Category Archive for "Stories from the Film"


Take Another Look : An Interview with ‘Trace Amounts’ co-director Shiloh Levine

Shiloh Levine, is one of the filmmakers behind the important documentary Trace Amounts. Trace Amounts tells the true story of Eric Gladen (the film’s director) who became ill after getting a tetanus shot that he believes contained the controversial additive…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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The Definitive Study – Bill Thompson, CDC Senior Scientist

DR. PAUL OFFIT: “You had a definitive test, as far as I’m concerned, regarding thimerosal safety. I mean, that study that Bill Thompson performed at the CDC in 2007, that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was a…

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Denmark – Trace Amounts

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Thimerosal in Developing Countries


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Ethyl vs. Methyl Mercury – the science behind the debate

Thimerosal in vaccines is an injection of ethyl mercury. A 2012 Italian study concluded that thimerosal in vaccines was 50 times more toxic to cells than methyl mercury in fish. “When you eat a methyl mercury-containing fish, your body doesn’t…

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Cigarettes and Cancer – Vaccines and Autism

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Kaylene Boldroff

Dalton’s Story

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Trace Amounts Call to Action

If you choose to get a vaccine, you can request one without thimerosal. You can choose an LED instead of a fluorescent lightbulb. You can choose a filling for your cavity that does not contain mercury. You can push your local power…

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The Amish Anomaly


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Dr. Frank B. Engley

“The CDC cannot afford to admit thimerosal is toxic because they have been promoting it for several years. Today they are in the process of getting vaccines all over the world to immunize 100 million children with vaccines, many of…

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Dr. Stephanie Cave

“You can line them up line for line, word for word, and mercury poisoning looks exactly like autism.” ~ Dr. Stephanie Cave  “Autism and Mercury:” Testimony Presented by Stephanie Cave, M.D. Before the Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, July 18, 2000…

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Eric Gladen’s Story

On January 18, 2004, Eric Gladen got a tetanus shot after scraping his head on a nail while fixing a fence in his backyard. Soon after receiving the tetanus shot, he came down with flu-like symptoms and began experiencing major…

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Mad Hatter Disease – Bonus Scene from Trace Amounts

Did you ever wonder why the Mad Hatter in Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of Alice and Wonderland is mad? This bonus scene from the film Trace Amounts explores the historical connection between the toxic ingredient mercury and 19th century hats…

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Industrialist Eli Lilly was the President of the Corporation that bears his name from 1932 to 1948.

The Only Safety Study Done on Thimerosal

Thimerosal was patented by Eli Lilly scientists in 1927. Eli Lilly, a corporation based in Indianapolis, Indiana, took the opportunity to perform an experiment on humans during a local epidemic. 144 people in Indianapolis had come down with bacterial meningitis…

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