Plos ntds co-editor-in-chief peter hotez lists the key scientific papers refuting the myth that vaccines cause autism i have a unique perspective on the recent headlines surrounding vaccines and their alleged links to autism i serve as president of the sabin vaccine institute, a non-profit organization devoted to vaccines and immunization. Aluminum in vaccines has not been implicated in any infant or childhood health problems conclusion most scientific and medical experts are satisfied that no connection exists between vaccines and autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders still, critics continue to question the issue.
Ethylmercury, the type found in thimerosal, was not associated with vaccine-associated human toxicity during the decades during which thimerosal was found in vaccines researchers do not consider thimerosal to be a cause of autism.
This study does not support the hypothesis that thimerosal-containing vaccines and/or the mmr vaccine play a role in the etiology of autism” taken together these studies show that childhood or maternal vaccines do not cause autism. In april, researchers published a study that looked at nearly 1,000 children and concluded that exposure to vaccines during the first two years of life was not associated with an increased risk of developing autism. The paper’s findings led other doctors to do their own research into the link between the mmr vaccine and autism at least 12 follow-up studies were done none found any evidence the vaccine caused autism an investigation into the 1998 study also uncovered a number of problems with how it was conducted. Vaccines of interest: while the initial vaccine targeted by dr wakefield was mmr, over time and as epidemiological evidence accumulated that the mmr vaccine was not associated with autism spectrum disorder (asd), the target shifted from mmr vaccine to the preservative thimerosal as well as simultaneous vaccination with multiple vaccines.
Vaccine ingredients do not cause autism one vaccine ingredient that has been studied specifically is thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative used to prevent contamination of multidose vials of vaccines research shows that thimerosal does not cause asd.
Hundreds of independent studies conducted over the last 15 years have come to the same conclusion: vaccines do not cause autism given this substantial body of evidence, the scientific community agrees that that neither vaccines nor their ingredients are linked to the development of autism. A meta-analysis of ten studies involving more than 12 million children reaffirms that vaccines don’t cause autism if anything, immunization was associated with decreased risk that children would develop autism, a possibility that’s strongest with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.
A 2013 cdc study [pdf – 204 kb] added to the research showing that vaccines do not cause asd the study looked at the number of antigens (substances in vaccines that cause the body’s immune system to produce disease-fighting antibodies) from vaccines during the first two years of life. Analysis of 10 studies involving more than 12 million children reaffirms that vaccines don’t cause autism mmr shot may actually decrease risk () a meta-analysis of ten studies involving more than 12 million children reaffirms that vaccines don’t cause autism. Researchers do not consider thimerosal to be a cause of autism thimerosal became associated with autism in the public arena when parent advocacy groups identified an increasing number of children diagnosed with autism and also an increasing number of recommended childhood vaccinations.