Controversial new research suggests aluminum in vaccines may cause autism. The study found that autistic children have up to 10 times more of the metal in their brains than what is considered safe in adults.
Researchers added that aluminum crosses the membrane that separates the brain from circulating blood and accumulates in cells involved in maintaining a constant internal environment, such as temperature.
Professor Chris Exley from Keele University, the study author, said: ‘Perhaps we now have the link between vaccination and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the link being the inclusion of an aluminum adjuvant in the vaccine.’
The researchers speculated that autism sufferers might have genetic changes that cause them to accumulate aluminum, whereby healthy people can remove.
The controversial findings were discovered after the disgraced gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield said in 1995 that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is linked to bowel disease and autism.
Mr. Wakefield’s view has since been widely discredited. The World Health Organization claims people’s fear of vaccines means many, particularly young children, are unprotected against measles.
Professor Exley, in a piece for The Hippocratic Post, discusses how aluminum accumulates in the brains of autism sufferers and vaccines may be to blame.
Keele University researchers published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology provided the strongest indication yet that aluminum is a cause of ASD.
The aluminum content of brain tissues was found to be extraordinarily high from five donors who died with a diagnosis of ASD; some of the highest values yet measured in human brain tissue.
Why would one of the four major brain lobes of a 15-year-old boy with autism be 8.74 (11.59) micrograms/g dry weight, a value which is at least ten times higher than might be considered as acceptable for an adult never mind a child?
While the aluminum content of each of the five brains was shockingly high, it was the location of the aluminum in the brain tissue which served as the standout observation.
The majority of aluminum was identified in non-neuronal cells. The cells are involved in maintaining a constant internal environment.
Alongside clear evidence of inflammatory cells heavily loaded with aluminum entering the brain via the surrounding membranes, aluminum was also found in inflammatory cells in the brain, and those that separate the brain from circulating blood.
The majority of aluminum found in brain tissues in ASD was within cells and associated with tissues that maintain the body’s internal environment is unique to ASD and may begin to explain why young adolescents had so much aluminum in their brains.
It appears that autism sufferers may be less able to remove built-up aluminum
Scientists believe that there is something within the genetic makeup of specific individuals which predisposes them to accumulate and retain aluminum in their brain, as is similarly suggested for individuals with genetically passed-on Alzheimer’s disease.
The new evidence strongly suggests aluminum is entering the brain in ASD via inflammatory cells that have become loaded up with aluminum in the blood and/or lymph. Much as has been for certain immune cells at injection sites for vaccines that contain aluminum to increase the body’s immune response.
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