1. Robert Kennedy’s World Mercury Project: New Study Indicates that Widespread Exposure to Aluminum Is Setting the Stage for Catastrophic Neurological Damage
Robert F. Kennedy Note: Dr. Christopher Exley’s study is on aluminum in the brains of 10 donors who had autism. They contained some of the highest levels of aluminum ever recorded in human brain, and the aluminum was found in the brain’s immune cells, the microglia and the cells which provide support and protection for the neurons, the glia.
How does a 15 year old have as much aluminum in his brain as someone who is many decades older who has died of familial Alzheimer’s disease?
Dr. Exley’s findings have shocking implications for today’s generation of children who receive 5,000 mcg. of aluminum in vaccines by the age of 18 months and up to 5,250 additional mcg. if all recommended boosters, HPV and meningitis vaccines are administered.
By World Mercury Project Team
Scientists have been aware of aluminum’s neurotoxicity for decades. Although aluminum’s apologists have tried to shroud the metal’s risks in manufactured controversy, a growing number of reports by researchers in the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Israel, the U.S. and elsewhere has furnished substantive evidence linking aluminum to neuropathology, including the epidemics of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Dr. Christopher Exley—one of the world’s leading experts on aluminum toxicity—has shown that chronic intoxication with myriad forms of this “ubiquitous and omnipresent metal” is exacting a high price on human health. Dr. Exley and other aluminum experts such as molecular biologist Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic have confirmed that aluminum readily and actively traverses the blood-brain barrier to selectively accumulate in brain tissues, where it induces unwelcome changes in brain biochemistry. As Dr. Exley has noted, “There are no ‘normal’ levels of brain aluminum,” meaning that “its presence in brain tissue, at any level, could be construed as abnormal” [emphasis added].
Documenting Aluminum in the ASD Brain
In light of the fact that even minute amounts of aluminum can have adverse neurological consequences, Dr. Exley’s newest paper—which reports on the first-ever study of aluminum in ASD brain tissue—is groundbreaking.
Published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, the paper documents some of the highest values for aluminum in human brain tissue ever recorded.
Using a two-pronged study design (see box), the researchers measured and characterized aluminum deposits in brain tissues from five to ten ASD donors, most of whom died in their teens or twenties.
|Study DesignQuantitative component: First, the investigators used graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GRAAS) to measure aluminum content in frozen brain tissue samples. Frozen tissue was available from one female donor (age 44) and four male donors (ages 15, 22, 33 and 50) who, when alive, had a confirmed ASD diagnosis. The researchers quantified aluminum levels in 59 tissue samples representing five different areas of the brain (frontal, parietal, occipital, temporal and hippocampal).
Qualitative component: Using a technique called fluorescence microscopy, the researchers visualized aluminum deposits according to their presence (a) insideversus outside the brain cells and (b) in the two types of brain tissue (grey matterversus and white matter).
What the research team found was startling. The study’s quantitative arm documented “consistently high” aluminum levels representing “some of the highest values for brain aluminum content ever measured in healthy or diseased tissues.” Specifically:
- All five individuals had at least one brain tissue with a “pathologically significant” level of aluminum, defined as greater than or equal to 3.00 micrograms per gram of dry brain weight (μg/g dry wt). (Dr. Exley and colleagues developed categories to classify aluminum-related pathology after conducting other brain studies, wherein older adults who died healthy had less than 1 μg/g dry wt of brain aluminum.)
- Roughly two-thirds (67%) of all the tissue samples displayed a pathologically significant aluminum content.
- Aluminum levels were particularly high in the male brains, including in a 15-year-old boy with ASD who had the study’s single highest brain aluminum measurement (22.11 μg/g dry wt)—many times higher than the pathologically significant threshold and far greater than levels that might be considered as acceptable even for an aged adult.
- Some of the elevated aluminum levels rivaled the very high levels historically reported in victims of dialysis encephalopathy syndrome (a serious iatrogenic disorder resulting from aluminum-containing dialysis solutions).
The study’s qualitative findings were equally concerning:
- Across the 10 donors, the investigators identified 150 aluminum deposits. All 10 donors had aluminum deposits in at least one tissue.
- Aluminum deposits were markedly more prevalent in males than females (129 deposits in seven males, averaging over 18 deposits each, versus 21 deposits in three females, for an average of 7).
- In males, most aluminum deposits were inside cells (80/129), whereas aluminum deposits in females were primarily extracellular (15/21). The majority of intracellular aluminum was inside non-neuronal cells (microglia and astrocytes).
