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Why We Do What We Do

The World Mercury Project Team is devoted to the health of people and our planet. Our mission is to work aggressively to reduce exposure to all sources of mercury, hold those accountable who failed to protect our planet and people from unnecessary exposure, restore health to those who have been harmed, and make sure this tragedy never happens again.

We do what we do for many reasons. Some of us have children who have been injured. Some of us have seen an injustice and feel the need to step in where others fear to tread. Some of us are focused on the demand for scientific integrity, others on improving the health of this, and future, generations. Some of us are eager to help any way we can. But the one thing we all share is our passionate belief that we have public health policies and practices that are harming our children. For the future good health of our children and planet, we call for more research and transparency. Read our personal stories below and join our movement.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. by Gage Skidmore
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. by Gage Skidmore

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World Mercury Project Raise public awareness of the sources and dangers of mercury

  • Type 1 Diabetes on the Rise in Young Children: Is Anyone Paying Attention?
    by Joyce Ghen on August 14, 2018 at 16:09

    By the World Mercury Project team   Chronic illness is at epidemic levels in the United States as well as other wealthy nations. Autoimmune diseases, though tending to receive less attention than headline-grabbing afflictions such as cancer and heart disease, have experienced some of the most […]

  • Glyphosate/Roundup
    by Joyce Ghen on August 13, 2018 at 17:51

    IARC Monographs Volume 112-evaluation of five organophosphate insecticides and herbicides The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” in 2015. Weedkiller […]

  • Lead
    by Joyce Ghen on August 13, 2018 at 17:12

    Health of Children Living Near Coal Ash This study reported that “Several components of coal ash, such as heavy metals like lead, mercury, and arsenic, may be associated with health and sleep problems in children.” Children living near coal ash had a significantly greater prevalence of […]

  • Pesticides
    by Joyce Ghen on August 13, 2018 at 17:06

    Neurodevelopmental disorders and prenatal residential proximity to agricultural pesticides: the CHARGE study. The Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and Environment (CHARGE) study links neurodevelopmental disorders with gestational pesticide exposures, particularly organophosphates. Developmental […]

  • Phthalates
    by Joyce Ghen on August 13, 2018 at 17:00

    Association between phthalates and attention deficit disorder and learning disability in U.S. children, 6–15 years This cross-sectional study found evidence that certain phthalates are associated with increased odds of attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities. The post Phthalates […]

  • Ultrasound
    by Joyce Ghen on August 13, 2018 at 16:57

    Severity of ASD symptoms and their correlation with the presence of copy number variations and exposure to first trimester ultrasound “These data suggest that variation in ASD symptoms may result from exposure to diagnostic ultrasound during early prenatal development of children with […]

  • Food Additives
    by Joyce Ghen on August 13, 2018 at 16:04

    Food Additives and Child Health A July 2018 study and policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics calls attention to the “more than 10 000 chemicals…allowed to be added to food in the United States” and the potential adverse effects on children’s health. […]

  • Bisphenol A (BPA)
    by Joyce Ghen on August 13, 2018 at 16:03

    Neurological Effects of Bisphenol A and its Analogues “Accumulating evidence indicates that BPA has detrimental effects on neurological development. Other bisphenol analogues, used as substitutes for BPA, are also suspected of having a broad range of biological actions.” “Concerns […]

  • Acetaminophen (paracetamol)
    by Joyce Ghen on August 13, 2018 at 15:54

    The role of oxidative stress, inflammation and acetaminophen exposure from birth to early childhood in the induction of autism ‘Most physicians are largely unaware of the varied and complex effects of acetaminophen on the nervous system and on metabolism.” “The possible role of […]

  • Fluoride
    by Joyce Ghen on August 13, 2018 at 15:51

    Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive Outcomes in Children at 4 and 6–12 Years of Age in Mexico This landmark U.S.-government-funded study found that “higher prenatal fluoride exposure, in the general range of exposures reported for other general population samples of pregnant women […]

  • Flame Retardants (PBDEs)
    by Joyce Ghen on August 13, 2018 at 15:05

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016041201830045X “Exposure to PBDEs during both prenatal and postnatal periods may disrupt memory domains in early adolescence. These findings contribute to a substantial body of evidence supporting the developmental neurotoxicity of PBDEs […]

  • EMFs/Wireless Technologies
    by Joyce Ghen on August 13, 2018 at 15:04

    Thermal and non-thermal health effects of low intensity non-ionizing radiation: An international perspective. New study on “thermal and non-thermal health effects of low intensity non-ionizing radiation” concludes that “There is strong evidence that excessive exposure to mobile […]

  • HPV Vaccine Safety: Cochrane Launches Urgent Investigation Into Review After Criticisms
    by Joyce Ghen on August 10, 2018 at 15:56

    A Cochrane review that gave the all-clear to vaccines designed to prevent cervical cancer did not include all the relevant trials and ignored possible sources of bias, a new analysis has found. The post HPV Vaccine Safety: Cochrane Launches Urgent Investigation Into Review After Criticisms appeared […]

  • The Peanut Allergy Epidemic: What’s Causing It and How to Stop It
    by Lynne Arnold on August 10, 2018 at 06:50

    Why is the peanut allergy an epidemic that only seems to be found in western cultures? More than four million people in the United States alone are affected by peanut allergies, while there are few reported cases in India, a country where peanut is the primary ingredient in many baby food products. […]

  • The Vaccine Court: The Dark Truth of America’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
    by Lynne Arnold on August 10, 2018 at 06:33

    A hard look at the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and the families desperately trying to navigate their way through it. The Vaccine Court looks at the mysterious and often unknown world of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), the only recourse for seeking […]

  • Natural Measles Immunity—Better Protection and More Long-Term Benefits than Vaccines
    by Joyce Ghen on August 8, 2018 at 14:53

    By the World Mercury Project team   Stories about vaccines in the popular press tend to be unabashedly one-sided, generally portraying vaccination as a universal (and essential) “good” with virtually no down side. This unscientific bias is particularly apparent in news reports […]

  • NY Times Vaccine Science “Hostage” Op-Ed is a Gift
    by Joyce Ghen on August 6, 2018 at 16:34

    By J.B. Handley, Director, World Mercury Project   Underneath one of the more absurd cause-and-effect conjectures ever undertaken by a reporter lies a treasure-trove of truth about vaccine safety science. If the study results implicate vaccines, scientists are pressured to suppress.   NEW […]

  • CBER Response to Lyn Redwood 06-08-18
    by Joyce Ghen on August 3, 2018 at 13:42

    From: CBER OCOD Consumer Account <cberocod@fda.hhs.gov> Date: June 8, 2018 at 3:34:13 PM EDT To: Lyn Redwood <tlredwood@mindspring.com> Subject: 18135 RE: Information Request   Dear Ms. Redwood: Thank you for your follow-up inquiry about vaccine safety. I apologize for the delayed […]

  • Garbage In, Garbage Out: Researchers Dress Down Cochrane for Its Flawed and Biased Review of HPV Vaccines
    by Joyce Ghen on August 2, 2018 at 19:36

    By World Mercury Project Team In May 2018, Cochrane, the research organization that bills itself as the “international gold standard for high quality, trusted information,” released a flattering review of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. The Cochrane review methodology involves […]

  • World Mercury Project Re-Publishing Guidelines
    by Joyce Ghen on August 2, 2018 at 15:13

    Want to share World Mercury Project articles and/or articles written by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (for World Mercury Project) and Information? Worldmercuryproject.org is a website owned by World Mercury Project, Inc. All content including articles, videos, and other elements […]

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