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New Study Finds No Link Between Vaccines, Autism

Posted September 2, 2003 11:20 a.m. EDT

— The results of a 30-year study released Tuesday found no link between vaccines and autism.

According to Danish researchers, childhood vaccines with mercury-containing Thimerisol do not appear to be linked to the disorder. The Danish research showed that autism rates in Denmark increased even after Thimerosol was removed from vaccines.

Back in November, WRAL investigated Thimerosal in vaccines. Reporter Cullen Browder spoke with the Bono family, which blames Thimerosal for their 13-year-old son's medical and developmental problems.

The Bonos said their son, Jackson, was normal and healthy until he received a bunch of vaccines when he was 16 months old.

Autism rates in North Carolina have quadrupled over the past decade.