Supporting Organizations

We are proud to work with some of the finest organizations in the autism and healthcare community. The organizations and people below are helping us promote our film to their audiences, and we are thankful for their support.



Scientific Papers Showing Linking Thimerosal Exposure to Autism

May 30, 2015 Brian S. Hooker, Ph.D., P.E. Rose et al. 2015 J Toxicol “Increased Susceptibility to Ethylmercury-Induced Mitochondrial Dysfunction in a Subset of Autism Lymphoblastoid Cell Lines” PMID 25688267. In a comparison of lymphoblast cells from children with autism…

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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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Anna Almendrala attacks Jim Carrey for demanding the removal of the mercury based preservative, Thimerosal from vaccines

Anna Almendrala attacks Jim Carrey for demanding the removal of the mercury based preservative, Thimerosal from vaccines. Ms Almendrala quotes Dr. Paul Offit, who she identifies as Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)….

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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: Find Real Time on Twitter: Find Real…

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The Mercury Tipping Point: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — Epoch Times

As Seen In…The Epoch Times: “The mercury tipping point came to Robert F. Kennedy more than a decade ago. A champion of the environment, he was on a national speaking tour telling people about the dangers of coal power plants…

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Trace Amounts Goes to Washington, D.C.

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 medical issues prevents that. But when we heard that Eric Gladen’s Trace Amounts was coming to the…

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Shiloh Levine, Director of Trace Amounts, Interviewed on Autism Live

Shiloh Levine, one of the filmmakers behind the documentary Trace Amounts, talks about the genesis of the film and the impact it is making around the country. Trace Amounts tells the true story of Eric Gladen who became ill after…

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Learn more about Dr. Joseph Mercola and “Effortless Healing”

Dr. Joseph Mercola & “Effortless Healing” If you’re currently challenged with a chronic health issue or excess weight, know that you’re not alone. Statistically speaking, you are much more likely to be some level of sick than you are well. Does that…

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Trace Amounts Covered in “The Bridge”

A group of Burlington-area mothers has announced a screening of the documentary film, “Trace Amounts,” as part of the month-long observance of National Autism Awareness Month. Month-long Autism awareness activities are part of a project of the Autism Society, a national…

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Trace Amounts Featured in

Karen Hansen, writing for, presented one of the best articles so far on Trace Amounts and its filmmakers. Here is an excerpt: Robert Kennedy Jr. was here in Sacramento last Tuesday evening April 7th, 2015 to address a sold out…

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Trace Amounts in Burlington, Vermont (via

The following is a brief excerpt from the article in the VTDigger (read the full article here):

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The Power of Words

In the summer of 2014, five nonspeaking autistic kids from Northern Virginia studied film and how words and images can change the world. Ausome Autistics Productions wrote, produced and starred in this film that illustrates their journey before and after…

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Dr. Gerry Curatola, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU

“Trace Amounts is a must see for any healthcare practitioner, parent, teacher, or legislator that is supporting the call for vaccine and drug safety. The history of the politics of misinformation, behind the unconscionable use of mercury-containing Thimerosal, a vaccine…

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Trace Amounts and RFK Jr. Covered in The Washington Times

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Trace Amounts Director Eric Gladen recently scored a high-profile victory against mandated vaccine coverage. Excerpt from The Washington Times article, “RFK Jr. leads charge against state bills limiting vaccine exemptions” “Longtime vaccination critic Robert F. Kennedy Jr….

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RFK Jr. Urges Texans Not to Surrender Their Medical Freedoms

March 23, 2015 — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., is calling for Texans to fight back against proposed legislation which would enforce mandatory vaccinations on all children and public school employees in the state, eliminating informed consent and personal choice on…

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The Thinking Moms’ Revolution Writes About Trace Amounts

The Thinking Mom’s Revolution, one of the organizations supporting our film, recently wrote a great article about Trace Amounts for their members. If you’d like to read the entire article, please click the green button above. An excerpt is below: …As…

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Robert Kennedy, Jr. Talks To Illinois Senate On Vaccines

On tour with the Trace Amounts filmmakers, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. made a special appearance in front of the Illinois State Senate. ABC Channel 20 (WICS) covered the story: The story is reprinted below:   Robert Kennedy, Jr. Talks To Senate On Vaccines The vaccine debate…

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. jumps in to California vaccine debate – Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento Bee covered Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his support of Trace Amounts. Read the complete article at The Sacramento Bee!

