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(Video) Part 6: Evidence line 13 of 20: It was never proven safe

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Let’s look at more evidence, line of evidence number 13 out of 20 total, that acetaminophen causes autism in susceptible babies and children.

If you haven’t seen the videos on the first 12 lines of evidence, you can find those in our profile.

This is William Parker, the scientist, with Dr. Parker Reports.

The line of evidence we examine today is debunking the long-held belief that we know that acetaminophen is safe for babies and children.

When I started this work almost a decade ago and we began uncovering evidence that acetaminophen is dangerous for babies and children, many people told me “You can’t be right, this drug is absolutely safe.”

In fact, an “expert” with decades of experience in laboratory animal research, almost blocked us from doing our work in laboratory animals because he thought that the drug was so safe that it was a waste of time.

Simply put, we encountered a tremendous amount of resistance to our work because of the belief in the “goodness of acetaminophen.”

So we worked with an information scientist using a classic and well-proven technique called a systematic review to see if there was any valid reason for thinking that acetaminophen was safe for babies and children.

We found that, sadly, the belief that acetaminophen is safe for babies and children was based on false assumptions and bias. The safety of this drug was never actually proven!

The Scientific team’s work showing that acetaminophen was never proven safe for babies and children took the equivalent of three years of human labor compiling thousands of studies, and is now published in the European Journal of Pediatrics.

You can find this study linked in our profile.

And that’s the broad strokes on line of evidence number 13 out of 20 total, with Dr. Parker Reports. 


To watch a more detailed video on this topic: please watch our similarly titled video on this WPLab Youtube channel. 

To get more information and to see how this fits into the big picture, read the peer-reviewed research.

The following references describe the original published research mentioned in this blog:


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