The damage seems to be more likely from ethylmercury which is in vaccines than from mercury in amalgam and environment.....
From Boyd Haley, posted with permsission (in response to Me & Teresa Binstock, in response to Karin Nelson and Guardian Story
Sheri: Dr. Nelson states " not least because the symptoms of mercury poisoning are quite different from those of autism." This is an excellent comment by Dr. Nelson. In our studies at the molecular level we found the toxicity by thimerosal was more potent than Hg2+ so we agree that the patterns observed in autistic children should not match those of standard mercury poisoning. For example, in brain tissues low levels of Hg2+ was very specific for inhibiting the viability of tubulin only, similar to what was observed in Alzheimer's diseased brain. However, thimerosal not only inhibited the viability of tubulin but also of actin, something we did not observed with Hg2+. In addition, testing other metabolic enzymes we found that thimerosal was much more effective at inhibiting the viability of many of these enzymes than was Hg2+. Therefore, autisim is not likely caused by standard mercury poisoning----it is more likely caused by ethylmercury poisoning.
"Mercury is a neurotoxin, so it does raise questions, but water is a neurotoxin too at high enough doses. If you're going to talk poison, you have to talk dose," says Karin Nelson". Lets do talk dose then. Long ago I calculated the level of thimerosal that would exist in children of different body weights receiving three different levels of thimerosal and using three different levels of body liquid availability that could dilute the thimerosal. This covered the entire possible range of toxicant levels.
Essentially all of the data, up to 33 pound babies getting one shot, placed the calculated values in the range were lethal, or at least very negative, effects on neurons were observed in our studies. Then along comes Dr. Richard Deth and he finds inhibition of a critical enzyme (methionine synthase) at levels near 1 nanomolar, at least 10-fold lower than where our observed effects on neuron life occurred. Therefore, by solid calculations the level of thimerosal in vaccinated infants reaches and even surpasses the toxic level. Further, Dr. Nelson totally ignores two important
factors: genetic susceptibility and synergistic toxicity, just as Dr. Clarkson did in his review recently published in the New England J. of Medicine. This represents arcane and outdated thinking. It is well known in the literature that two very common items, milk and antibiotics, have dramatic effects on mercury toxicity levels and excretion. All of the above is my opinion as is the following. Our agencies responsible for protecting our children and other citizens from exposure to toxic levels of mercury have totally dropped the ball and now they are making absolutely stupid arguments why the exposures to mercury in vaccines could not cause any developmental problems. Both Dr. Nelson and Dr. Clarkson should be ashamed of the comments they have published that, in my opinion, were
constructed to hide the toxic effects of thimerosal exposure. Boyd Haley
** I asked about the antibiotics and milk statement made above and his response.......
Sheri: I copied this from a slide. The reference is at the end. Boyd
• In a study where rats were given high doses of oral antibiotics the half-life for excretion of mercury increased from 10 days to >100 days. If the rats were also on a milk diet the excretion half-life increased to over 300 days. (Rowland, Archives of Environmental Health 1984: 39(6); 401-408)
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 11:46:33 -0000
From: "Robert Cohen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Milk Sugar (Lactose) & Ovarian Cancer
You're reading it here first. Although the study is two months away from actual publication, the authors (doctors and scientists) have missed a critically important factor which is revealed at the conclusion of this column. A soon-to-be published paper (June 10, 2004 issue of the International Journal of Cancer, 110(2):271-7) will present a Harvard Medical School study (Fairfield KM, et. al.) linking the consumption of milk sugar with increased risk of ovarian cancer.
Women are targeted by the dairy industry with an enormous lie: Drink milk or face osteoporosis. The Harvard Nurses study included 80,326 participants. In 1997, that same ongoing nurse study revealed in the American Journal of Public Health (Volume 87) that milk drinkers actually experienced higher rates of bone breaks. That journal article reported:
"...Data indicate that frequent milk consumption and higher dietary calcium intakes in middle aged women do not provide protection against hip or forearm fractures...women consuming greater amounts of calcium from dairy foods had significantly increased risks of hip fractures, while no increase in fracture risk was observed for the same levels of calcium from nondairy sources."
The June, 2004 International Journal of Cancer study will reveal a 40% greater risk for women in the highest category of lactose consumption.
Scientists will be reporting this shocking news:
"For each 11-gram increase in lactose consumption (the approximate amount in one glass of milk), we observed a 20% increase in risk of serous cancers. Skim and low-fat milk were the largest contributors to dietary lactose. Women who consumed one or more servings of skim or low-fat milk daily had a 32% higher risk of any ovarian cancer and a 69% higher risk of serous ovarian cancer compared to women consuming 3 or less servings monthly." Lactose, a milk sugar, is made up of two other sugars, glucose and galactose. Galactose has been identified as a causative factor in heart disease and cataracts. See:
Researchers in 2004 did not explore why lactose would cause additional cancers, relying solely upon epidemiological data. Twenty-three years ago, the New England Journal of Medicine (1981, 304:994-998) reported:
"The damage can be prevented if galactose restriction is instituted very early in life...another example of organ damage which has been well documented is ovarian damage... with galactosemia."
Most adults "lack" the enzyme, lactase, to break down lactose. Instead, lactose is broken down by bacteria in the lower gut. Be aware that galactose can be found as a common food additive, carrageenan. The molecular structure of carrageenan is identical to this highly caustic disease-causing milk sugar. If you are a vegan and avoid eating milk and dairy products, do your body a favor and carefully read the ingredients label of all processed foods. Just say "no" to carrageenan.
Subject: Eating Pesticides
USDA and FDA allow farmers to spray 50 times more pesticides on crops intended for animal feed than is permitted on crops intended for human consumption. Cows eat thousands of doses of pesticides which become concentrated in their milk. Twelve pounds of milk are required to make one pound of ice cream. Concentrated pesticides for human treats on hot summer days.
"A 1988 FDA survey of milk samples from grocery stores in 10 cities found that 73% of the samples
contained pesticide residues." Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 1991; 47
"Indeed, the largest contributors to daily intake of chlorinated insecticides are dairy products, meat, fish, and poultry."
Living Downstream, by Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D.
"The primary source of dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and coplanar PCBs for the general population is food, especially meat, fish, and dairy products."
Chemosphere, 1998 Oct, 37:9