Live virus vaccination near a pregnancy: flawed policies, tragic results
F. Edward Yazbak, Kathleen Yazbak
p 283-288, Volume 59, Number 3, September 2002
Vaccination of women with live virus vaccines around conception has always been contraindicated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the vaccine manufacturer because of potential risks to the fetus (1,2). Nevertheless this dangerous practice occurs and is associated with maternal health problems and a very high incidence of early-onset autism in the children (3,4).
Postpartum vaccination with live virus vaccines has been recommended by the CDC (5), and described as `convenient' by the vaccine manufacturer (6). This `routine practice' may lead to health and is also associated with many health and obstetrical problems in the recipient, and is frequently associated with autism in both current and future children (4,7). Re-vaccination often fails to produce immunity, the very reason for which it was recommended.
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F. Edward Yazbak, Catherine J.M. Diodati
p 280-282, Volume 59, Number 3, September 2002
Pregnant rubella-susceptible women are often revaccinated during the postpartum period with the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine (MMR). It is known that the rubella virus from vaccine is secreted in breast milk and persists in the nose and throat for up to 28 days but it is not known
whether the measles and mumps viruses are similarly secreted. It is probable the measles virus from vaccine is.
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Autism : Is There a Vaccine Connection? F. E. Yazbak, MD, FAAP
Part II. Vaccination around Pregnancy
Summary: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1,2,3,4 ) and the vaccine manufacturers (5,6,7) have always warned against the administration of live virus vaccines during pregnancy, and shortly prior to conception.
This report describes six mothers who received live virus vaccines and one who received a Hepatitis B vaccine during pregnancy (8) after having received an MMR booster five months prior to conception. All the children who resulted from these pregnancies have had developmental problems, six out seven (85%) were diagnosed with autism, and the seventh seems to exhibit symptoms often associated with autistic spectrum disorders.
AND: Part 3
Vaccination Around Pregnancy, The Sequel
Summary: Two studies, published in late December 1999, described the very high incidence of autism in children whose mothers had received live virus vaccines in the postpartum period (1), prior to conception and during pregnancy. (2)
In the following weeks, twenty two more mothers reported having been vaccinated in those same periods. Every one of them (100%) subsequently had at least one child who developed Autism/PDD. All three studies clearly demonstrate that the administration of a live virus vaccine booster to a mother, around conception, pregnancy, or delivery, may carry certain risks and merits immediate review.
There is crucial need for large-scale independent investigations of a vaccine–autism connection.
Developmental, Cognitive, & Behavioral Effects of Toxic Metals Bernie Windham- Ed.
1. According to a new report published by the National Academy of Sciences, 50% of births in the U.S. now result in birth defects, significant developmental or neurological conditions, or other significant chronic conditions. The majority of these appear to be related to prenatal and postnatal toxic exposures. Toxic metals are documented by EPA and the U.S. Dept of Health to be the most significant and common of these exposures and to affect millions of children.
2. Mercury and toxic metals cause spontaneous abortions, birth defects, chronic developmental neurological and immune condition to millions of children. Most children get significant exposure to mercury and toxic metals, that can be verified by simple, inexpensive tests. The majority of the thousands of children with chronic neurological conditions that have been tested by clinics which use such tests were found to have toxic levels of mercury or other toxic metals, including lead, arsenic, antimony, tin, nickel, and aluminum.
3. There has been a huge increase in children's neurological developmental conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, ADD, learning disabilities, etc. and in immune conditions such as asthma, eczema, and allergies.
4. Mercury is extremely neurotoxic and immunotoxic. Mercury and toxic metals also form strong bonds with the hydroxyl radical(SH) in the body's basic building blocks and cellular fuel, amino acids, and blocks cellular level enzymatic processes such as those that convert cysteine to sulfates, taurine, glutathione, etc. This results in an inability to properly digest amino acids such milk casein, wheat gluten, and sulfur foods; and results in neurotoxic metabolites such as beta-casamorphine, hydrogen sulfide, and sulfites in the blood and system. The majority of children with these condition show significant improvements when avoiding these foods, and after proper tests and treatment for metals toxicity.
5. Infants commonly have gotten significant exposures to mercury from thimerosal in vaccines and from transfer across the placenta of mother's from amalgam dental fillings and from breast milk of mother's with amalgam fillings or who eat a lot of fish. High exposures to lead from house paint, soil, lead solder in water fixtures, etc. is also common, along with exposures to arsenic from pressure treated wood and food, antimony from fire protective materials like Scotch guard, aluminum from cookware and processed food, nickel from dental materials such as crowns and braces, and cadmium from shellfish, fish, and other sources.
6. Mercury and toxic metals also accumulate in the hormonal glands and adversely affect hormone system function and regulation of the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, thyroid, and adrenal glands. These affects along with neurological effects result in widespread cases of ADD, depression, anxiety, hypothyroid conditions, and other neurological and hormonal effects.
