In the words of Rashid Buttar, DO – Autism Summit 2015

Autism is nothing more than mercury toxicity on board a physiology which has a predisposition for the inability to excrete – that’s it!

He goes on to explain how Mercury is all over the place, yet the main exposures are:

Inutero, the maternal amalgam load comin in from the mother, and the vaccinations during pregnancy

The vaccinations, at the start of life

Everyday exposure to Mercury from the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas), as well as in our modern day food and water supply.

Whilst we are all exposed to Mercury, and we know from the evidence base that it’s bad for all of us, however in Autism there is a genetic predisposition, where the Mercury toxicity cannot be cleared.  Dr Buttar goes on to explain, that Autism has always been there, even relating the artist Picasso and his paintings, to symptoms verbalised by one of his patients.

The reason for the increase in numbers, is not the genotype itself, but the phenotypical expression which has many modern day environmental exposure to Mercury contributing to the expression.

Brain Neuron Degeneration via Mercury

This video is from the university of Calgary. It shows how mercury kills brain neurons. Using live brain cultures, the mercury is introduced and the cells die. Vaccines can contain mercury called thimerosal.

 

From the NHS website – Thiomersal (mercury) in vaccines

Thiomersal is a preservative which contains small amounts of mercury. It’s used to prevent the growth of bacteria or fungi in the vaccine.

High doses of mercury can be toxic to the brain and other organs. However, no harmful effects have been linked with the level of thiomersal used in such small amounts in vaccines.

Although there have been concerns in the past that thiomersal-containing vaccines can cause autism, there is no scientific evidence that this is the case.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that there is no risk from thiomersal in vaccines. Read the full WHO statement.

Thiomersal is no longer used in any of the vaccines routinely given to babies and young children in the NHS childhood immunisation programme.