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 […]