7. Toxic metal exposures and the resulting metabolic imbalances and disorders have been found to be a major factor in violent prone behavior, sociopathic behavior, juvenile delinquency, criminality, and mass murderers/serial killers.
8. There is a growing crisis of neurological and immune developmental problems affecting U.S. infants and children related to toxic exposures from the environment, the food chain, and exposure though doctor or dental practices.
9. For some other websites of clinics and medical labs with good information on testing and treatment of these conditions see: Great Smokies Diagnostic Lab, (www.gsdl.com) click on (by condition) and search News (for autism, ADHD, depression, etc.)
Pfeiffer Center/Health Research Institute (www.hriptc.org/autism.htm)
Vitamin Research News (www.vrp.com)
Kirkman Lab- Scientific Nutrition for Autism and PDD (Pervasive
10. Based on experience of many treating these conditions, toxic metals and essential mineral imbalances are almost always present in PDD conditions such as autism, ADD, schizophrenia, learning disabilities, etc. For a good screening test for toxic metal exposures and essential mineral imbalances a hair elements test which is inexpensive and easy can be made through you doctor by ordering the kit from www.doctorsdata.com or www.gsdl.com Without a doctor, a kit can be ordered from www.bodybalance.com or www.vrp.com
Quarter of HK Babies in Study Have High Mercury Levels
Hong Kong, Reuters - A quarter of infants in a Hong Kong study have been found to have excessive mercury in their blood, which can cause mental retardation, and doctors have warned expectant mothers against eating too much fish. Methylmercury is readily absorbed into the blood after ingestion and distributed to all tissues of the body in four days. In pregnant women, it readily crosses the placenta into the fetal circulation system and is deposited in the fetal brain.
In a study of 1,057 infants over a two-year period in Hong Kong, researchers found how much fish mothers consumed directly affected the amount of blood mercury found in their babies. As many as 24.7 percent of the infants in the study were found to have cord blood mercury concentrations of over 61 nanomol/liter, the upper allowable limit. Three percent had blood mercury concentrations of over 100 nanomol/L.
"Eating too much fish by the mother during pregnancy is the major factor in elevating the blood mercury level of the fetus," said Professor Fok Tai-fai at the Chinese University. Lam Wei-kei, a chemical pathology professor who also participated in the study, said: "The major source of human mercury intake is dietary methylmercury present primarily in fish and other seafood." In adults, mercury poisoning causes personality changes, nervousness, irritability, fatigue, insomnia, headache, loss of memory, hearing and vision and even renal failure. In babies, it may lead to stillbirth, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, speech delay, poor control of chewing, salivation and
swallowing. Nanomol is the measure for heavy metals. Curiously, however, fish commonly caught and heavily consumed in Hong Kong were not found to have excessive levels of mercury, the researchers said. "It isn't the case that our fish are particularly bad, it's because we are eating too much fish," Fok said.
One in 12 women of childbearing age have mercury levels in their blood that exceed levels that the EPA says is safe for fetuses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Mercury reduction delay could endanger newborns
Last Updated: 2003-12-05 10:43:48 -0400 (Reuters Health)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A change in rules by the Bush administration that would give utilities more time to cut mercury emissions could expose more children to this toxic substance, increasing their risk of neurologic damage, an environmental group said on Thursday. The changes would relax terms of a December 2000 recommendation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would have required up to 90 percent cuts in mercury emissions from utilities, the largest industrial source.
The rules, under review by the White House Office of Management and Budget, could be released as soon as next week, according to industry sources. "Toxic mercury emissions from power plant smokestacks put countless infants and children at risk for brain damage," said Linda Greer a health expert at the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) in a teleconference on Thursday. Delaying the program will result in several hundreds of tons of extra mercury emissions, NRDC officials say.
The rules would delay a cap-and-trade system to begin mercury emission reductions by 2018. The original plan, proposed by the Clinton administration, called for the cuts to take effect in 2008. The EPA could not be immediately reached about the potential effects of the new rules. One in 12 women of childbearing age have mercury levels in their blood that exceed levels that the EPA says is safe for fetuses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Mercury emissions, 40 percent of which come from coal burning power plants, have been linked to neurologic problems. It can be ingested by nursing babies whose mothers eat contaminated fish. In 2002, forty-five states issued mercury advisories, up from 27 states in 1993, according to Greer. She said 17 states have posted mercury advisories for every body of water inside their borders. A utility industry spokesman said delaying the cap and trade program allows time for utilities to reduce emissions in a more practical, better way. "Ninety percent reductions are not possible with today's technology, and they're (NRDC) out to lunch if they think that is a reality," said Frank Maisano, a spokesman for the Electric Reliability Coordinating Council. He said that delaying the program to 2018 program would allow 70 percent mercury emission reductions and possibly more because past cap and trade systems have been successful.