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ID:

13

Date:

2004-12-25

Headline:

Report shows CDC hid autism-mercury data from public & congressional inquiry

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week

City:

Atlanta, GA

Summary:

Safe Minds, a nonprofit group probing the link between mercury and autism, used FOIA to obtain data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and research fellow, Dr. Thomas Verstraeten, who examined the connection between childhood disease and mercury exposure. His analysis revealed that CDC officials knew in 1999 of an eleven-fold increase in autism risk in children who received vaccines containing thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative, compared to those who did not.

Notes:

Nonprofit group SafeMinds filed the FOIA

Keywords:

vaccine; autism; children; thimerosal; mercury


Agencies:

CDC

States:

GA

Categories:

health care


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