By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer © 2010 The Associated Press
March 12, 2010, 4:29PM
WASHINGTON — The vaccine additive thimerosal is not to blame for autism, a special federal court ruled Friday in a long-running battle by parents convinced there is a connection.
While expressing sympathy for the parents involved in the emotionally charged cases, the court concluded they had failed to show a connection between the mercury-containing preservative and autism.
"Such families must cope every day with tremendous challenges in caring for their autistic children, and all are deserving of sympathy and admiration," special master George Hastings Jr., wrote.
But, he added, Congress designed the victim compensation program only for families whose injuries or deaths can be shown to be linked to a vaccine and that has not been done in this case.
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I think everyone is "allergic" to mercury being injected into the blood stream. Regardless of whether mercury poisoning causes autism, it's a dangerous element and we shouldn't inject our children with mercury. Science can find something safer.
http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news-1/Scientific-Link-to-Autism-Identified-61602-1/ New studies show glutamate and glycine imbalances caused by vaccines are linked to autism.
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