Has Mercury Caused One of the Worst Health Crises in American History?

During the past 20 years, the frequency of autism occurring in children has skyrocketed from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 68, and the scientific community is no closer to determining a cause. Trace Amounts is the true story of Eric Gladen’s painful journey through mercury poisoning that he believes resulted from a thimerosal-loaded tetanus shot. His discoveries led him on a quest for the scientific truth about the role of mercury poisoning in the Autism epidemic.


Learn about our U.S. Film Tour Stops in 2015. From Los Angeles in early February to Washington D.C. in April (for Autism Awareness Month), we are hitting the road and meeting with supporters across the country!

Trace Amounts Supporter Video

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What People Are Saying


“This is a must-see film. There is no doubt in my mind that mercury is a major contributing factor in the autism epidemic.”

~ Congressman Dan Burton (R-Ind.), Chairman, Government Reform and Oversight Committee

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has released an important book on the dangers of mercury poisoning. “Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak” is a compelling look at the scientific studies surrounding the debate.
News from the Film Tour
Stories from the Film
The Scientific Studies
Supporting Organizations

News from the Film Tour

The Trace Amounts Filmmakers are traveling the United States and hosting tour stop film screening events with special guest speakers. This tour culminates during Autism Awareness Month in April. Learn more >>

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Trace Amounts Featured on Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO

Bill Maher welcomes Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to discuss the controversial use of the mercury-containing preservative Thimerosal in certain flu vaccines. Connect with Real Time Online: Find Real Time on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Maher Find Real Time on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealTimers Find Real...

Trace Amounts Goes to Washington, D.C.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Speaks to attendees of the Washington D.C. screening READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE By Cathy Jameson My husband and I haven’t had a chance to get out together in a few months. Juggling five kids and Ronan’s...

Stories from the Film

The Trace Amounts team interviewed hundreds of people for this film. Below are a few compelling stories. We invite you to view the film to learn about more.

Quinn’s Story

Ford and Holly Riley believe their son Quinn was damaged by the mercury in a vaccine. Quinn, as a young child, stopped developing language skills and was constantly spinning objects, a common trait of autism. The Rileys accepted the autism...

Cathy Isaacs’ Story

“I was six and a half months pregnant, with twins — a boy and a girl. I went in for a routine exam, and at the end of the exam, as I was about to leave, my doctor said, “You know,...

The Scientific Studies

There are many scientific studies that people and organizations refer to when supporting their position. We take a look at the most prominently cited studies, and below are two of the latest. For a complete list, please visit this page.

Summary of Supportive Science Regarding Thimerosal & Vaccines

Download the SafeMinds Science Studies From SafeMinds – November 2010: As part of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Modernization Act, an assessment of thimerosal use in vaccines was conducted from 1997 to 1999. The FDA investigation was unable to locate...

Why the Autism-Vaccine Debate Won’t Go Away

Author David Kirby wrote a compelling article a few years ago that still rings true. In it, he asks the open-ended question: “Why do so many educated, successful parents still believe that the current vaccine schedule can hurt a small percentage of...

Supporting Organizations

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