Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Out and about

Posted by Craig Westover | 10:08 AM |  

Off to the state Capitol this afternoon to attend a Senate Health Committee hearing on a subject that is becomes more involving everyday. I’m one the last people to cry that the sky is falling when it comes to environmental matters, but the Mercury issue is about more than how many fish a person should eat in a month.

Mercury, in the form an additive preservative, was and still is found in many childhood vaccines, including the flu vaccine. There’s a growing body of evidence that this trace amount of Mercury, combined with the eagerness of government for universal vaccination of children and the natural inclination of government to commit sins of omission rather than sins of commission has led to an epidemic (not too strong a word) of childhood autism and autism-like symptoms in children.

I’ve been researching, probably over researching, this issue and you’ll see more posts and columns in the coming weeks. It’s another example of government, with the best of intentions, overstepping its capabilities and creating a disaster, then trying to regulate its way out.


Research shows some individuals vulnerable even to low levels of mercury

St. Paul, MN – A renowned mercury researcher will testify at the Capitol this Tuesday, February 1 to describe mercury’s harmful effects on humans.
Boyd Haley, PhD, chair of the University of Kentucky chemistry department,
will speak at a joint hearing of the Minnesota Senate Health and Environmental committees, held from noon to 2:30 p.m. in Capitol Room 15.

Professor Haley’s research has appeared in many peer-reviewed medical journals, and he lectures frequently at national and international conferences. He will provide information on neurodevelopmental damage caused by mercury in vaccines, and neural and autoimmune disorders caused by mercury in amalgam tooth fillings. Of all elements, mercury is the second most toxic.

Haley has testified before the U.S. House Committee on Government Reform warning against the use of the mercury-based sterilizer Thimerosal in vaccines.
Senator Becky Lourey is sponsoring Senate File 639: Prohibiting The Use Of Certain Vaccines Containing Mercury Or Mercury Compounds. Other bills to restrict mercury use will be introduced later in the session.

From noon to 1 p.m. environmental sources of mercury will be discussed at the hearing, with testimony from a Minneapolis physician and other experts. The Mercury-Free Vaccine Bill will be presented at 1 p.m.

Professor Boyd Haley’s website:

For more information on mercury, contact:
Jerri Johnson (651) 688-6515 or Jerrijohn@aol.com
Minnesota Natural Health Legal Reform Project