Thimerosal

Continuing Increases in Autism Reported to California’s Developmental Services System: Mercury in Retrograde

Source: 
Archives of General Psychiatry, Schechter, Grether
Date Published: 
2008
Year Published: 
2008

California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) data do not show any recent decrease in autism in California despite the exclusion of more than trace levels of thimerosal from nearly all childhood vaccines. The DDS data do not support the hypothesis that exposure to thimerosal during childhood is a primary cause of autism.