Press Kit – Facts for Media
Lyn Redwood, Executive Director | Email
Laura Bono, Media Director | Email
Led by Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, the mission of the Children’s Health Defense is to raise public awareness of the sources and dangers of mercury, help those who have been personally affected by mercury exposure, and push for the safe and responsible removal of mercury in all consumer products and industrial processes. Watch Kennedy’s short video about his launch of CHD.
The science is unequivocal. Mercury is one of the most poisonous substances on Earth and is bioaccumulating. It is a serious health hazard. Mercury exposure can cause acute and chronic intoxication at low levels of exposure and adverse effects during any period of development. Mercury is neuro-, nephro-, and immunotoxic and is linked to many difference diseases and conditions. (Autism, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, Acrodynia)
There is no known safe level of exposure for mercury. It is particularly poisonous to children because of its adverse effects on the neurological system. The development of the child in utero and early in life is at particular risk.
Despite news to the contrary, mercury and other dangerous toxins are still being injected into pregnant women, infants and children. As the science proves there is no safe level for mercury in any form, allowing it in “trace amounts” in vaccines and up to 25 mcg. in flu vaccines is a draconian policy that should stop immediately. By informing the public, the press can provide an invaluable service to US health and mankind.
In this video, Dr. William Thompson, a senior CDC vaccine research scientist and co-author of three of the five studies used in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) to deny a link between vaccines and autism claims that the CDC’s autism-vaccine link studies are fraudulent. Thompson’s claims support the evidence that there are at least 83 known cases of vaccine-induced autism have been compensated by the NVICP.
PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH IN REPUTABLE JOURNALS:
The Children’s Health Defense has compiled over 50 peer-reviewed, research papers so far linking mercury to autism. Mercury has also been linked to a myriad of illnesses/chronic conditions including ADHD, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and more. See our website for more information.
HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR JOURNALISTS
Our website is full of the latest science. We invite you to peruse the site and call if you need more information. Here are other helpful resources about mercury’s effects from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
FOR MORE MERCURY FACTS YOU CAN USE
Please contact the CHD. We also suggest you read Thimerosal, Let the Science Speak (The Evidence Supporting the Immediate Removal of Mercury—a Known Neurotoxin—from Vaccines) by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Are you looking for parents, researchers, doctors or other experts to interview about mercury in the environment, medicines, vaccines and industrial processes? Contact us for information.