The CDC researchers didnâ€™t find a clear link between early exposure to thimerosal and problems with brain function and behavior in children ages 7 to 10. The results are in line with past research that found no connection between vaccines and neurological problems or autism. "Itâ€™s good news for families,â€ said Michael Goldstein, vp of the American Academy of Neurology. â€œThereâ€™s no evidence that these vaccines have caused injury.â€
As with any study, though, there were reasons for pause. For instance, among girls there was a negative association with language development. And among boys there was a detrimental association with behavioral regulation and motor and phonic tics, suggesting the need for further study. So we asked if you felt reassured. Most of you don't. Bear in mind, this isn't a scientific poll. But the results do indicate concern, if not skepticism.
Do you feel reassured by the study?
No - 287 votes, or 90 percent; Yes - 33 votes, or 10 percent.
Total Voters: 320