World Mercury Project

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

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.





Children's Health Defense Help Children’s Health Defense and RFK, Jr. end the epidemic of poor health plaguing our children.

  • 9/11, California, New York and Maine, Terrorism Eighteen Years On
    by Joyce Ghen on September 13, 2019 at 19:04

    Guest Editorial by John Gilmore, Executive Director of the Autism Action Network Eighteen-years ago today hijackers transformed two airliners into cruise missiles and crashed them into the World Trade Center. As we all know, thousands died. Anyone who is old enough to remember that day will never […]

  • Chronic Illness in Children—Who Is Sounding the Alarm?
    by Joyce Ghen on September 12, 2019 at 15:17

    By the Children’s Health Defense Team   Children in the United States are experiencing a serious and historically unprecedented burden of chronic illness. American children display consistently poorer health outcomes than children in other wealthy nations, notwithstanding substantially […]

  • Happy Birthday Children’s Health Defense! One Year Old Today!
    by Joyce Ghen on September 12, 2019 at 15:15

    Thanks to our members, followers and supporters who help us in our big, bold mission to end the childhood chronic illness epidemics by: working to eliminate harmful exposures, holding those responsible accountable, seeking justice for those injured, and establishing safeguards so this never happens […]

  • Dr. Bernadine Healy
    by Joyce Ghen on September 11, 2019 at 14:21

    In this interview Dr. Bernadine Healy, former director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), discusses the importance of taking a look at the hypothesis that there are susceptible children that are more likely to suffer vaccine injury.     The post Dr. Bernadine Healy appeared first […]

  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Response to “The Message of Measles” —What The New Yorker Wouldn’t Publish
    by Joyce Ghen on September 10, 2019 at 15:59

    CHD NOTE: In late August 2019, New Yorker magazine published an article written by staff writer, Nick Paumgarten, entitled, “The Message of Measles.” In the article, Mr. Paumgarten criticized Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s beliefs and advocacy. After contacting numerous New Yorker […]

  • CA SB 276 & SB 714 Signed Into Law by Gov. Newsom
    by Joyce Ghen on September 9, 2019 at 16:28

    CHD Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., delivers an electrifying speech to advocates at a press conference about the passing into law of SB276 & SB714—and asks, “Where are the legal and rational boundaries now that the government can force a medical procedure on children?” He […]

  • CDC Recommended Vaccine Schedule 1986 vs. 2019
    by Joyce Ghen on September 5, 2019 at 17:53

    In the early 1980s, children received three vaccines for seven illnesses—two combination vaccines (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis and measles-mumps-rubella) and a polio vaccine—totaling two dozen doses by age 18.  In the decade following 1989 (beginning soon after the NCVIA’s […]

  • What Polio Vaccine Injury Looks Like, Decades Later
    by Joyce Ghen on September 5, 2019 at 16:49

    A victim of Polio vaccine injury, 65-yearl old Cynthia Grady tells the story of years of distress, misdiagnosis and health problems and the CDCs 50 years of cover-up and wrongdoing. The post What Polio Vaccine Injury Looks Like, Decades Later appeared first on Children's Health Defense.

  • Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated—Part 5
    by Joyce Ghen on September 4, 2019 at 17:35

    By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman, Children’s Health Defense None of the Part 5 articles I summarize below and in the accompanying graphs are true vax/unvaxxed studies. Instead, the researchers looked at the results on overall health after the addition of a single vaccine dose or vaccine to […]

  • The True Purpose of CA SB276
    by Laura Bono on August 30, 2019 at 22:01

    By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Children’s Health Defense Chairman Merck introduced its measles vaccine in 1963, claiming the vaccine would convey lifelong immunity equivalent to a natural infection, with health officials promising that 55% vaccine coverage would produce “herd […]

  • An Open Letter to Nick Paumgarten, Author of “The Message of Measles”
    by Joyce Ghen on August 30, 2019 at 17:29

    Editorial By Alison Fujito, Children’s Health Defense Contributing Writer Mr. Paumgarten, it’s long past time to address the misinformation in articles like yours, The Message of Measles, which paints such an intensely biased, extremist picture of those who delay or even refuse […]

  • Autism Spin Versus Autism Trends: Rising Prevalence in Black and Hispanic Children
    by Joyce Ghen on August 29, 2019 at 15:25

    By the Children’s Health Defense Team   When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its biannual overview of autism prevalence in early 2018, it reported that one in fifty-nine 8-year-olds (born in 2006) had an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This represented a 15% […]

  • More Evidence that Fluoride Lowers IQ: Will the CDC Keep Ignoring It?
    by Joyce Ghen on August 27, 2019 at 15:47

    By the Children’s Health Defense Team   In the United States and Canada, exposure to fluoride is widespread and comes primarily through ingestion of fluoridated water supplied by community water systems. Although some U.S. residents consume drinking water that is fluoride-free, the […]

  • CHD Will Appeal the Decision Denying the Preliminary Injunction Sought on Behalf of 26,000 Children and Their Families Affected by the Repeal of Vaccine Religious Exemptions.
    by Joyce Ghen on August 26, 2019 at 18:40

    On August 23rd, Judge Denise Hartman issued a decision denying the preliminary injunction/stay sought on behalf of 26,000 children and their families affected by the repeal of vaccine religious exemptions. The Judge composed a 34-page opinion which [in summary] made the following critical points: […]

  • Glyphosate and Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults
    by Joyce Ghen on August 22, 2019 at 16:59

    By Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN,  President of Children’s Health Defense   In Part I, “The Disturbing Increase in Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults,” we called attention to the steep rise in colorectal cancer incidence in young people in their twenties and thirties and discussed […]

  • Prenatal Ultrasound—Not So Sound After All
    by Joyce Ghen on August 20, 2019 at 18:17

    By the Children’s Health Defense Team   Prenatal ultrasound is a taken-for-granted component of modern maternity care, to such an extent that most obstetrician-gynecologists find it impossible to practice their profession without it. American women now routinely undergo four to five […]

  • Americans Can Handle an Open Discussion on Vaccines—RFK, Jr. Responds to Criticism from His Family
    by Joyce Ghen on August 15, 2019 at 14:57

    CHD NOTE: In early May 2019, Politico Magazine published an article written by three of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s relatives, criticizing his advocacy for safe vaccines. After numerous requests, Politico magazine has refused to publish his response.  By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.   […]

  • The Unsolved Mystery of Deaths in Healthy Migrant Children
    by Joyce Ghen on August 13, 2019 at 14:32

    By the Children’s Health Defense Team   The Children’s Health Defense team is concerned with all unexplained deaths of children. Lately, some media and government officials are calling attention to the sudden deaths of over half a dozen mostly Guatemalan children taken into U.S. […]

  • Judge to Hear Oral Argument on the Repeal of the Religious Exemption to Vaccination for New York Children
    by Joyce Ghen on August 13, 2019 at 11:00

    After the Wed., Aug. 14th, 10: 00 a.m. hearing, Attorneys Michael H. Sussman and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will answer questions on the Albany County, NY Courthouse steps, 16 Eagle Street.   Albany, NY—On July 10, attorneys Sussman and Kennedy filed a lawsuit in New York State (NYS) Supreme […]

  • Mercury Levels in Fish are on the Rise
    by Lynne Arnold on August 12, 2019 at 06:58

    Dangerous impacts to children's health by global climate change: Warming oceans are leading to an increase in the harmful neurotoxicant methylmercury in popular seafood, including cod, Atlantic bluefin tuna, and swordfish, according to research led by Harvard and published in Nature. The post […]