, 2227-2253; doi:10.3390/e14112227
Empirical Data Confirm Autism Symptoms Related toAluminum and Acetaminophen Exposure
*, Robert M. Davidson
and Jingjing Liu
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,Cambridge, MA 02139, USA; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (J.L.)
Internal Medicine Group Practice, PhyNet, Inc., Longview, TX 75604, USA;E-Mail: email@example.com (R.M.D.)
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Received: 24 September 2012; in revised form: 16 October 2012 / Accepted: 5 November 2012 / Published: 7 November 2012
Autism is a condition characterized by impaired cognitive and social skills,associated with compromised immune function. The incidence is alarmingly on the rise,and environmental factors are increasingly suspected to play a role. This paper investigatesword frequency patterns in the U.S. CDC Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System(VAERS) database. Our results provide strong evidence supporting a link between autismand the aluminum in vaccines. A literature review showing toxicity of aluminum in human physiology offers further support. Mentions of autism in VAERS increased steadily at theend of the last century, during a period when mercury was being phased out, whilealuminum adjuvant burden was being increased. Using standard log-likelihood ratiotechniques, we identify several signs and symptoms that are significantly more prevalent invaccine reports after 2000, including cellulitis, seizure, depression, fatigue, pain and death,which are also significantly associated with aluminum-containing vaccines. We proposethat children with the autism diagnosis are especially vulnerable to toxic metals such asaluminum and mercury due to insufficient serum sulfate and glutathione. A strongcorrelation between autism and the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine is alsoobserved, which may be partially explained via an increased sensitivity to acetaminophenadministered to control fever.
autism; vaccines; MMR; HEP-B; glutathione; sulfate; cholesterol sulfate;aluminum; mercury; acetaminophen