The Incontiguous Brick

January 27, 2009

Mercury, Autism and Junk Food

Filed under: Warnings — iknowkeith @ 9:32 pm

What do all these have is common? For one thing… they are not related to vaccines.

You would have to have been in a cave to have not heard about the controversy over mercury laced vaccines causing autism in children.  The LA times told us last year that “the prevalence of autism in California children continued to rise after most vaccine manufacturers started to remove the mercury-based preservative thimerosal in 1999, suggesting that the chemical was not a primary cause of the disorder, according to a study released Monday.”
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Okay, so they took out the mercury in vaccines but autism rates are still going up. And it is believed that mercury causes autism. What could it be?

What about food? Stay with me here, we might be on to something…

In the Washington Post today, “almost half of tested samples of commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) contained mercury, which was also found in nearly a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first- or second-highest labeled ingredient, according to two new U.S. studies.”

Uh oh…

Mercury is toxic in any form and is definitely not what you want in your food. Heavy or prolonged exposure can do irreversible damage, particularly in fetuses, infants, and young children. Young’s Syndrome is believed to be a long term consequence of early childhood mercury poisoning. It is also a possible cause of Autism.

So that’s why they call it junk food! I always thought it was because it makes you fat and fills your arteries with crud. It is actually poisonous.

What should you do? That’s easy. Just do exactly what you should have already been doing all along. Read the food labels and whenever you see “high fructose corn syrup” replace the words with “poison” and put it back on the shelf (unless you are shopping for someone you hate, then buy it).

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