Do vaccines given to kids still contain mercury? You bet!

Imagine buying a car — and when you ask about what kind of safety rating it has, being attacked, derided, and told that it’s safe simply because the car company says it is.

You’d probably go buy that car someplace else!

Well, that’s exactly what’s going on with vaccines and a preservative that’s commonly included in them, thimerosal.

The fact that thimerosal contains mercury is not under dispute. And mercury is widely accepted as being one of the most toxic metals found on earth, a brain-damaging toxin 100 times more poisonous than lead.

But should you dare question if it’s safe to shoot thimerosal into children and pregnant women, you’ll be told there’s no risk, and that it’s not even a valid question.

To show just how ridiculous that is, the World Mercury Project (WMP) has created the $100,000 challenge. It’s open to any journalist, editor, celebrity doctor — anyone at all — who can prove to moms, dads and grandparents that it’s

perfectly fine and dandy to jab kids and moms-to-be with thimerosal-containing vaccines.

All they have to do to take home the prize money is come up with a peer-reviewed, scientific study showing that it’s safe.

Just the facts

Thirteen years ago William Egan, who at the time was with the FDA’s Office of Vaccines Research and Review, was called before a congressional committee to answer some questions about thimerosal.

Congressman Dan Burton asked him: Has it ever been tested by a health agency?

And the answer may shock you. Basically, no. In 1929 — that’s right, 88 years ago — Eli Lily “tested” thimerosal on 27 people who were dying of meningitis. They all died and the scientific conclusion was that the mercury in the

vaccines didn’t kill them.

Well, that certainly makes me feel better!

Another misleading tactic that health professionals use is to bring up Dr. Andrew Wakefield, and claim that his paper about vaccines and autism has been picked apart and totally discredited. But Dr. Wakefield didn’t even discuss

thimerosal. His study was about the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) shot that doesn’t contain the mercury preservative.

Even though the CDC, the FDA and most likely your pediatrician, are bending over backwards to tell you that thimerosal is perfectly safe, in 1999, the U.S. Public Health Service (a federal agency) called for thimerosal to be removed

from childhood shots as a “precautionary measure.”

And it was — well, sort of.

Thimerosal can still be found in millions of doses of the flu vaccine, something the CDC directs on its vaccine schedule be given to infants as young as six months old, and repeated yearly! And pregnant women are practically

chased down the street by their doctors to get a flu shot.

Along with the mercury still found in many flu vaccines (certain single-vial shots don’t contain it), thimerosal can be found in at least two other shots. One is for meningitis, which can be given to kids as young as two, and

another is for tetanus and diphtheria that can be administered to children seven and older.

So, despite that “precautionary measure,” it looks like our kids — even before they’re born — can still be given substantial doses of mercury. And remember, federal health agencies constantly issue warnings about kids and pregnant

women not eating certain kinds of fish due to the mercury that might be in them!

When Robert Kennedy Jr. (chairman of the WMP) and actor Robert DeNiro announced the $100,000 challenge, the purpose of it, they said, was to once and for all expose the fact that injecting people with mercury is “unsupported by science”

and a “serious health hazard.”

Mercury is also something that has been linked to Alzheimer’s, ADHD, and yes, even autism.

It’s time for a debate “based on facts,” they said.

And I couldn’t agree more.

“Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. announces the World Mercury Project’s $100,000 challenge with goal of stopping use of highly toxic mercury in vaccines” WMP, February 15, 2017,