Articles in "Taking Sides"
Easton, Thomas. Taking
Science, Technology, and
- YES: Investigative reporter Marnie Ko reports that vaccines,
which use a mercury compound as a preservative, are associated
numerous cases of childhood autism and other conditions.
not adequately tested for safety. (from "Safe from What?"
Edition) September 23, 2002).
- NO: Roger Bernier, Associate Director for Science, National
Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and
Department of Health and Human Services, asserts that numerous
fail to show that vaccines cause autism, and the
preservative is no longer used for childhood vaccines in any
Further research into vaccine safety is under way. (from
"Vaccine Safety and Autism", Testimony
the House Committee on Government Reform, June 19,