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NIH wakes up

Posted in Bad Astronomy by Skepdude on September 22, 2008

The National Institutes of Health has shut down a study based on antivaccination garbage.

Hurray!

The research was looking into chelation, the idea that an amino acid can be pumped into the bloodstream where it will remove some potentially toxic metals. What spurred this? The nonsense that mercury is present in the blood due to childhood vaccines.

Yeah, that crap again. So why was the study stopped by NIH?

The board determined that there was no clear evidence for direct benefit to the children who would participate in the chelation trial and that the study presents more than a minimal risk.

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