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How did researchers try to find the link between thimerosal and autism?

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To see if thimerosal was linked to autism, researchers studied children who got vaccines that contained it. They compared them to kids who received vaccines that didn’t. The CDC conducted or paid for nine different studies looking at thimerosal and autism. It found no link.

From: Do Vaccines Cause Autism? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Indian Journal of Psychiatry : “The MMR Vaccine and Autism: Sensation, Refutation, Retraction, and Fraud.”

Offit, P., and Moser, C., Columbia University Press, 2011. Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction,

American Journal of Medical Genetics : “Comorbidity of Intellectual Disability Confounds Ascertainment of Autism: Implications for Genetic Diagnosis.”

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: “Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism.”

The Lancet : “Retracted: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular Hyperplasia, Non-specific Colitis, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder in Children.”

BMJ : “How the Case Against the MMR Vaccine Was Fixed.”

CDC: “Thimerosal in Vaccines,” “Toxic Substances Portal – Mercury.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “The Childhood Immunization Schedule: Why Is It Like That?”

The Journal of Pediatrics : “Increasing Exposure to Antibody-Stimulating Proteins and Polysaccharides in Vaccines Is Not Associated with Risk of Autism.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Indian Journal of Psychiatry : “The MMR Vaccine and Autism: Sensation, Refutation, Retraction, and Fraud.”

Offit, P., and Moser, C., Columbia University Press, 2011. Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction,

American Journal of Medical Genetics : “Comorbidity of Intellectual Disability Confounds Ascertainment of Autism: Implications for Genetic Diagnosis.”

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: “Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism.”

The Lancet : “Retracted: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular Hyperplasia, Non-specific Colitis, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder in Children.”

BMJ : “How the Case Against the MMR Vaccine Was Fixed.”

CDC: “Thimerosal in Vaccines,” “Toxic Substances Portal – Mercury.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “The Childhood Immunization Schedule: Why Is It Like That?”

The Journal of Pediatrics : “Increasing Exposure to Antibody-Stimulating Proteins and Polysaccharides in Vaccines Is Not Associated with Risk of Autism.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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