OUT OF MIND
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Latest topics
» Bill Gates Wants to Force Everyone to Live Off of His Synthetic Patent Pending Corn
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyToday at 10:03 am by PurpleSkyz

» Thanksgiving Supplies like Turkey, Eggs And Butter Will Be Extremely Low In The US
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyToday at 9:38 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Current Crime Wave Is Unlike Any Ever Experienced In America
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyToday at 9:31 am by PurpleSkyz

» McCarthy: ‘We’re Going to Repeal 87,000 IRS Agents’ on Day One of Republican Majority
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyToday at 9:28 am by PurpleSkyz

» What Was COVID-19? World War V
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyToday at 9:20 am by PurpleSkyz

» When Green Turns Brown – And Nobody Notices
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyToday at 9:16 am by PurpleSkyz

» “Green” Energy Is a Scam. It Isn’t MEANT to Work.
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyToday at 9:13 am by PurpleSkyz

» THE GREAT RESET: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s Transhumanism & The Cult Of The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyToday at 9:09 am by PurpleSkyz

» “Unexplained Deaths” Becoming #1 Cause of Death in 2022 in Canada, Australia, and Europe
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyToday at 8:58 am by PurpleSkyz

» “A” Solution for the Masses Does Not Exist: Perceived Reality Is in Fact Only Theatre?
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyYesterday at 2:43 pm by PurpleSkyz

»  Government Pushs a “Digital Dollar” So It Can Seize Assets at Will & Enslave Humanity
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyYesterday at 2:40 pm by PurpleSkyz

» The Unvaccinated Have Won
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyYesterday at 2:38 pm by PurpleSkyz

» CNN Slammed Into A Brick Wall Named Joe Rogan
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyYesterday at 2:37 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Requiem For A Figurehead
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyYesterday at 2:33 pm by PurpleSkyz

» FDA vaccine adviser warns healthy young people SHOULDN’T get new bivalent COVID booster
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyYesterday at 2:29 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Thrive - Michael Tellinger - Deep Dive into One Small Town, One Connected World
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyYesterday at 2:25 pm by PurpleSkyz

» New COVID Plandemic Documentary Exposes the Truth About Ivermectin and the Scandal That Let Millions of People Die Needlessly
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyYesterday at 2:23 pm by PurpleSkyz

» "Have They Gone Completely Mad?" They Know That They Are Killing The Economy, But They Are Doing It Anyway
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyYesterday at 9:40 am by PurpleSkyz

» Avi Loeb claims that there may be a second interstellar object on Earth
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyYesterday at 9:34 am by PurpleSkyz

» NASA cancels Artemis I launch attempt but delays roll back decision
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyYesterday at 9:25 am by PurpleSkyz

» Criticism of the Pharma Cartel and Its ‘Business With Disease’ Is Becoming Mainstream
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyYesterday at 9:01 am by PurpleSkyz

» Largest Police Union Wins Vaccine Mandate Case – Judge Rules Vaccine Mandates “INVALID”
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. EmptyYesterday at 8:57 am by PurpleSkyz

You are not connected. Please login or register

OUT OF MIND » THE INSANITY OF REALITY » POISON PLANET » Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr.

Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr.

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

PurpleSkyz
Admin

Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed in Longitudinal Study

Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. Mercury-Syringe-high-res-1-800x417

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
The international journal Science of the Total Environment has just published a compelling study from the Republic of Korea, where autism prevalence is high. The study identifies a strong relationship between prenatal and early childhood exposure to mercury and autistic behaviors in five-year-olds.
Lead author Jia Ryu and coauthors acknowledge mercury’s potential for neurotoxicity straight away but choose to characterize previous findings on the mercury-autism relationship as “inconsistent.” They attribute the seeming lack of consistency, in part, to methodological issues, especially flagging problematic cross-sectional study designs that measure autistic behaviors and mercury levels (in either blood or hair) at a single point in time. To rectify these methodological weaknesses, Ryu and coauthors report on data from a multi-region longitudinal study in the Republic of Korea called the Mothers and Children’s Environmental Health (MOCEH) study.

