Scientists believe they have found a direct link between childhood vaccinations and autism, asthma and ADHD!
These shocking results come from a Generation Rescue study released in June 2007. The research, privately funded without ties to the pharmaceutical industry or the medical community, included an extensive interview of 17,674 vaccinated and unvaccinated children.
When compared to non-vaccinated boys in the same age group, researchers found the following statistics:
– Vaccinated boys age 4-17 are 155 percent more likely to have neurological disorders, are 224 percent more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and 61 percent more likely to have autism.
– Vaccinated older boys, in the age range of 11 to 17, were found to be even more susceptible to autism. They are 158 percent more likely to have a neurological disorder, 317 percent more likely to have ADHD, and 112 percent more likely to have autism.
– Vaccinated boys were 224 percent more likely to develop ADHD.
– Vaccinated boys and girls were 120 percent more likely to develop asthma.
Younger boys that have been vaccinated show less symptoms of autism, however researchers believe that these lower numbers will rise over time as professionals are more able to accurately diagnose the early symptoms of autism in younger children.
Scientists who conducted the study now believe that the mercury found in routine childhood immunizations plays a major role in the ten-fold increase in autism cases over the past two decades.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 150 children will develop autism.
[Source: article “The Age of Autism: Study sees vaccine risk” at www.sciencedaily.com, http://www.sciencedaily.com/upi/index.php?feed=Science&article=UPI-1-20070626-16403000-bc-ageofautism.xml]