[2006 July 1] Eric Fombonne Pediatrics. "Pervasive Developmental Disorders in Montreal, Quebec: Prevalence and Links With Immunizations"--- Dr. Fombonne

The "14" Studies  The worst MMR study ever done? We think so. Used a statistical trick by using MMR uptake data from one city (Quebec City) and comparing it to autism rates in a different city (Montreal). No surprise that it was published in Pediatrics. Study author, Fombonne, is one of the most conflicted researchers we have seen

[Sept 2008] The Unconvincing Thimerosal Epidemiological Studies: How and Why They Were Produced, Published and Protected by F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP

It is not entirely true that Quebec children have been receiving thimerosal-free vaccines since 1996. All 3 of the influenza vaccines licensed in Canada contain thimerosal. Currently, close to a third of Quebec youngsters are receiving these, as are a number of pregnant women. For details on this, please visit the links below. Also, it may not be on the immunization scdedule, but Quebec infants who come from countries (or whose mothers were born in countries) where hepatitis B is endemic, are recommended hepatitis B shots as infants. In the U.S., non-thimerosal-containing hepatitis B vaccine became licensed in 1999. At that time, Canada was still using the thimerosal-containing hep B vaccine for infants. That is stated in a Health Canada Bulletin. I doubt Quebec somehow managed to get a non-thimerosal-containing hep B vaccine before the rest of the country and the States (for that matter). Aasa http://www.vran.org//vaccines/flu/flu_ingredients.htm

"Thimerosal Causes Mercury Poisoning X - Link Between Thimerosal and Pervasive Developmental Disorders [Draft Rebuttal to Fombonne et al.'s 'Pervasive Developmental Disorders in Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Prevalence and Links With Immunizations'] (23 August 2006; 102 pages)."

[Teresa Binstock Oct 2006] Comment on: Fombonne article - Pediatrics 2006 118(1): e139-e150 - thimerosal aspects  Fombonne et al's newest article (1) prompts questions:  Is the article a scientific document?  The answer appears to be No, it is not.  If not, then what is the article's purpose?

John P Heptonstall reply to Fombonne article - Pediatrics 2006 118(1): e139-e150


Recently, FAIR Autism Media was contacted by Bloomberg Press to comment on the Fombonne study & article in the Journal of Pediatrics. Dr. David Ayoub offered his comments to the reporter.  This is just another heavily biased study by an author with a long track record of financial ties to the drug industry, and whose previous views on the epidemiology of autism have been discredited,'' wrote Ayoub

SafeMinds Aids to Correct Misinformation

[July 2006] letter to the Guardian (London) which shows this latest study is junk--Clifford Miller