It appears that we haven't come very far from where we were in 2002. Congressman Dan Burton's own grandson was adversely affected by vaccines. It is important to note that the full 25 mcg of mercury remained on the shelves as late as 2004 - possibly even later. Safety was not a priority for vaccine manufacturers. The possibility of financial loss was. Even now, vaccine manufacturers are permitted to sell vaccines containing "trace amounts" of mercury (meaning .3 mcg or less) and still carry the mercury-free label. However, there is no organization overseeing that they are, in fact, using trace amounts. It is left up to the vaccine manufacturers.
What has happened since this hearing? Doctors, scientists, and several of our government organizations are claiming that vaccines do not cause Autism. In fact, they proudly announce that 14 "studies" were conducted to prove it.