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September 22, 2015

SafeMinds Statement on Autism and Vaccines in the United States Presidential Campaign Dialogue

September 24, 2015 For Immediate Release Contact: Lisa Wiederlight (202) 780-9821 Childhood Vaccines Make it Into Presidential Debate — View Transcript Here Download Release Here as PDF SafeMinds is delighted that several candidates for president of the United States have been speaking out on national television about the epidemic of autism in our country, […]

September 11, 2015

Acetaminophen as a cause of the autism pandemic? It makes absolutely no sense … at first.

By William Parker, Ph.D. Duke University Medical Center Special to SafeMinds My research looks at what causes harmful inflammation in people in Western societies. The triggers of inflammation are recent developments in human history, appearing after the agricultural revolution only 10,000 years ago. Most did not appear until just a few decades ago, as we […]

August 20, 2015

Face it, There IS an Autism Epidemic

By Lisa Wiederlight, Executive Director, SafeMinds No matter how many times you repeat a lie, you cannot make it true. No matter how much you want something in front of your face not to be real, you cannot make it disappear. You may have heard in the news lately that “autism is not really on […]

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, it's just not going to get better.
July 09, 2015

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, it’s just not going to get better.

Autism. It’s not someone else’s problem. It’s all of ours. If you’re reading this, it’s because you signed up for the SafeMinds mailing list, or follow us on social media. Maybe you read Evidence of Harm many years ago, and learned about SafeMinds crucial role in the autism movement. Maybe you’ve been following our blogs and […]

July 04, 2015

Take Action: Are you from Iowa or do you know someone in Iowa who has a child with autism?

Are you from Iowa or do you know someone in Iowa who has a child with autism or other disability who wanders?  If you answered yes to either or both of these, THIS message is for you!  Please send us your story like the sample below, and email it to  This will help us gain congressional […]

July 02, 2015

Finding Safer Ways to Treat an Age-Old Problem: Lice

You get the call, and the school nurse asks you to pick up your child.  It’s lice.  So you run out to the drug store to pick up a box of chemicals that will eliminate this infestation.  Now, you don’t have to.  There is a proven, safer alternative. The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center recently […]

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