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Vaccines and autism: Investigate!
  • Petitioned Rep. Joe Pitts

This petition was delivered to:

Chairman of Subcommittee on Health, Cttee on Energy & Commerce
Rep. Joe Pitts
President
Barack Obama
Chairman of Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Sen. Tom Harkin

Vaccines and autism: Investigate!

    1. Phyllis Wheeler
    2. Petition by

      Phyllis Wheeler

      Saint Louis, MO

A survey in 2000 showed 1 in 150 eight-year-olds had autism; the recently announced one from 2008 showed 1 in 88, nearly twice as many. What next?

Research focusing on genetics is off-base; an epidemic can't be caused by genetics, which don't change much over a generation. Research needs to focus on the environment, particularly things that have changed a lot since the epidemic began in 1990.

Both the EPA and the FDA, gatekeepers for new chemicals in our environment, have failed in vigilance. Pesticides, GMO crops, plastics additives like BPA, and new pharmaceuticals receive cursory testing performed by the manufacturer only, not unbiased. When problems arise, the public carries the burden of proof, not the manufacturer.

Because the number of vaccines has increased alongside the scope of the autism epidemic, vaccines should be a target of intense scrutiny by unbiased studies. But conflicts of interest at the FDA and intense lobbying by the rich companies so far have deflected or vilified investigations. These companies stand to profit greatly from more and more vaccines, especially since they are legally shielded from liability.

The FDA has approved dozens of vaccines for our tiny children, many containing toxic aluminum, many containing a multiple whammy of viruses injected at the same time. Is the vaccine schedule too many, too soon? Under the current system which tests new vaccines one-by-one, the FDA will never find out.

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    • Tierra Coleman LYNCHBURG, VA
      • 12 months ago

      Yes this is important, my son has autism.

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    • Jenna Waldrop ADRIAN, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      This is important to me because we should be protecting our children, not making them sick

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    • Jacky Witherspoon GREENWOOD, SC
      • over 1 year ago

      My son was vaccine injured.

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    • Joe Blow WHEREVER YOU WANT, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because vaccinations are harmful to society and need to be investigated to protect our nation.

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    • Brandon Holliday BLOOMINGTON, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      My brother completely changed after dTap.

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