Urine testing confirms Autism is
By Kate Adams
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
US Autism & Asperger Association, Inc.
WASHINGTON, DC - A new peer-reviewed
scientific/medical case study
confirms that many children with autistic spectrum
suffer from mercury poisoning. The new study, "A
Prospective Study of
Mercury Toxicity Biomarkers in Autistic Spectrum
Disorders" by Mr.
David A. Geier and Dr. Mark R. Geier has been
published in the most
recent issue of the Journal of Toxicology and
Part A (volume 70, issue 20, pgs 1723-1730).
This study utilized urinary porphyrin profile
analysis (UPPA) to
assess body-burden and physiological effects of
mercury in children
diagnosed with ASDs.
Using UPPA, Geier and Geier (2007) examined 71
children diagnosed with
ASDs, neurotypical siblings, and general population
researchers studied urinary porphyrin patterns using
both by the US Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp)
French Laboratoire Philippe Auguste.
Their findings demonstrated that:
* Only the non-chelated patients diagnosed with ASDs
patterns indicative of clinical mercury toxicity.
* Treating ASD diagnosed patients with chelating
agents resulted in
lower mercury-specific urinary porphyrins.
* The UPPA patterns reported were consistent between
the two labs used.
The results of the present study confirm and extend
observations by Nataf et al. (2006) and Geier and
Geier (2006) on the
use of UPPA profiling to establish the causal role
for mercury in
ASDs. Additionally, the current findings are
consistent with those
observed by many other physicians who treat patients
both ASDs and mercury toxicity.
Thus, urinary porphyrin profile testing is being
successfully used to:
* Demonstrate the role of mercury in ASD
* Identify those children and adults who are mercury
* Track mercury excretion from affected children
For the past several years there has been a raging
controversy as to
whether or not mercury in medicines, especially in
caused a dramatic rise in the rate of children
diagnosed with an ASD.
Many experts have insisted ASDs are caused by some
yet-to-be-identified genetic cause. A paper
recently published in
Nature Genetics described the results of
study (which studied a thousand-plus families with
at least two
children diagnosed with an ASD using in-depth
Tellingly, the authors reported, "None of our
linkage results can be
interpreted as 'statistically significant'."(The
Autism Genome Project
With the current study's results, public health
officials should now
publicly admit what they have been saying in their
and memos: Mercury from Thimerosal-containing
vaccines and other
medicines has been a major cause of ASD cases,
which, based on recent
CDC estimates (CDC 2007), may exceed a rate of one
in 100 children.
Today, any parent, physician, or healthcare provider
confirm whether a non-chelated child with an ASD
diagnosis is mercury
poisoned by having UPPA testing run at either
CoMeD's web site, [link to
* Further information on how to order these tests,
* Full copies of the Nataf et al. (2006), Geier and
Geier (2006), &
Geier and Geier (2007), and
* Some of the many published papers validating the
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