‘Pediatricians don’t read the science;’ Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says autism linked to mercury in vaccines

Posted at 5:58 PM, Apr 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-06 19:58:23-04

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stepped out from under his famous father's shadow as an activist for environmental causes, with much of the scientific community standing with him.

Now he's taken on a cause that puts him at odds with the scientific and medical establishment.

"Pediatricians don't read the science," said Kennedy when asked why the vast majority of doctors say his view is incorrect.

Kennedy was in studio Monday talking about what he believes is a link between Thimerosol, a mercury additive in some vaccines, and autism.

The scion of America's most famous political family was in town for the showing of a documentary that promotes his view of Thimerosol. The film, called "Trace Amounts," follows the story of a man who's experience of mercury poisoning led to a crusade against mercury in vaccines.

Kennedy answered questions about the issue in the interview posted above.