- Aluminum was present in both grey matter (88 deposits) and white matter (62 deposits). (The brain’s grey matter serves to process information, while the white matter provides connectivity.)
- The researchers also identified aluminum-loaded lymphocytes in the meninges (the layers of protective tissue that surround the brain and spinal cord) and in similar inflammatory cells in the vasculature, furnishing evidence of aluminum’s entry into the brain “via immune cells circulating in the blood and lymph” and perhaps explaining how youth with ASD came to acquire such shockingly high levels of brain aluminum.
The Importance of Glial Cells
There are three broad categories of non-neuronal (glial) cells, including astrocytes (which support neuronal signaling), oligodendrocytes (which create myelin) and microglia (responsible for repairing damage). In discussing their results, Dr. Exley’s team comments that the intracellular location of most of the aluminum in these non-neuronal cells was the “standout observation” for ASD.
Unlike other brain cells, the microglia (which represent about 10% of brain cells) are dedicated immune cells.
Microglia also play a key role in the process known as synaptic pruning that takes place during vital phases of cognitive development in early childhood as well as adolescence, continuing into the late 20s. This process, which some observers have likened to “neural spring cleaning,” allows the maturing brain to shed “weak or redundant [neuronal] connections.”
Given this and other important microglial functions, the microglia have attracted considerable research attention as key players in brain disease, including autism. (Astrocytes also have implications for autism, given the role of astrocyte dysfunction in seizures—a condition that is frequently comorbid with ASD.)
A pivotal review article published in 2017 observes that “microglia are now known to be active participants in brain function and dysfunction” and notes that “aberrant [synaptic] pruning during critical developmental periods could contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders.”
Evidence suggesting that the microglia are dysfunctional in ASD includes findings from postmortem ASD brain studies showing “altered microglial counts, morphology, and neuronal interaction” as well as altered expression of microglia-specific genes.
It is clear to many researchers that environmental factors can alter microglia function, negatively affecting brain development and synaptic connectivity; when this occurs during important developmental periods, there may be “consequences throughout life.”
Aluminum exposure undoubtedly constitutes a dangerous environmental exposure, and Dr. Exley observes that “microglia heavily loaded with aluminum…will inevitably be compromised.”
The Most Pervasive Exposure to Aluminum
The study’s results strongly suggest that aluminum is entering the brain in ASD via cells that have become loaded up with aluminum in the periphery.
Where is the aluminum coming from?
One of the most pervasive routes of modern-day exposure to neurotoxic aluminum is via aluminum adjuvants in vaccines. (Vaccine manufacturers use aluminum adjuvants to intensify the vaccine recipient’s immune response.)
Elsewhere, Dr. Exley has described the “migratory capabilities” of aluminum-based adjuvants “at sites distant to the injection site,” including the brain.
In the ASD brain paper, Dr. Exley and coauthors point out that the “burgeoning” use of aluminum-adjuvant-containing childhood vaccines “has been directly correlated with increasing prevalence of ASD.”
A 2011 study by Lucija Tomljenovic and Christopher Shaw confirms that aluminum-containing vaccines are having crippling neurological consequences.
Their analysis shows that children from countries where ASD prevalence is highest have the highest exposure to aluminum from vaccines; moreover, children’s increased exposure to aluminum adjuvants over the two decades starting in the 1990s significantly correlates with the increase in ASD prevalence in the U.S.
Counting the shots now pushed during pregnancy, highly vaccinated American children may receive up to 73 total vaccine doses by age 18, including multiple rounds of injected aluminum.
U.S. vaccines containing one or more aluminum adjuvants*
|Infection or Illness||Vaccine||Manufacturer or Brand Name|
|Diphtheria-tetanus or tetanus-diphtheria||DT
Tenivac; Mass Biologics
|Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis or tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis||DTaP
|Haemophilus Influenzaetype B||Hib||PedvaxHib|
|Hepatitis A||Hep A||Havrix; Vaqta|
|Hepatitis B||Hep B||Engerix-B; Recombivax|
|Human papillomavirus||HPV||Gardasil; Gardasil 9|
|Streptococcus pneumoniae||Pneumococcal||PCV 13/Prevnar 13|
Hep A/Hep B
* Aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, aluminum salts, amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate (AAHS), potassium aluminum sulfate
Crucially, Dr. Exley and coauthors note that what “discriminates [their] data from other analyses of brain aluminum in other diseases is the age of the ASD donors” [emphasis added].
