Toxic Torts, Autism, and Bad Science: Why the Courts May be Our Best Defense Against Scientific Relativism

Joelle Anne Moreno

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For more than a decade, a growing number of parents have begun to suspect that their children were made autistic by the mercury-based chemical thimerisol, which was previously used as a preservative in childhood vaccines. This explanation has obvious and immediate appeal. We have known about the  dangers of mercury for a long time. Although Alice might not have realized it, her host, the Mad Hatter, was an early victim of mercury poisoning.
40 New Eng. L. Rev. 409

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