With the frightening rise in autism over the past ten yearshas come an increasing concern that thimerosal, amercury-based preservative used in vaccines, may be responsible.

Thus far, most medical studies have not revealed aconnection between thimerosal and autism, and the vaccineindustry continues to use the preservative in vaccines givento babies.

The proposed California bill would make it illegal to givevaccines to expectant mothers or babies under three monthsof age if they contain any more than trace amounts ofthimerosal. The state chapters of the American Academy ofPediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians hadopposed the bill because they feared that it might lead tovaccine shortages.
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