The extreme levels of aluminum found in the brains of the study’s teenage donors have alarming implications for the entire generation of highly aluminum-vaccinated children.
Moreover, Dr. Exley’s other research has consistently shown that aluminum is the most significant contributing factor to Alzheimer’s disease.
Given that it is no longer unheard of to see Alzheimer’s being diagnosed in people who are in their 20s, 30s, or 40s, it is not unreasonable to worry that a catastrophic new wave of AD may be about to compound children’s already heavy burden of ASD and other neurological disorders.
Recognizing the risks, numerous researchers have called for a halt to the use of aluminum salts in vaccines.
The powerful results of this study underscore the urgency of heeding this plea as well as eliminating exposure to other sources of neurotoxic aluminum.
2. The Dr Judy Wilyman Report: Newsletter #182 and Newsletter #183
Newsletter 182 The Illawarra Mercury is Misinforming the Public about University Research
13 November 2017
The Australian media continues to present false information about my university research to the public. Please see the letter below that I have sent to the editor of the Illawarra Mercury and to UOW academics in order to correct the latest false information that was provided.
I would also like to promote the vaccine information night that will be held in Sydney next Monday 20 November (7-9 pm) that will provide you with the informaton about vaccines that is being suppressed by the mainstream media. Here is a link to the speakers and tickets for this event – ‘Australia, Let’s talk about Vaccines‘
Letter to Illawarra Mercury Re False and Misleading information about University Research
10 November 2017
To the Illawarra Mercury Editor
Copied to UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings and UOW academics
I would like to request that you correct the false and misleading information that you have provided to the public about my PhD research on vaccinations in your newspaper article by Agron Latifi (1st November 2017). This information is fabricated and it misinforms the public about an important health topic.
Professor Paul Wellings, the VC of UOW is standing by the high standard of my PhD research and Agron Latifi has made unfounded claims.
Here is my reply to Agron Latifi’s fabricated comments. I am requesting that you correct this information to ensure that the public is accurately informed about this university research to protect public health.
RE ‘Controversial UOW Professor awarded Emeritus Professorship’ (Agron Latifi, 1 November 2017)
On 2 November 2017 my supervisor at the University of Wollongong (UOW), Professor Brian Martin, was awarded a prestigious Emeritus Professorship for his dedication to academic integrity and freedom of speech. Brian Martin’s dedication to freedom of speech ensures that all scientific issues can be debated, including vaccination, but the Illawarra Mercury journalist describes this behaviour by a professor as ‘controversial’.
On the contrary, it is controversial for the media to attempt to prevent the science from being scrutinised not for an academic to present the science for debate in a PhD. This is why UOW academics and the UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings, are standing by this research.
The Illawarra Mercury journalist claims that my PhD thesis is ‘anti-vaccination’ instead of informing the public that it provides the scientific evidence for the risks of vaccination that need to be assessed to determine the benefits of this procedure in healthy people. The newspaper also misinforms the public about the faculty in which my research was completed.
This is significant because it has been used as a way of attempting to discredit the scientific arguments I have presented.
My whooping cough research was completed in a Master of Science (Population Health) degree in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences in 2007. However, the University of Wollongong would not allow me to continue my PhD research in the faculty of health because of the politics of this issue. Hence it was directed to the humanities in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts.
The Illawarra Mercury journalist claimed my research was completed in the Faculty of Social Sciences – this is untrue. This faculty was not established until 2014 when public health was moved from the Faculty of Health to this new faculty. This was after my research was almost completed in the Faculty of Law. Humanities and the Arts.
The journalist also suggests that my research claims there is a ‘vast conspiracy’ between global health agencies to push immunisation. This statement is misinforming the public about my academic research. My thesis provides the evidence that the World Health Organisation (WHO) is breaching its charter of promoting objective science by allowing pharmaceutical companies and the World Bank / International Monetary Fund and wealthy foundations, to influence the design of global vaccination programs through the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI).
The recommendations for vaccines for WHO global health programs are not being made by sovereign countries in response to their own needs, but by the GAVI alliance – a partnership that includes the pharmaceutical and biomedical companies that benefit from the vaccines they are recommending. These recommendations are provided to the World Health Organisation who then recommends them to be implemented in all WHO member countries.
