An alliance of 48 “top scientists” have finally signed their names to the long known reality that “toxic chemicals” cause brain damage in children, including mercury as “prime example” # 6 on the list.
In his powerful July 1st talk at the 2nd Annual Health Freedom Rally, Andrew Wakefield identifies the political shapeshifting of the press release that was released the very same day as the health rally in Santa Monica, opposing the draconian and widely detested California Senate Bill No. 277, signed into law on July 1. On the same day, a federal lawsuit was filed against the new law.
“In this article,” Wakefield says with characteristic precision, “they talk about mercury, they talk about pharmaceuticals–they come within a hair’s breadth of saying what you have known all along…the people who wrote this paper wrote it in large part because they do not want to wind up on the wrong side of history, ” adding, “…I will not let them forget where they stood…They do not absolve their consciences that easily.”
The July 1 press release, which you can read in full here, reads:
“An unprecedented alliance of leading scientists, health professionals, and children’s health advocates agree for the first time that today’s scientific evidence supports a link between exposures to toxic chemicals in food, air and everyday products and children’s risks for neurodevelopmental disorders. The alliance, known as Project TENDR, is calling for immediate action to significantly reduce exposures to toxic chemicals to protect brain development for today’s and tomorrow’s children.
Neurodevelopmental disorders include intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficits, hyperactivity, and other maladaptive behaviors, and learning disabilities. Project TENDR’s consensus statement can be found here.
Prime examples of the chemicals and pollutants that are contributing to children’s learning, intellectual and behavioral impairment include:
Organophosphate (OP) pesticides
Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants
Combustion-related air pollutants, which generally include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
“This is truly an historic agreement. It’s the first time so many leaders in public health, science, and medicine agree on the message from the scientific evidence: that toxic chemicals are harming our children’s brain development,” said Irva Hertz-Picciotto, environmental epidemiologist at UC Davis and TENDR Co-Director. “Ten years ago, this consensus wouldn’t have been possible, but the research is now abundantly clear.”
This is a wild pack of self-congratulatory lies, of course. “Ten years ago,” the “science” was already abundantly clear. But cowards like to hide behind concepts like “consensus” and act as though it is a magician’s hat that makes their 20 years of denial and complicity disappear.
Adding insult to unimaginable injury, their next move will be to shroud themselves in glory, and of course, funding. One thing they will never have is what Wakefield has: A flawless track record of staying true to his mandate as a scientist, rather than waiting for “consensus,” on the stolen and betrayed lives of children.
That’s why his name is known, and theirs aren’t.
If you Google “Andrew Wakefield,” you will find over 9.5 million hits.
9,690,000 and counting.