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Toxins surround us in many forms, but those found in vaccines are of increasing concern among parents, and rightfully so. As the Children’s Health Defense continues to advocate for transparency and sound science in our nation’s vaccine program, it’s important to note that mercury, still found in some flu shots and other vaccines, isn’t the only substance standing in the way of a safer vaccination schedule. Other dangerous substances abound in the vaccines that our government agencies continue to insist are safe. No one challenges parents for researching the safest car seats, cribs, or infant carriers for their children. The same should hold true when parents want to be fully informed about what makes up the vaccines intended for their children.

Vaccines and the Liberal Mind

Instead of demanding blue-ribbon safety science and encouraging honest, open and responsible debate on the science, too many online outlets are silencing critics and shutting down discussion on this key public health and civil rights issue. By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman, Children’s Health Defense Slate recently published an investigative report detailing how pharmaceutical giant, […]

The Ongoing Thimerosal Travesty Needs to End

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.   Children’s Health Defense Team Note: The lessons learned from the ongoing saga of thimerosal are significant to all who care about vaccine safety, want justice for the injured, and to prevent future harm. The government has said they corrected the thimerosal issue and want us to believe the case […]

Part 4-The Special Ed Epidemic: Uncovering the Answers

By Sheri A. Marino, MA, CCC-SLP for Focus for Health, Children’s Health Defense Partner In this four-part series, Children’s Health Defense’s partner, Focus for Health (FFH), examined the special education epidemic, its crippling effects on the US economy, as well as housing and employment issues for individuals with disabilities once they age out of school. […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Other FAQs Mercury Myths Media Claims Herd Immunity Questions Media Should Be Asking CHD’s Vaccine Safety Project Mercury is Not Safe in Any Form: Debunking the Myths About Thimerosal “Safety Media Vaccine Safety Claims vs. Facts We’re living in an age where parents increasingly report that their typically developing children declined cognitively and physically after […]

The New York Times vs. the Science on the Flu Shot

A recent New York Times article urging readers to follow the CDC’s flu shot recommendation provides a useful case study of how the mainstream media manufacture consent for public vaccine policy by systematically deceiving the public about hihat the science says.

Contributing Writers

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group’s achievement helped spawn 300 […]

Childhood Cancers, Autism and Environmental Toxins

By the Children’s Health Defense Team The incidence of childhood cancers has been steadily rising for several decades, to such an extent that cancers in young people now have their very own day in the limelight: International Childhood Cancer Day (February 15). For American children ages one through 14, cancer is the top disease-related cause […]

The Vaccine Program: Betrayal of Public Trust & Institutional Corruption—Part 6 of 7.

“A Foolish Faith In Authority Is The Worst Enemy Of The Truth”– Albert Einstein By Vera Sharav   Note from the Children’s Health Defense Team:  Following is Part Six in Vera Sharav’s seven-part exposé of the complex and widespread corruption that exists in the vaccination program, the deceptive practices by officials of “authoritative” international public health […]

The Vaccine Program: Betrayal of Public Trust & Institutional Corruption. Part 1 of 7.

Vaccine Safety Assessments & Vaccine Science Falsified to Support Vaccination Policy by Vera Sharav   Note from the CHD Team:  Following is Part One in a seven-part series of Vera Sharav’s in-depth exposé of the complex and widespread corruption that exists in the vaccination program. Her investigation has uncovered decades-long fraudulent activity that has permeated the vaccine industry. […]

Vaccine Safety Project Transcript

Hi, I’m Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and I’m the Chairman of the Children’s Health Defense and I made this video primer because in a dozen states across America today, state legislatures and governors are considering passing vaccine mandates and the facts in this video are facts that every political leader who’s trying to decide whether to vote for or against those mandates ought to understand.