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Show Vaccine Film in Salem (Statesman Journal)

The Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon) wrote an article today featuring the film Trace Amounts and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Below is an excerpt of that article and a link to read the article in full. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has invited…

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“Ten Lies” Told About Mercury in Vaccines

The Rev. Lisa K. Sykes from the United Methodist Women wrote a compelling blog post about the “Ten Lies Commonly Told about Mercury in Vaccines” for those who aren’t sure of the facts. We are pleased she has given us permission to reprint it…

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Trace Amounts U.S. Tour 2015: Hollywood Audience Reaction

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Trace Amounts U.S. Tour 2015: Hollywood Premiere Discussion Panel

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Trace Amounts Encourages You to Sign a Petition

Take Action to Remove Mercury From All Vaccines The U.S. President must act swiftly to remove 100% of the mercury preservative thimerosal from all vaccines. Over the last two decades the frequency of autism occurring in children has skyrocketed from 1…

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Rebecca Estepp Featured on PBS Studio SoCal

One of our team members was featured on PBS Studio SoCal on Friday, February 20. Check it out below or click here to watch the video at PBS.  

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Trace Amounts Featured in Collective Evolution

Trace Amounts was featured in Collective Evolution on Thursday, February 19.

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Trace Amounts Film Covered by Portland Tribune

The Portland Tribune covered the release of Trace Amounts on Thursday, February 12. Here is an excerpt of the news story: Portland debut planned for vaccine documentary A new documentary film touching on the national vaccine controversy will debut in Portland at…

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Summary of Supportive Science Regarding Thimerosal & Vaccines

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 any clinical studies formally evaluating…

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Eric Gladen Interviewed on NBC Montana

NBC Montana interviewed Director Eric Gladen about the film’s showing in Missoula on February 7, 2015. Click the button below to watch the interview!  

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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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KTLA Channel 5 Covers the Premiere of Trace Amounts

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FOX TV Covers Premiere of “Trace Amounts” at the TCL Chinese Theater

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Trace Amounts is NOT an “anti-vaccine” documentary.) Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV ‘Trace Amounts’: The Debate Over Vaccination By: Hal Eisner, Reporter There are two sides to every story, but in this case each side believes there…

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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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Documentary Targeting Preservative In Some Vaccines Premieres In Hollywood (CBS)

The Trace Amounts U.S. film tour is officially underway! On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, over 400 people came together in the heart of Hollywood to watch the premiere of the documentary. CBS (KCAL) was in attendance with other news outlets, and this…

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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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As Seen On: Channel 6 San Diego, Jan. 27

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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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Vaccine Safety Guideline for Children

  Between 1989-1992, the amount of mercury children were getting in their vaccines had over doubled. “The quantity of mercury — ethylmercury — that’s contained in vaccines, is actually not that much.” ~Paul Offit, MD Eric Gladen: For this new schedule,…

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Cigarettes and Cancer – Vaccines and Autism

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Aluminum & Mercury

  “Now most people have no idea that there’s aluminum in the vaccine. Many investigators, particularly Dr. Boyd Haley, have shown that aluminum and mercury are synergistic in their action, and extremely toxic — much more than one plus one, which is something that many…

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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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Chinese Mice Study of Neonatal Thimerosal Effects (April 2014)

Chinese Institute of Zoology scientists expose neonatal lab mice to Thimerosal and publish their findings. Abstract Thimerosal is a vaccine antimicrobial preservative which has long been suspected an iatrogenic factor possibly contributing to neurodevelopmental disorders including autism. The association between infant vaccine thimerosal…

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Connor’s Story – Recovery From Today’s Medical Autism is Possible!

by Maria O’Neil (originally appeared on Military Special Needs Network blog) What I have to say right now is you have CHOICES in regards to treating today’s autism…what I want to express is my own personal raw sentiments on how…

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Flu Shots and Pregnant Women

Flu shots have never been clinically tested on pregnant women. One manufacturer’s own product insert that comes with the flu shot clearly states: “Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Fluzone. It is also not known whether Fluzone can cause…

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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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These Are The Facts

Explore a brief history of the use of thimerosal, the mercury-based preservative, in vaccines and learn shocking details of its journey through the vaccine program.

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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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Lighthouse Pictures Announces Autism Documentary “Trace Amounts” to Premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival

Lighthouse Pictures Announces Autism Documentary “Trace Amounts” to Premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival (April 2014) Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Lighthouse Pictures announces the world premiere of the documentary film “Trace Amounts” on Saturday, April 26th, at…

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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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