Calif. Study Fails To Find Autism-Vaccine Link

Law360, New York (January 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Deepening the debate over the causes of autism, California researchers have found that autism cases in the state continued to rise even after the mercury-based preservative thimerosal, which has been suggested as a possible cause of the neurological disorder, was removed from routine childhood shots.

The study, released Monday by California’s public health department and published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, did not find any recent decrease in autism in the state despite the exclusion of more than trace levels of thimerosal from nearly all...
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