09/13/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
New York – A recent study suggests the mercury based preservative thimerosal is not linked to increased autism risks. As reported by Reuters, researchers found evidence to add to a number of studies that show the vaccine preservative does not increase the risk of the development of autism in children.
Senior author of the study, Dr. Frank Destefano, director of the Immunization Safety Office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “This study should reassure parents about following the recommended immunization schedule.”
Dr. Michael J. Smith, a pediatrician at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky, who is not connected to the research, is further quoted as stating of the findings, “This is a very reassuring study… These data show that you could receive a thimerosal vaccine and not be concerned about it.”
More information may be found at http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100913/hl_nm/us_mercury_autism.
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