Saturday, November 10, 2007

Autism Blog: President Bush and His Opposition to a Thimerosal Ban

My wife (Julie Lorenzen) has started work on a new blog. It is the Autism Blog. She has a good start and I think this will be a successful blog.

A few days ago, she ventured into presidential politics with her post, President Bush and His Opposition to a Thimerosal Ban. I am reproducing it here with permission:

Yesterday I wrote that the reason why President Bush is vetoing the FY 2008 Bill is because he wants the ban on thimerosal removed from the bill. This concerns the ASA, some scientists, parents and many others because the mercury in thimerosal is believed to be a trigger of autism. Near the end of my post I asked what the safer alternatives to thimerosal were in regards to preserving vaccines. My thanks goes out to the two readers who addressed my question. Please see their comments to my previous post if you would like to know what they wrote.

I once read somewhere that a possible reason as to why President Bush is against the ban is because his father, Past U.S. President H.W. Bush, may have a business connection to the company that manufactures thimerosal . However, I was unsuccessful in my search to find a website to back this claim up. I'm not about spreading false rumors about our U.S. President nor am I into bashing President Bush. But, if anyone can find a credible website discussing this claim, I might write about it in a future post. Thank you for your interest in this topic.

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