Bobby Kennedy, Jr and Joe Scarborough discuss Thimerosal, a preservative used in (childhood) vaccines which is said to cause Autism and many learning disabilities, such as ADD, ADHD, speech delay, hyperactivity and other childhood disorders. Thimerosal breaks down to release neurotoxic ethyl mercury. Mercury causes neurotoxicity in humans, especially in fetuses and small infants whose brains are still developing as it is manifested in the central nervous system. See the interview here:
Thimerosal is a compound that is 49.6% mercury by weight. When pregnant women eat foods or take medicines that contain mercury, the mercury can be transferred to the developing fetus through the placenta. Infants can be exposed to mercury through foods, including breast milk, or medicines. Developing fetuses and young children are more susceptible to mercury exposure than adults because mercury can interfere with the developing nervous system. More here:
According to the FDA, "thimerosal has been removed from or reduced to trace amounts in all vaccines routinely recommended for children 6 years of age and younger, with the exception of inactivated influenza vaccine. A preservative-free version of the inactivated influenza vaccine (contains trace amounts of thimerosal) is available in limited supply at this time for use in infants, children and pregnant women. Some vaccines such as Td, which is indicated for older children (≥ 7 years of age) and adults, are also now available in formulations that are free of thimerosal or contain only trace amounts. Vaccines with trace amounts of thimerosal contain 1 microgram or less of mercury per dose."More here:
Although California, New York and Illinois have banned thimerosal, it is still used in 'trace amounts'. Note that one microgram of mercury has been ruled as a neurotoxin, and 'trace amounts' add up quickly when this quantity of vaccines is administered.
It's in our best interest to become educated about how the body works, what it needs and when, what it doesn't need and why. Start by listening to your body.