Synopses & Reviews
Over a decade ago, following a sharp rise in developmental disorders such as autism and ADHD, the mercury-containing preservative Thimerosal was widely believed to have been eliminated from vaccine supplies in the US and abroad. However, dangerous quantities of Thimerosal continue to be used, posing a significant threat to public health and leading to a crisis of faith in vaccine safety.
In this groundbreaking book, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Dr. Mark Hyman examine the research literature on Thimerosal and make a very clear statement about its potentially dangerous effects. In the past, the CDC, FDA, NIH, and AAP, as well as the US Congress, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the US Department of Agriculture, the European Medicines Agency, and the California Environmental Protection Agency have expressed concerns over the use of Thimerosal in vaccines. But despite the many voices calling for action, the media and policy makers have repeatedly failed to adequately address the issue.
Now, with Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak, the goals are to educate parents, doctors, and health policy makers; to eliminate this toxic chemical from the worlds vaccine supplies; to move toward safer alternatives; and to maintain or increase vaccination rates critical to the United States and developing nations. With safer options available, parents shouldnt have to worry about the devastating effects of vaccinating their children.
Would you expose the unborn child or infant of a loved one to a vaccine containing mercury,a known neurotoxin, if you knew there were other safer alternatives? Does it make any sense that even though Thimerosal is banned as a topical antiseptic and is considered hazardous waste that cant legally be thrown in the garbage, it is somehow safe to inject into pregnant women
and babies?” MARK HYMAN, MD, founder and medical director, UltraWellness Center;chairman of the board, Institute for Functional Medicine
The evidence of Thimerosals neurotoxicity is so overwhelming that anyone who is willing to read the science must conclude that Thimerosal can cause brain damage.” ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR., JD, LLM, clinical professor of environmental law; codirector, Pace University School of Law Environmental Litigation Clinic
When vaccines contain the potent toxin mercury, they can harm public health while they protect it.This is a serious paradox and an error. I hope and implore that this books overwhelming scientific evidence moves us all to do whatever it takes to correct this error, because it is unnecessary,and it can and must be corrected.” MARTHA R. HERBERT, PhD, MD, assistant professor of neurology, Harvard Medical School; pediatric neuroscientist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Many of the CDCs own studies have demonstrated a link between increased Thimerosal exposures and the development of vocal and motor tics, which are generally recognized as autism-like features. This alarming association has been downplayed to the public. Sadly, public health agencies insistence on Thimerosals safety has effectively inhibited objective investigations into
research misconduct and conflicts of interest within health agencies and the vaccine industry.” CONGRESSMAN BILL POSEY, four-term congressman in Florida
Its no easy task to counter the well-funded astroturf campaigns and endless misinformation passed along by propagandists (and even the well-intentioned-but-misinformed). But Bobby Kennedy continues to do just thatconfronting corruption, censorship, and a federal government co-opted by the pharmaceutical industry.” SHARYL ATTKISSON, investigative journalist; author, Stonewalled
Kennedy shows in great detail how the pharmaceutical industry has completely brainwashed the mainstream media and medical community
As the parent of an autistic child who obviously developed brain damage as a reaction to a vaccine, I ask you to throw away your preconceptions and read the facts.” AIDAN QUINN, actor
About the Author
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., JD, LLM
, is senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper, and president of Waterkeeper Alliance. He was named one of Time magazines Heroes for the Planet” for his success in helping restore the Hudson River, and he continues to fight for environmental issues across the Americas. He is the bestselling author of Crimes Against Nature
Mark Hyman, MD,(Preface) is chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine. In addition to being a practicing family physician, he has worked with the Clinton Global Initiative, the World Economic Forum, and many other organizations on global health issues. He is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including The Blood Sugar Solution and Ultrametabolism.
Martha R. Herbert, PhD, MD, (Introduction) is an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, a pediatric neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and an affiliate of the Harvard-MIT-MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.
Congressman Bill Posey, (Foreword) has fought to make government more accountable and transparent. Prior to Congress, Posey served for sixteen years in the Florida legislature where he led successful efforts to reform Floridas insurance and elections laws. He is a realtor by profession and an author. Bill and his wife Katie live in Rockledge, Florida.