimerosal injures.
Frist not only consulted with the drug company, but the firm also
contributed $226,250 to Frist’s National Republican Senatorial Campaign
Committee. Additionally, when Frist wrote a book on bioterrorism
following the September 11 terrorist attacks, Eli Lilly bought 5,000
copies and distributed the book to doctors around the United States.
Clearly the parents of children who have suffered Thimerosal
injuries have a fight on their hands if they’re going to get justice
from the likes of Frist and Eli Lilly. We’re here to help you fight back
if you suspect that your child has a Thimerosal injury or mental retardation.
Do we have a Thimerosal injury - mental retardation case?