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Old 02-24-2008, 10:08 AM
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http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/280.html

Have you gotten your daily dose?
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:43 PM
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where is the video?

I see them talking about it.. but no video.

is it on youtube?
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In don't see a problem. The link takes you to a youtube site with a news report. Journal of Pediatrics article states 2 studies show that mercury may improve childrens mental performance
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are you talking about this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZArebYZzdc
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Looks like exactly the same video to me.
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I found the video by searching youtube.. that's why I asked.

for some reason.. I don't see the video on the page that you linked to.
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I know they present this as if this report just broke...

but this is from a 2004 TV news report.

the article they are referring to is from the UK, and was published in the Journal of Pediatrics 2004 September:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...full/114/3/577

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Thimerosal Exposure in Infants and Developmental Disorders: A Prospective Cohort Study in the United Kingdom Does Not Support a Causal Association
Jon Heron, PhD, Jean Golding, DSc and the ALSPAC Study Team

From the Unit of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Department of Community-Based Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Objective. There is an established link between exposure to mercury and impaired childhood cognitive development and early motor skills. Thimerosal (also known as thiomersal), a preservative used in a number of children's vaccines, contains ethylmercury (an organic compound of mercury), and there has been concern that this exposure to mercury may be of some detriment to young children. The aim of this research was to test in a large United Kingdom population–based cohort whether there is any evidence to justify such concerns.

Methods. We used population data from a longitudinal study on childhood health and development. The study has been monitoring >14 000 children who are from the geographic area formerly known as Avon, United Kingdom, and were delivered in 1991–1992. The age at which doses of thimerosal-containing vaccines were administered was recorded, and measures of mercury exposure by 3, 4, and 6 months of age were calculated and compared with a number of measures of childhood cognitive and behavioral development covering the period from 6 to 91 months of age.

Results. Contrary to expectation, it was common for the unadjusted results to suggest a beneficial effect of thimerosal exposure. For example, exposure at 3 months was inversely associated with hyperactivity and conduct problems at 47 months; motor development at 6 months and at 30 months; difficulties with sounds at 81 months; and speech therapy, special needs, and "statementing" at 91 months. After adjustment for birth weight, gestation, gender, maternal education, parity, housing tenure, maternal smoking, breastfeeding, and ethnic origins, we found 1 result of 69 to be in the direction hypothesized—poor prosocial behavior at 47 months was associated with exposure by 3 months of age (odds ratio: 1.12; 95% confidence interval: 1.01-1.23) compared with 8 results that still supported a beneficial effect.

Conclusions. We could find no convincing evidence that early exposure to thimerosal had any deleterious effect on neurologic or psychological outcome.
A lot has happened in the public perception of mercury in vaccines since 2004, imo.
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