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