Without going into the mercury/vaccine/autism debate, or my feelings on the matter, I wanted to share a new article on the topic. The article, Mercury levels similar in autistic, normal kids, is a Reuters article that discusses the results of a study from researchers at the University of California, Davis.
The researchers at the University of California, Davis, initially found that children aged 2 to 5 with autism had mercury levels lower than other children because the autistic kids ate less fish, the biggest source of mercury that shows up in the blood.
But when the data were adjusted for lower fish consumption, blood-mercury concentrations among the autistic children were roughly similar to those developing typically. The children with autism had mercury levels in line with national norms.