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Countering False Vaccine Safety Claims

Vaccines can and do cause injuries, including autism   By The Children’s Health Defense Team We’re living in an age where parents increasingly report that their typically developing children declined cognitively and physically after receiving vaccines. Despite the sound science supporting these parent claims, government agencies and mainstream media continue issuing the now shopworn mantra […]

 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 […]

Flu Vaccines in Pregnancy and Childhood: What You Need to Know

By The Children’s Health Defense Team   Download and print our flu vaccine brochure. Share with your family, friends, doctors and community leaders. (Download our flu vaccine brochure in greyscale.) Visit our flu vaccine web page. It’s full of flu facts to help you make informed decisions about your family’s healthcare.     You want to […]

Entries for the Challenge and Our Responses

The criteria for submitting an entry into the $100,000 challenge was to send an English translation of the proffered study, a $50 processing fee, a letter explaining why the study qualifies for the reward, and the name and address to which the $100,000 check should be directed. The submissions were initially reviewed by staff to […]

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 […]

Peer-reviewed Science

The peer reviewed science is accumulating. So far, the CHD has collected more than 80 studies linking mercury to autism, over 240 studies confirming mercury from any source is a health hazard, and almost 200 studies specifically showing the dangers of thimerosal. And we are just getting started! All of the papers are peer-reviewed science in prestigious journals to […]

On the Crime of Heresy Against the Vaccine Religion

By Jeremy Hammond To question public vaccine policy is to commit the crime of heresy against the vaccine religion, as illustrated by how any dissent is met by its defenders. There is something wrong when you are not allowed to question public vaccine policy without automatically being labeled as “anti-science”, a believer in “pseudoscience”, or even […]

Pitting Parents Against Parents

The Escalating Efforts to Silence Vaccine Safety Debate By Alison Fujito It’s one thing to recommend something you believe in. It’s quite another to demand that everyone else believe in it as well.  Add hostility, politics, lobbyists, and an industry with a long history of dishonesty, and the result is the antithesis of the founding […]

Why I’m Not “Anti-Vaccine”–And Why We Should All Want to Study Vaccine Safety

By Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Chairman, Children’s Health Defense On January 10th, following a month of quiet negotiations with his transition team, Donald Trump asked me to chair a commission to investigate vaccine safety.  A predictable firestorm of protest greeted the announcement.  Hundreds of media outlets denounced me as “anti-vaccine” – or worse – and condemned […]


The press conference can also be viewed through Facebook Live Press Conference Transcript Good morning everybody, I’m Sharyl Attkisson. In just a moment Bobby Kennedy will lead the news conference and afterwards I’ll moderate a short segment of question and answer. But first we have a brief excerpt, about three to four minutes long, with […]

An Open Letter to American Journalists from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. & Robert De Niro – February 15, 2017

On the occasion of our announcement of the Children’s Health Defense’s $100K challenge, we want to address America’s reporters, journalists, columnists, editors, network anchors, on-air doctors and news division producers. We especially want to reach out to those of you who have made a point of assuring the public about the safety of the mercury-based […]

Yale University Study Shows Association Between Vaccines and Brain Disorders

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. A team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine have found a disturbing association between the timing of vaccines and the onset of certain brain disorders in a subset of children. Analyzing five years’ worth of private health insurance data on children ages […]

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 […]


The first association between autism and exposure to mercury was the publication of the landmark article Autism, A Unique Type of Mercury Poisoning by Bernard, et. al in 2000. The paper was first published in its entirety and later in the journals Medical Hypothesis and Molecular Psychiatry in 2001. The authors conducted an extensive literature review of mercury and autism and showed that exposure to mercury can give rise to the traits defining or commonly found in individuals with autism spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Is the Autism Epidemic Real?

A threadworm tactic employed for a decade by Big Pharma and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and their allies to combat the scientific evidence that the autism explosion is a manmade epidemic of recent origins has been to hint that there is no autism epidemic at all. Public health agencies maintain a disciplined refusal […]

Press Information

Press Kit – Facts for Media Contact Us OVERVIEW Led by Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, the mission of the Children’s Health Defense is to raise public awareness of the sources and dangers of mercury, help those who have been personally affected by mercury exposure, and push for the safe and responsible removal of mercury […]

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Forbes Magazine & CDC’s Rogue Scientist

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Stark facts belie Willingham's dismissive assertion that Thorsen is merely the creature of an anti-vaccine conspiracy mill. Poul Thorsen is subject of a 22-count indictment by the US Department of Justice for wire fraud and money laundering in connection with more than $1 million in research grants that he allegedly […]

The True History Behind Salon’s Retraction of my “Deadly Immunity” Article

Key Facts By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Salon removed my piece “Deadly Immunity” years after its publication. Salon cited no new factual mistakes to support its retraction. Parroting CDC/Pharma talking points, Salon’s Editor-at-Large, Joan Walsh, explained that Salon had simply lost faith in the science that links thimerosal to brain injuries. Salon cited no science […]