This practice is deceptive and it allows the pharmaceutical companies to benefit from government health policies. This is detrimental to human health and it is a fraudulent practice. The false claims that the Illawarra Mercury and other Australian media are making about the scientific literature on vaccines is ensuring that this deception remains hidden to the public.
Here is my interview with Sarah Westall from Business Game Changers ‘The VaccinationDebate: Let’s Get Serious‘ that describes how human health is being endangered by this non-transparent government health policy.
Newsletter 183 Loss of Freedom of Speech and Vaccination Debate in Australia
27 November 2017
University of Wollongong (UOW) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings,
Copied to UOW Academics
Dear Professor Wellings,
The University of Wollongong is complicit in harming the health of Australians by promoting false and misleading information about vaccines on the UOW website. This information has been provided by Professor Heather Yeatman a UOW academic who is not an expert in vaccination.
Further, she has a conflict of interest in her role as the president of the Public Health of Australia Association (PHAA) – an organisation that runs the industry-sponsored Australian Immunisation Conference and supports the SAVN pro-vaccine lobby group (an offshoot of the Australian Skeptics Inc).
Heather Yeatman’s non evidence-based claims about vaccines contradict the evidence-based research in my PhD thesis – published on the UOW website. Both claims cannot be correct and UOW is deceiving the public by promoting Heather Yeatman’s unsupported claims about vaccines on its website.
In November 2016 I made an official complaint to the NSW Ombudsman about this situation and 12 months later the investigation has still not been completed. This situation is harming human health.
Publishing the unsupported claims of a non-expert in vaccination on a university website is deceiving to the public and Heather Yeatman, and other UOW academics, have refused to provide the evidence for her claims in many requests over the past 12 months. Silence is the only response we have received to our concerns about the risks of vaccines.
None of the UOW academics who have signed their names to Yeatman’s false claims have addressed or countered the medical risks of vaccines that I have presented in my PhD thesis. Instead they are allowing others to frame these medical risks as “anti-vaccination“.
On 20 November 2017 the City of Sydney stated that “anti-vaccination” talks should not be presented at Sydney Council venues. The framing of my research as “anti-vaccination” is a crime against the Australian population as I am presenting the risks of a medical intervention – for a healthy, genetically diverse population.
All medical interventions need to be assessed for their benefits and risks and the population will be harmed if they are not.
Any UOW academic, doctor, politician or journalist who is referring to the debate on the risks of vaccination as ‘anti-vaccination‘ or who is remaining silent as others dismiss this medical literature as “anti-vaccination“, will be liable for the harm that is being caused by this medical intervention.
The concerned Australian community will be following the US and taking civil action against any authorities who are dismissing the medical risks of vaccines as “anti-vaccination“.
Here is the first notice of liability that has been sent to the US Department of Health and Human Services. It contains the concrete scientific evidence that vaccines cause serious health consequences, including autism and death, and this is why Sweden and Colombia have stated they will not adopt mandatory or coercive vaccination policies.
As an academic whose research is published on the University of Wollongong website it is very concerning that lobby groups are preventing my information from being heard in public forums in Australia by dismissing it as anti-vaccination. Rachael Dunlop and John Cunningham are leaders of these industry pro-vacine lobby groups and they are constantly quoted in the mainstream media.
Please ensure that you stand up for the public interest in government policies by removing Heather Yeatmans false and unsupported claims about vaccines from the University of Wollongong website.
There are no toxicologists who have claimed that combining the following ingredients of vaccines in an infant or an adult is safe:
Borax (‘sodium borate’ – causes infertility and is found in HPV vaccines and hep A)
Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
Thimerosal (50% mercury compound) (flu vaccine multidose vials and infanrix-hexa and hep B 2013)
Antibiotics: Neomycin, Polymxin, Gentamicin, Kanamycin
– including Professor Alison Jones, the executive dean of the UOW Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health and a toxicologist. These ingredients are known to cause neurological damage in animals and no toxicologist has deemed them safe when combined and injected into humans.
This is a tragedy for human health and academic integrity is at stake if UOW does not remove Heather Yeatman’s false claims about vaccine safety and efficacy from the website.
Dr. Judy Wilyman
Bachelor of Science, University of NSW
Diploma of Education (Science), University of Wollongong
Master of Science (Population Health), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong.
PhD in The Science and Politics of the Australian Government’s Vaccination Program, UOW School of Social Science, Media and Communication (re-named the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry in 2014).
3. AVN-Skeptics: Screening of VaxXed to Far North Queensland Indigenous Community