Title

Boost Vaccine Safety: Five Common-sense Steps Could Save Vulnerable Children from Damage

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

8-12-2008

Journal

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Inclusive Pages

11A

Keywords

Immunizations; Childrens' Health

Abstract

One in every 150 children has an autism spectrum disorder. Mitochondrial dysfunction is not rare among these children. The best evidence suggests that at least 4 percent — and perhaps 20 percent or more — of autistic children have mitochondrial dysfunction. With stakes this high, it's time for policy-makers to take five common-sense steps to ensure that more children are not damaged by the very vaccines intended to protect them.