During last ten years the incidence of autism has skyrocketed from 1 in 300 to 1 in 600 children. Many in the healthcare field believe that vaccinations may be the culprit that conventional medicine is fearful to scrutinize.

Are vaccinations worth the risk of a child becoming autistic for the rest of their life?
There has been numerous publications to correlate Autism with Thimerosol [mercury] in vaccination.
Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative used in the manufacturing process of multidose vaccines.

Thimerosal helps to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi in vaccines, to stabilize the vaccine so that it remains effective over time.
The use of thimerosal is necessary to prevent infections at the vaccination site. Infection at the site of the injection can lead to bloodstream infections and abscesses.
The best available science to date has shown that there is no link between vaccines containing thimerosal and autism or other behaviour disorders.

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has reviewed the safety of thimerosal and concluded that the alleged adverse health effect from thimerosal in vaccines has never been substantiated.

International bodies, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) and the Institute of Medicine in the U.S., share this opinion.
NACI has recommended a long-term goal of removing thimerosal from vaccines, provided that safe alternatives to this preservative can be found. This will help to reduce unnecessary environmental exposure to mercury.

Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative. In large concentrations, or over extended periods of exposure, mercury can cause damage to the brain and the kidneys. The organic form, methylmercury, is the main known cause of neurological damage. The sources of methylmercury are in the environment, with fish as a food source being of greatest concern. Maximum tolerable levels for daily intake of methylmercury relative to body weight have been established.

Thimerosal contains ethylmercury, not methylmercury. The original concern regarding thimerosal in vaccines was a purely theoretical one, brought to attention in the 1990s based on the total amount that would be received in the infant schedule as recommended in the United States at that time. The recommended maximum levels for methylmercury exposure were used because no such guidelines existed for ethylmercury.

The assumption was that methylmercury and ethylmercury are handled in the same way by humans. This has been shown to be false. Ethylmercury is eliminated much more quickly and is less likely to reach toxic levels in the blood than methylmercury.

Using Homeopathic vaccination is safer than regular vaccination.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. George Grant, Ph.D., I.M.D.
Specialist in Integrative Medicine