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Dear Everyone,

Please, find attached to this email a copy of the hepatitis control report (about the history of thimerosal) in Adobe Acrobat Format.

We have also attached to this email a copy of the full text of the mercury in medicine document (a report written by Rep. Burton's Committee) in Adobe Acrobat Format. Of particular interest is the statement on page 20 of this document stating:

"However, the Committee, upon a thorough review of the scientific literature and internal documents from government and industry, did find evidence that thimerosal did pose a risk.

Thimerosal used as a preservative in vaccines in (sic) likely related to the autism epidemic. This epidemic in all probability may have been prevented or curtailed had the FDA not been asleep at the switch regarding the lack of safety data regarding injected thimerosal and the sharp rise of infant exposure to this known neurotoxin. Our public health agencies' failure to act is indicative of institutional malfeasance for self-protection and misplaced protectionism of the pharmaceutical industry." (1)

(1) Congressional Record. Vol 149;76;May 21, 2003; (page 20).

Please, click here to read a letter to the editor on the Verstraeten et al. 2003 study written by Dr. Brian Hooker published in Pediatrics as a P3R.