Vaccinations are not Harming our Children, but Coal sure is!

Yet again, researchers have found that there is no link between vaccines and autism. It is a myth, a hysteria, and a dangerous one, since large numbers of unvaccinated children are an epidemic waiting to happen.

Why so many Americans go running off on such wild goose chases but can’t see the nose on their own faces is a complete mystery to me.

So here’s a clue. There really is something that is putting nerve toxins and other poisonous heavy metals into our water and food. It is called coal. And polluting our children’s bodies with its industrial run-off and fumes is perfectly legal. The nation’s 600 coal plants should be closed immediately and replaced with wind and solar energy.

Here’s a mini-documentary on the subject: Coal Ash Contaminates Our Lives: New Mexico Interview:

Burning coal puts extra mercury, a very toxic nerve poison, into our environment, and it ultimately accumulates in fish and in our own bodies’ fat cells. That just can’t be good for us or our children, folks. Mercury in surface water has doubled. Contact with mercury over time makes you crazy. 19th century hat makers used mercury to smooth down felt, which over time made many of them bonkers, hence the Lewis Caroll character, the Mad Hatter. But we are are all now going down the same path toward Mad Hatterdom.

And coal is why? Yes, children, coal is why.

4 Responses

  1. Increased mercury in the environment is a huge problem, which is, of course, why people have been concerned about injecting it into their children.

    I will of course reserve judgment until I read the study not just the editorials, but from the sound of it it’s hardly remarkable.

    “Children with autism and those without had the same total exposure to vaccine antigens…”

    Well, duh, most children in the US receive the vaccination schedule so they will have the same exposure to vaccine antigens. It is certainly and obviously not the case that vaccines cause autism in all children who get them.

    The question is whether there are children who are susceptible to autism (due to genetics, epigenetics, gut dysbiosis, nutrient deficiencies, etc) to which vaccinations (more likely the additives of mercury or aluminum than the antigens) are a contributing factor. That question has yet to be answered.

  2. I agree. Coal is really bad, and so is, actually, biomass burning including cow dung (common in India) and such. Bad air quality from this new and old carbon based combustion kills millions each year.

    If you are ok with keeping the natural gas, then solar and wind could indeed replace most coal, albeit at a huge cost including both generation and more transmission and smarter grids. The gas would still be needed to balance the solar and wind.

    Nuclear is currently the only solution if you want to get rid of both coal and most natural gas in a reasonably cost-efficient manner. The US has recently started to build two modern reactors and China is currently building four of the same model (and some 25 of other models). Let’s see how it goes.

  3. The three-eyed fish that swim in the infested river next to the Monty Burns’ nuclear power plant in Springfield is – like many things on “The Simpsons’” – a caricature of what we are doing to ourselves.

    Despite the TV commercials, there’s no such thing as “clean” coal any more than there’s “safe” fracking and “responsible” oil tar exploration and piping. How many independent studies are needed before people recognize that we are making ourselves sick in the short-term and fouling the planet long-term?

    What astounds me is how many people are willing to believe nonsense from Lurlene in Alabama on the intertube machine about vaccinating children but not to scientists with no ax to grind about how we are facilitating illnesses and climate change through our own stupidity.

  4. I high recommend http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org regarding this issue and others regarding medicine. It would be great if we could move on and use the research dollars to look for the true cause(s) of autism (although we know that ASD’s are over diagnosed about 20% of the time) and other areas of need.

    …the CDC and AAP recommended that thimerosal be removed from all childhood vaccines in 1999 and the last TCV having expired towards the end of 2001. After all, if the hypothesis that TCVs cause autism had been correct, we should have expected to see a marked decrease in the incidence of autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) within about 5 years of 2002, given that the vast majority of cases of ASDs are diagnosed between the ages of 2 and 5. We have not, and, even though its adherents have kept moving the goalposts back regarding the date that we should start to see a leveling off and drop in the incidence of ASDs, starting with 2005, then 2007, and now, apparently, 2011 (which is only less than four months away, by the way), even Jenny McCarthy’s anti-vaccine organization originally founded by J.B. Handley and his wife, namely Generation Rescue, began demphasizing mercury in 2007, after having stated flatly on its website that autism is a “misdiagnosis for mercury poisoning” for so long. Since then, “too many, too soon” has been the favored propaganda talking point.

    link to sciencebasedmedicine.org

    Now the antivaccinationists are climbing aboard the aluminum scare train as well because the scientific evidence is becoming so clear that their previous favorite bogeyman vaccine ingredient, thimerosal, is not associated with autism that even the die-hards are having a hard time arguing that it is anymore, particularly now that thimerosal is no longer present above trace amounts in most childhood vaccines. Consequently, they have no choice but to branch out to other scary-sounding ingredients in vaccines and invoking vague (and, conveniently enough, almost impossible to demonstrate) “environmental toxins” or risk becoming irrelevant.

    link to sciencebasedmedicine.org

    The overload hypothesis is not credible because:

    1.The immunologic load has dropped from 3000 components in the 7 vaccines used in 1980 to less than 200 in the 14 vaccines recommended today.
    2.An infant’s immune system is capable of handling the thousands of antigens it is exposed to early in life.
    3.Vaccinated children are not more susceptible to infections.
    4.Autism is not an autoimmune disease.

    link to sciencebasedmedicine.org

    Remember two things the dose makes the poison (oxygen and water are both toxic at high levels) and correlation does not imply causation (cum hoc propter hoc).

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