Daily Archives: July 18, 2007

Holford, Mercury and MMR: is mercury “a plausible explanation as to why the MMR vaccine could trigger autism”?

Looking over Holford’s New Optimum Nutrition for the Mind (Piatkus 2007 edition), one passage in the section on mercury stood out as especially odd. I’ll quote at length, so that you can see the context of Holford’s statement:

In one analysis of American babies six months old, the average intake of mercury was 111.3mcg. Tiny amounts of mercury have been shown to promote abnormal methylation. Although not proven, this provides a plausible explanation as to why the MMR vaccine could trigger autism. (pp. 100-1, emphasis added)

I am not at all sure why Holford would discuss MMR in the context of a discussion of mercury: this vaccine Does Not Contain Mercury, Thiomersal, Thimerosal and It Never Has. Continue reading

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