The ongoing MOCEH study examines environmental exposures during pregnancy and childhood and their effects on children’s growth and development. A unique feature is that it includes five different blood samples: maternal blood from early and late pregnancy; cord blood; and samples from children at two and three years of age. In addition, the study asks mothers to complete three follow-up surveys and—when their child reaches age five—the 65-item Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS), which assesses autistic behaviors.

Key Results

Ryu and colleagues present available data for 458 (26%) of the 1,751 mother-child pairs originally recruited into the MOCEH study. What are their key findings?
–First, the researchers report a significant linear relationship between mercury exposure and autistic behaviors (as indicated by a scaled score called an SRS T-score). Strikingly, they find that with a doubling of blood mercury levels at four time points (late pregnancy, cord blood, and at two and three years of age), SRS T-scores are significantly higher.
–Ryu et al. also look specifically at SRS T-scores greater than or equal to 60. Sixty and above is the accepted threshold for detecting “mild to moderate” deficits of social behavior related to autism; scores of 76 or more are in the “severe” range. In these analyses, the same linear relationship holds for late pregnancy and birth (i.e., cord blood). With a doubling of blood mercury levels at these two time points, there is a 31% and 28% increase, respectively, in the risk of an SRS T-score of 60 or more.
–Finally, the researchers identify a stronger association between late-pregnancy mercury exposure and autistic behaviors in five-year-old boys versus five-year-old girls, perhaps due to mercury’s endocrine-disrupting properties.
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. Ruy-graphic

Limitations

Although the Korean study has many methodological strengths, it displays some curious omissions and contradictions. For example, the authors note, almost in passing, that they measured total mercury “instead of methylmercury,” but they discount any potential relevance of ethylmercury from thimerosal-containing vaccines. In support of this dismissive stance, they cite a 2014 meta-analysis that failed to find any “material associations” between thimerosal exposure and ASD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They do not mention that the authors of the meta-analysis actually urged readers to interpret their results with caution “since the number of epidemiological studies on this issue [is] limited and still at an early stage.”
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. 517%2BB64Y9OL._SL160_
Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak: The Evidence Supporting the Immediate Removal of Mercury–a Known Neurotoxin–from Vaccines
Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed by RFJjr. Small-light
Ryu and coauthors also repeat the canard that methylmercury is the only form of organic mercury capable of inducing neurotoxic effects because of ethylmercury’s shorter blood half-life compared to methylmercury. This statement is disingenuous in light of the well-documented fact that methylmercury and ethylmercury share numerous mechanisms of toxicity. Moreover, strong evidence from infant primates shows that injected thimerosal has a much slower half-life in the brain than in the blood, and infants exposed to injected thimerosal accumulate harmful inorganic mercury (an end product of thimerosal) in the brain to a far greater extent than infants exposed to orally ingested methylmercury. Due to these differences, blood mercury levels are not a suitable indicator of injected thimerosal’s potentially adverse effects on the brain. Finally, it is biologically plausible that simultaneous exposure to both forms of mercury (ethyl and methyl) may result in additive and synergistic neurotoxic effects.

The Korean Context

Interestingly, fully a third of Ryu’s study population (32.5%) had an SRS T-score of at least 60 (versus about 18% of U.S. children). In 2011, a South Korean study of over 23,000 seven-to-twelve-year-old children made headlines by reporting a national ASD prevalence of 2.64%—or 1 in 38 children. The Republic of Korea’s immunization rates have been steadily climbing (along with autism rates) since the 1990s, with nearly universal (98%-99%) coverage, for example, for measles and DTP3 in one-year-olds. Is it simply a coincidence that “neuro-psychiatric conditions” represent the single largest cause of  “years of healthy life lost due to disability” (YLD) in the Republic of Korea? As per the nation’s crowded immunization schedule, Korean infants receive three doses of the thimerosal-containing Hepavax-Gene® hepatitis B vaccine at birth, one month, and six months. Analyses of Korean children’s mercury levels have paid insufficient attention to developmentally vulnerable infants’ exposure to ethylmercury in the form of thimerosal. Surely, identifying and lowering allsources of mercury exposure is a logical next step to improve children’s health and quality of life.
Sign up for free news and updates from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the World Mercury Project. Your donation will help to support us in our efforts.
This article appeared first at World Mercury Project and appears on NB with permission. 

Thanks to: http://www.naturalblaze.com



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum