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Jan 30, 2013


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The type of mercury in vaccines is different than the type found in fish. In a vaccine, there is less mercury (different half life and trace amounts) than what someone eats in a fish walleye dinner or sushi. Maybe we should look at those states with high rates of autism and their fish consumption. I know MN state health department had programs working with native populations to reduce fish consumption due to the high levels of mercury found in fish from the great lakes.


Thank you for writing about Franson's irresponsible and self-serving actions in the legislature. These are her personal hobby horses, and I find it offensive that she wastes taxpayer and constituent money on this nonsense. I worked hard to try to help Bob Cuniff beat her in November, and she won by 11 votes. It broke my heart.

Phoenix Woman

Bex: Yes. Ethyl mercury, the mercury compound in vaccines, leaves the body far faster than does the one in fish, which is called methyl mercury: http://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/committee/topics/thiomersal/statement_jul2006/en/index.html

The WHO has been dealing with the backwash from Wakefield's atrocious actions for many years now. Their latest statement on thimerosal (aka ethyl mercury) is here: http://www.who.int/wer/2012/wer8721.pdf

Wayne Fortun

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Wow, love the moderated comments that won't allow dissenting views from independents. Nice, what a great site you run, just like a fascist!

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