Breaking news: A new study, just published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology has found, via brain autopsies, that there are unusually high amounts of aluminum in the brains of autistic children.
Here's an excellent post about this new science from the Children's Medical Safety Research Institute:
For my science nerd geek friends out there, here's the abstract from the study in its entirety:
"Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder of unknown aetiology. It is suggested to involve both genetic susceptibility and environmental factors including in the latter environmental toxins. Human exposure to the environmental toxin aluminium has been linked, if tentatively, to autism spectrum disorder. Herein we have used transversely heated graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry to measure, for the first time, the aluminium content of brain tissue from donors with a diagnosis of autism. We have also used an aluminium-selective fluor to identify aluminium in brain tissue using fluorescence microscopy. The aluminium content of brain tissue in autism was consistently high. The mean (standard deviation) aluminium content across all 5 individuals for each lobe were 3.82(5.42), 2.30(2.00), 2.79(4.05) and 3.82(5.17) μg/g dry wt. for the occipital, frontal, temporal and parietal lobes respectively. These are some of the highest values for aluminium in human brain tissue yet recorded and one has to question why, for example, the aluminium content of the occipital lobe of a 15 year old boy would be 8.74 (11.59) μg/g dry wt.? Aluminium-selective fluorescence microscopy was used to identify aluminium in brain tissue in 10 donors. While aluminium was imaged associated with neurones it appeared to be present intracellularly in microglia-like cells and other inflammatory non-neuronal cells in the meninges, vasculature, grey and white matter. The pre-eminence of intracellular aluminium associated with non-neuronal cells was a standout observation in autism brain tissue and may offer clues as to both the origin of the brain aluminium as well as a putative role in autism spectrum disorder."
And here's where to watch JB Handley and Del Bigtree break it all down and call out the scientists who refuse to tell the truth and who perpetuate public health policy that is harming our kids: https://www.facebook.com/jbhandleyjr/videos/1924798020893677/
Our own toxicologist has a through write up that's easy to read, about the dangers of aluminum <here>
Even as U.S. Food and Drug Administration showed years ago that aluminum is neurotoxic, the CDC maintained that the cumulative amounts of aluminum injected intramuscularly via vaccines was not. This kind of magical thinking categorizes otherwise smart scientists who cannot or will not pay attention to what is right in front of them when it goes against their belief system. Now we have even more scientific proof that something is amiss with #aluminum and it is implicated in autism.
I propose we all rip the blinders off our eyes and figure this out together. Leave your egos at the door, doctors, researchers, vaccine injury deniers, and brain damage deniers. Cigarettes cause cancer. DES is not safe for pregnant women. Vaccines are harming some children. We all care about the same thing: children's health. Can we please remember that and move forward already?
"Yet, while the aluminium content of each of the five brains was shockingly high it was the location of the aluminium in the brain tissue which served as the standout observation.
The majority of aluminium was identified in non-neuronal cells, which are involved in maintaining a constant internal environment.
"Aluminium was also found in inflammatory cells in the brain, alongside clear evidence of inflammatory cells heavily loaded with aluminium entering the brain via the surrounding membranes and those that separate the brain from circulating blood.
"The fact that the majority of aluminium found in brain tissues in ASD was within cells and associated with tissues that maintain the body's internal environment is, at least for now, unique to ASD and may begin to explain why young adolescents had so much aluminium in their brains."
(Via Daily Mail)
-from Jennifer Margulis https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215128147545356&set=p.10215128147545356&type=1&theater