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Special Release: Urine Testing Confirms Autism is Mercury Poisoning

US Autism & Asperger Association, Inc.


For Immediate Release - October 1, 2007

Urine Testing Confirms Autism is Mercury Poisoning

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 website, http://www.Mercury-freeDrugs.org 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.


CoMeD President [Rev. Lisa K. Sykes (Richmond, VA) 804-364-8426]
CoMeD Sci. Advisor [Dr. King (Lake Hiawatha, NJ) 973-997-1321]


Click here <http://tk.publicaster.com/dc/ctr.aspx?6c6164=383430303135&736272=46976&747970=6874&66=30> to read"A Prospective Study of Mercury Toxicity Biomarkers in Autistic Spectrum Disorders," David A. Geier, Institute of Chronic Illnesses, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, Mark R. Geier, MD, PhD, Genetic Centers of America, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

Porphyrins are derivatives formed in the heme synthesis pathway and porphyrins afford a measure of xenobiotic exposure. The steps in the heme pathway most vulnerable to heavy metal inhibition are uroporphyrin decarboxylase (UROD) and coproporphyrinogen oxidase (CPOX) reactions. Mercury toxicity was associated with elevations in urinary coproporphyrin (cP), pentacarboxyporphyrin (5cxP), and precoproporphyrin (prcP) (also known as keto-isocoproporphyrin) levels. Two cohorts of autistic patients in the United States and France had urine porphyrin levels associated with mercury toxicity. A prospective study of urinary porphyrin testing at LabCorp (United States) and the Laboratoire Philippe Auguste (France) involving 71 autism spectrum disorder (ASD) patients, neurotypical sibling controls, and general population controls was undertaken. ASD patients had significant elevations in urinary levels of cP, 5cxP, and prcP relative to controls, and > 50% of ASD patients had urinary cP levels more than 2 standard deviations above the mean values for neurotypical sibling controls. Significant reductions in urinary 5cxP and cP levels were observed in ASD patients following chelation. A significant correlation was found between urinary porphyrins measured at LabCorp and those measured at the Laboratoire Philippe Auguste on individual ASD patients. The established developmental neurotoxicity attributed to mercury and biochemical/genomic evidence for mercury susceptibility/ toxicity in ASDs indicates a causal role for mercury. Urinary porphyrin testing is clinically available, relatively inexpensive, and noninvasive. Porphyrins need to be routinely measured in ASDs to establish if mercury toxicity is a causative factor and to evaluate the effectiveness of chelation therapy.

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My word, that sounds very scientistic!

And yet a little voice inside me can't help wondering aloud at how Geier and Geier still manage to retain any shred of credibility after so much of their work has been shown to consist of junk science, misrepresentation and plagiarism.

People just go right on buying their snake-oil.

If only I were "normal," I could believe if fairies too!
Maybe thousands of parents are wrong?

4,800 parents are currently suing over MMR link to autism


Who would you believe: the pharmaco industry who make billions out of these vaccines, or the parents who know their child more than anyone else and saw their kid change dramatically overnight after receiving one or more shots?

Decide for yourself!
It's hard to say, considering the shots are given at the same age that autism tends to first become noticeable to parents anyway.
There are so many things I want to say, but I will stick to the most relevant issues at hand.

I could write a scientific sounding review of anything you want to prove. It is not hard to do, even going so far as to provide institutes with impressive sounding names to lend credibility.

First question, have you looked into this research? Meaning, have you Googled at least, the name of the institutes supposedly overlooking the testing? I have, in several different engines with no luck. In other words, I can not find the institute anywhere. Others can not either.


But you do not have to take my word for it, or anyone else's, do your own research on the group(s) supposedly there.

It is not enough that someone prints a study, they must show a substantial amount of research, who over saw the research and frankly, have a larger than 71 person pool to work with. That small of a sample would not fly in the local community college science or statistics class.

"Maybe thousands of parents are wrong?"

YES, thousands of parents are wrong.

You could just as "credibly" claim the fact that tens of millions of Germans embraced and supported the Nazi Party somehow "proves" that Hitler was right. "Tens of millions of people couldn't be wrong! Could they?"

You are employing a classic logical fallacy known as argumentum ad populum, which implies that the popularity of a given belief somehow "proves" its accuracy. If every single person on Earth held a belief, that still would not constitute proof. By any sound logic, no idea can be proven true by reference to its popularity. That's not logic works, and thus, it's not how science works.

"Who would you believe: the pharmaco industry who make billions out of these vaccines, or the parents who know their child..."

YET AGAIN, you resort to fallacious rhetoric, this time the classic false-choice fallacy. You offer up your own position, juxtaposed against an opposing view which is calculated to sound patently worse to your audience, in a context whose unspoken premise implicitly asserts that no other position can exist. The point of this ploy is to prejudice your audience against any point of view except your own, but, again, the resulting argument is bereft of logical content, the lack of which renders your argument invalid.

Classic blunder.

I find it especially ironic that you cite David Kirby as "evidence" for your claims. Laughably ironic, and pitiably ironic, all at once.

You won't win sober minds to your cause by employing reckless logic. What you do instead is discredit yourself in the eyes of those who actually think. You squander time and resources in an eternal mad crusade against some phantom monster, all the while, spreading misinformation whose cumulative effect is to impede, erode, and destroy quality of life for present-day autistic people all over the world. Thank you so much.

Worse yet, by pretending to oppose Big Pharma (while buying their products with both hands, I'll wager) with your careless and self-indulgent rhetoric, you thoughtlessly taint by association the efforts of those of us who are actively campaigning against the runaway expansion of corporate power, including, especially, the pharmaceutical industry.

Face it, Ahab -- Big Pharma adores people like you, because your feckless crusading actively undermines the hard work of their real opponents. Yes, your fallacious spouting undermines MY work. Again, thank you so much for your "help."

And for future reference, if you want people to be respectful toward you, don't insult them by expecting them to be impressed by such half-baked fallacies.

Have a nice day.
Bravo! In my Humanities class we're discussing the argumentum ad populum fallacy, and sadly it's used by many people to back-up their findings.
Yup, that's been a pet peeve of mine since long before I even knew what it was called. I'd see that "logic" used t try to sell products, and it just turned my stomach. After that, it didn't take long for me to start spotting the same mendacious populism in politics. But until I actually sat down and studied logic and rhetoric (not to mention, philosophy of scientific method!), I just couldn't do anything with it. But that was then. This is now.

"Four out of five experts agree: you should stop listening to canned rhetoric and learn how to think for yourself!"