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Lyn Redwood RN, MSN

My son weighed in at close to 9 lbs. He was a happy baby who ate and slept well, smiled, cooed, walked and talked all by one year.  Shortly after his first birthday he experienced multiple infections, lost speech, eye contact, developed a very limited diet and suffered intermittent bouts of bloody diarrhea. He had […]

Flu Shots During Pregnancy & Autism: Cause for Concern

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN A Nov. 19 study, of 45,231 women, published in JAMA Pediatrics, identified a heightened risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis in the children of mothers who received a flu shot during their first trimester of pregnancy. The study, Association Between Influenza Infection and Vaccination […]

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Launches the World Mercury Project – Vows to change government policies that injure children

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. announced today the launch of the World Mercury Project, a public health advocacy organization dedicated to ending exposure to neurotoxic mercury in fish, medical products, dental amalgams and vaccines. The group will focus on making sound science the driver of public policy.

Glyphosate and Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults

By Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN,  President of Children’s Health Defense   In Part I, “The Disturbing Increase in Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults,” we called attention to the steep rise in colorectal cancer incidence in young people in their twenties and thirties and discussed the risks associated with viral vaccines. In Part II, we discuss […]

The Disturbing Increase in Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults

By Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN, President of Children’s Health Defense   This article is dedicated to Breanne and Aston in hopes that efforts to identify what is driving this new epidemic of colorectal cancer in our children will lead not only to more effective treatments, but ultimately prevent this devastating disease. I’m well aware of colorectal […]

The Non-Polio Illness That ‘Looks Just Like Polio’

By Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN, President, Children’s Health Defense   Over the past five years, a rare and serious “polio-like” illness—called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) or acute flaccid paralysis (AFP)—has been cropping up in “unusual” clusters around the U.S., mostly in children. AFM/AFP cases have also been reported in Europe, India and other countries. AFM […]

Overview: FDA is Still “Asleep at the Switch”

On March 30th of this year, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and the Children’s Health Defense team met with the Director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) Dr. Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D. and his colleagues to discuss the agency’s ongoing refusal to ban thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative, from vaccines in the United States. CBER is the division of the FDA responsible for approving and monitoring the safety of all biological products, including vaccines, allergenic products, blood and blood products, and cellular, tissue, and gene therapies.

 FDA’s ‘CBER’: Asleep at the Switch Again – An Ongoing Saga 

By Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN, Executive Director Background: Peter Patriarca, an FDA employee, admitted back in 1999, in a confidential e-mail obtained through FOIA, that, “… the greatest point of vulnerability on this issue is that the systematic review of thimerosal in vaccines by the FDA could have been done years ago and on an ongoing […]

Overview: After All These Years, FDA is Still “Asleep at the Switch”

By Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN, Executive Director Background: Peter Patriarca, an FDA employee, admitted back in 1999, in a confidential e-mail obtained through FOIA, that, “… the greatest point of vulnerability on this issue is that the systematic review of thimerosal in vaccines by the FDA could have been done years ago and on an ongoing […]

Dispelling Myths Regarding the Use of Thimerosal in Vaccines

By Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN Executive Director Children’s Health Defense (Downloadable PDF) Recently, entertainer John Oliver discussed vaccines on his weekly HBO program Last Week with John Oliver. In doing so, he exposed viewers to several inaccuracies about vaccine safety, including those regarding the use and toxicity of the mercury-based preservative thimerosal. In developing his […]

Hiding In Plain Sight: Mercury still lurks in many common pharmaceutical products

By Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN Executive Director, Children’s Health Defense While most people have heard that the mercury based preservative thimerosal was used in infant vaccines and continues to be used in several vaccine preparations, most consumers have no idea that mercury is also a commonly used ingredient in other pharmaceutical products including nasal sprays, […]

New CDC Research Debunks Agency’s Assertion That Mercury in Vaccines Is Safe

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) once again advised pregnant women to curb consumption of fish in order to limit fetal exposures to neurotoxic mercury. This warning raises the baffling query: How can the Centers for Disease Control […]

Description of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP)

Description of the program, a list of critically needed reforms, and information on what parents need to know.

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) was created in 1986 as a no-fault alternative to the traditional legal system for resolving vaccine injury petitions. According to the US Health and Human Services, it was created after lawsuits against vaccine companies and health care providers threatened to cause vaccine shortages and reduce U.S. vaccination rates, […]

Why We Do What We Do

The Children’s Health Defense Team is devoted to the health of people and our planet. Our mission is to end the childhood health epidemics by working aggressively to eliminate harmful exposures, hold those responsible accountable, and establish safeguards so this never happens again. We do what we do for many reasons. Some of us have […]

Why are we still injecting mercury into pregnant women, infants and children?

A review of the thimerosal issue. Lyn Redwood RN, MSN Vicky DeBold RN, PhD On July 7th, 1999 a joint statement was issued by the U.S. Public Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics which called for the immediate reduction and elimination of thimerosal from infant vaccines. While tremendous progress has been made in […]