Thimerosal not cause of autism, researchers say

01/7/2008 | San Francisco Chronicle · Forbes

Researchers found that the removal of a mercury-based preservative called thimerosal from childhood vaccines has not reduced the rates of autism in California, suggesting the preservative does not cause the neurological disorder. Autism rates for 3-year-old children increased to 1.3 per 1,000 births in 2003, from 0.3 per 1,000 births in 1993.

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