The topic at hand is determining whether high levels of organic mercury present in an inexpensive preservative used in vaccinations can cause either autism or autism-like symptoms. Kirby's in a delicate position, searching for the truth between frantic parents (he focuses on the founders of political action group Safe Mind) and the self-protective pharmaceutical industry (the author thanks the nameless person who placed a pro-Eli Lilly litigation rider into the Homeland Security Act of 2002). He's also honest enough of a reporter to admit to the temptation of deciding mercury is the culprit behind a range of disorders, even in light of some inconclusive test results. The ultimate truth isn't clear, and Kirby is direct about each of the reasons his sources have for their biased opinions.
While some of the straight research reports will likely to go over the head of anyone not well versed in the terminology, the book is never dull--there is a continual urgency in the material that resists pedantry. However undecided the experts, readers will likely land firmly in one angry camp or the other. Jill Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I learned so much from reading this book--not so much about thimerosal, but more about the political machinations that came to play to deny parents of vaccine-injured children the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by janet721
I haven't even gotten half way through this book and am in disbelief about what's been hidden from us regarding mercury poisoning and safety. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Andrea Preciado
If you want to know where the idea of mercury, vaccinations, and autism came from, here is one of the sources. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Linda Blossom
This book is dangerously wrong: the science shows clearly that thimerosal in vaccines does not, and never has, caused autism. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Alec Duncan
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