Anti Vaccine, Bogus Studies, Quackery

Bogus Study: The Relationship Between the Level of Copper, Lead, Mercury and Autism Disorders: A Meta-Analysis

The myth of copper, lead, and mercury being related to autism has been long since debunked. It comes from the anti vaccination movement.  A meta analysis, an examination of data from a number of independent studies on the same subject in order to determine a result, was performed by Jafari Mohammadabadi, Sayehmiri and Rafiei. They… Continue reading Bogus Study: The Relationship Between the Level of Copper, Lead, Mercury and Autism Disorders: A Meta-Analysis

Anti Vaccine, Quack Supplement Suppliers, Quacks

Quack Exposed: Spectrum Awakening

What is Spectrum Awakening Spectrum Awakening is an online company that sells supplements to parents of neurodivergent children. They are supported by TACA and Autism Hope Alliance. They preach detoxification to treat autism. This company was created by biomedical doctors. It was founded by Jared Skowron. He has been working with autistic children and children… Continue reading Quack Exposed: Spectrum Awakening

Anti Vaccine, Quackery, Quackery Myths

Quack Myth Exposed: Vaccines are Unsafe and Unnecessary

There has been a lot of talk about people believing that vaccines are not safe or necessary. There is also a belief that vaccines cause autism.  This could not be further from the truth. The United States' Center for Disease Control has a long-running vaccine safety program and closely monitors the safety of vaccines. Part… Continue reading Quack Myth Exposed: Vaccines are Unsafe and Unnecessary

Anti Vaccine, Quackery, Quackery Myths

Quackery Myth: Safety of HPV Vaccine

Myths: HPV Vaccine is not safe. Fact: The HPV vaccine is safe and doesn't contribute to any serious health issues. Any vaccine or medication can cause mild reactions. The most common is pain or redness at the injection site. Other typical side effects are : 1. low-grade fever 2. headache or feeling tired 3. nausea… Continue reading Quackery Myth: Safety of HPV Vaccine

Anti Vaccine, Quackery, Quackery Myths

Quack Myth: The SIDS and Vaccine Connection

In the anti-vaxxer community, there is a belief that there is a connection between Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and vaccines. Babies receive multiple vaccines when they are between 2 and 4 months old. This is the age range that is most common for SIDS. This has led people to believe the two are related.… Continue reading Quack Myth: The SIDS and Vaccine Connection