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Urine testing confirms Autism is mercury poisoning
By Kate Adams
Tuesday, October 02, 2007

US Autism & Asperger Association, Inc.
News Release


WASHINGTON, DC - A new peer-reviewed scientific/medical case study
confirms that many children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs)
suffer from mercury poisoning. The new study, "A Prospective Study of
Mercury Toxicity Biomarkers in Autistic Spectrum Disorders" by Mr.
David A. Geier and Dr. Mark R. Geier has been published in the most
recent issue of the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health,
Part A (volume 70, issue 20, pgs 1723-1730).

This study utilized urinary porphyrin profile analysis (UPPA) to
assess body-burden and physiological effects of mercury in children
diagnosed with ASDs.

Using UPPA, Geier and Geier (2007) examined 71 children diagnosed with
ASDs, neurotypical siblings, and general population controls. The
researchers studied urinary porphyrin patterns using results reported
both by the US Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) and the
French Laboratoire Philippe Auguste.

Their findings demonstrated that:
* Only the non-chelated patients diagnosed with ASDs had porphyrin
patterns indicative of clinical mercury toxicity.
* Treating ASD diagnosed patients with chelating agents resulted in
lower mercury-specific urinary porphyrins.
* The UPPA patterns reported were consistent between the two labs used.

The results of the present study confirm and extend previous
observations by Nataf et al. (2006) and Geier and Geier (2006) on the
use of UPPA profiling to establish the causal role for mercury in
ASDs. Additionally, the current findings are consistent with those
observed by many other physicians who treat patients diagnosed with
both ASDs and mercury toxicity.

Thus, urinary porphyrin profile testing is being successfully used to:
* Demonstrate the role of mercury in ASD populations,
* Identify those children and adults who are mercury poisoned, and
* Track mercury excretion from affected children undergoing treatment.

For the past several years there has been a raging controversy as to
whether or not mercury in medicines, especially in vaccines, has
caused a dramatic rise in the rate of children diagnosed with an ASD.
Many experts have insisted ASDs are caused by some
yet-to-be-identified genetic cause. A paper recently published in
Nature Genetics described the results of multi-million-dollar genetics
study (which studied a thousand-plus families with at least two
children diagnosed with an ASD using in-depth genetic screening).
Tellingly, the authors reported, "None of our linkage results can be
interpreted as 'statistically significant'."(The Autism Genome Project
Consortium 2007).

With the current study's results, public health officials should now
publicly admit what they have been saying in their private transcripts
and memos: Mercury from Thimerosal-containing vaccines and other
medicines has been a major cause of ASD cases, which, based on recent
CDC estimates (CDC 2007), may exceed a rate of one in 100 children.

Today, any parent, physician, or healthcare provider can easily
confirm whether a non-chelated child with an ASD diagnosis is mercury
poisoned by having UPPA testing run at either laboratory.

CoMeD's web site, [link to ] contains:

* Further information on how to order these tests,
* Full copies of the Nataf et al. (2006), Geier and Geier (2006), &
Geier and Geier (2007), and
* Some of the many published papers validating the UPPA test.

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