See: Early allopathic therapies
[2011 Aug. Safe Minds] Familial Susceptibility to Mercury is a Risk Factor for Autism. New research shows a six-fold risk of ASD in grandchildren of acrodynia survivors
[pdf 2011 Aug] Acrodynia, a form of mercury poisoning in childhood, and its similarities to autism and other neurological and learning disorders of children
"We seem to have about 50% of members who suffer from auto-immune diseases, such as diabetes, lupus, M5, rheumatoid arthritis etc, whereas the general population suffer from 5 - l0%. There is no doubt in my mind that we have significant and common on going health worries, compared to people who did not suffer from pink disease."---Heather Thiele.
Such marketing coincidences (Thimerosal in/Calomel out) seem to be events orchestrated by those who also stood to gain from the continuing the sub-acute mercury-poisoning of babies, which increases not only the short-term medical customer base in the affected children but also, because it causes many of them to develop life-long “chronic” diseases, increases the number of times these customers will need to be seen, treated, and, in most cases, prescribed medicines. Key realities about autism, vaccines, vaccine-injury compensation, Thimerosal, and autism-related research----Gary S. Goldman, Ph.D & P.G. King PhD
PINK DISEASE is babyhood mercury poisoning. Some babies are hyper-sensitive to mercury, and if those babies are exposed to mercury, they get Pink Disease. The most commonly used product containing mercury WAS teething powder, but other products frequently used on babies also contained mercury.
The symptoms include weepy red rash, peeling skin, lethargy, anaemia, sensitivity to light, respiritory distress and general ill health. About 25% of babies who got Pink Disease died.
After it was discovered that mercury was the cause of Pink Disease in 1947, mercury was removed from all teething powders and Pink Disease became rare.
An information gathering exercise by the Pink Disease Support Group has revealed a higher than average incidence auto-immune disorders, Bronchiectasis, Solar Urticaria, chemical sensitivities, allergies, eye and mouth problems, infertility, co-ordination difficulties, poor health, and a proneness to emotional and psychiatric disorders.
Pink Disease is also known as acrodynia, Erythoedema, Feer's Disease, Swift's Disease, and infantile Mercury (Hg) poisoning.