In a vicious tirade of tweeting, funny man Jim Carrey has slammed mandatory vaccinations and accused the U.S. government of “poisoning children with mercury and aluminium.”
Carrey’s dramatic outburst on social media comes in the wake of a new California law, which forbids parents the right to exempt their children from vaccinations for “personal or religious reasons.”
“California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminium in mandatory vaccines. This corporate fascist must be stopped.”
The Mirror reports that the 53-year-old rubber-faced comic has been an outspoken critic of mandatory vaccinations since forming a relationship with actress Jenny McCarthy, who believes they were responsible for her son’s autism.
Carrey is quick to stress that he is not anti-vaccine and that his real bone of contention is the levels of mercury still found in thimerosal.
“I am not anti-vaccine. I am anti-thimerosal, anti-mercury. They have taken some of the mercury laden thimerosal out of vaccines. NOT ALL!”
“They say mercury in fish is dangerous but forcing all of our children to be injected with mercury in thimerosal is no risk. Make sense?”
On the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Website it describes how the organization is working with vaccine manufacturers to reduce or eliminate thimerosal from vaccines.
“Thimerosal is a mercury-containing organic compound (an organomercurial). Since the 1930s, it has been widely used as a preservative in a number of biological and drug products, including many vaccines, to help prevent potentially life threatening contamination with harmful microbes.
“Over the past several years, because of an increasing awareness of the theoretical potential for neurotoxicity of even low levels of organomercurials and because of the increased number of thimerosal containing vaccines that had been added to the infant immunization schedule, concerns about the use of thimerosal in vaccines and other products have been raised.
“Indeed, because of these concerns, the Food and Drug Administration has worked with, and continues to work with, vaccine manufacturers to reduce or eliminate thimerosal from vaccines.”
Carrey is not alone in believing that “greed trumps reason” when it comes to vaccine law, and Kirstie Alley, Selma Blair, and Jenna Elfman have also voiced their opposition of the bill passed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The inclusion of mercury in thimerosal is a controversial topic because mercury is one of the most dangerous and toxic substances known to man. It’s been proven that mercury can cause cognitive and developmental problems in children and lead to brain and kidney damage in adults.
Aside from the mercury present in thimerosal, for the past 150 years have dentists have been putting amalgam fillings, containing at least 50 percent mercury, into our children’s mouths.
Growing numbers of people blame amalgam fillings for everything from high blood pressure to arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease, and many dental practices refuse to offer them.
Additionally, although they are banned in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden, we do not perceive amalgam filings as a serious threat to our children’s health because many of us have mouths full of them.
From the very first, the safety of amalgam fillings has divided professional opinion. Introduced in the 1830s, the silver fillings were created by bonding mercury, silver, tin. copper, and zinc together to form a relatively cheap, durable, and stable substance that could be used to fill cavities within the teeth.
In 1840, the American Society of Dental Surgeons denounced the use of amalgam due to concerns about mercury poisoning. In 1859, dentists who supported the use of amalgam formed a breakaway group called the American Dental Association and used it from then until the present day as the filling material of choice.
In 1926, German chemist Dr. Alfred Stock proved that amalgam fillings were a source of mercury vapour in the mouth, and in 1984 autopsy studies were published demonstrating that the amount of mercury found in the brain and kidney tissue was directly related to the amount of amalgam fillings in the mouth. In 1991 the World Health Organization reported that exposure to mercury from amalgams was higher than that found in fish, seafood, water and the air.
Amalgam supporters justify its continued use by pointing to the fact that it has been in use for over a hundred years, and that any mercury released from amalgam is inconsequential because it is such a miniscule amount over an extended period. Is this really true, and can the same be said about vaccinations?
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