Trace Amounts – Documentary Film | Ethyl Mercury

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Published on Dec 6, 2016

“Has Ethyl Mercury Caused One of the Worst Health Crises in American History?”

During the past 20 years, the frequency of autism occurring in children has skyrocketed from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 68, and the scientific community is no closer to determining a cause. Trace Amounts is the true story of Eric Gladen’s painful journey through mercury poisoning that he believes resulted from a thimerosal-loaded tetanus shot. His discoveries led him on a quest for the scientific truth about the role of mercury poisoning in the Autism epidemic.

After recovering from a sickness that would bring him to the edge of despair, Eric Gladen began researching the science behind what had made him so sick. His research led him straight into one of the biggest medical debates of all time, the question of whether or not childhood vaccines are causing Autism. He would end up quitting his career, moving into an RV, and traveling the country interviewing experts and piecing together thousands of studies and leaked documents. But Eric wasn’t focused on the vaccines themselves, he was focused on something that belongs nowhere near vaccines — mercury.

From the Mad Hatter Syndrome in the late 1800’s, to Pink Disease in the first half of the 20th to the Iraqi Grain Incident in the early 1970’s, humans have learned time and again of the debilitating neurological and physical damage that mercury can cause. Then why and how did it end up in our childhood vaccines? Trace Amounts explores the origin of the use of mercury in the vaccines and exposes the continued greed based decision to keep mercury in the vaccines through several decades. Trace Amounts is the result of nearly a decade of research and travel, in which top scientists, government officials, parents of children with Autism, and the average Joe unravel the truths, secrets, and tragedies, of the skyrocketing Autism rates.

Could a tragedy, which brought one of the greatest nations to its knees, and stole a generation of children, have been avoided?
Watch Trace Amounts and you decide.


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 which contain thimerosal.”*
~ Dr. Frank B. Engley


Dr. Frank B. Engley died two months after his interview with Eric Gladen and David Ayoub, MD. Portions of his final interview appear in the film.


Dr. Frank B. Engley, Jr. of Columbia, Emeritus Professor of Microbiology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008. Services will be private. Dr. Engley was born October 26, 1919 in Stafford Springs, Connecticut to Frank B. Engley, Sr. and Anne Brown Engley. He married Beatrice Doak, she preceded him in death. Dr. Engley had degrees from the University of Connecticut and the University of Pennsylvania. He served as Chairman of the Department of Microbiology for over 20 years and Assistant Dean of the School of Medicine for more than five years. Survivors include three daughters, one son, four grandchildren and a brother. Memorials can be made to the Daniel Boone Regional Library in the name of Beatrice Doak Engley.

“In May 2008, Dr. Frank Engley gave the only known taped interview about his research of mercury’s use in vaccines at the Autism One conference. The 88 year-old dedicated his life to the field of microbiology, having served as a trusted consultant to several government agencies, including the FDA, CDC, CIA, NASA, Armed Forces Epidemiological Board (AFEB) and an ad hoc consultant to numerous biomedical companies. He also served on the National Council of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. His research first led him to discover that thimerosal was toxic down to “parts per billion” in 1948, and decades later he would tell parents of thimerosal-injured children: “They say nobody has ever researched thimerosal; I’m nobody.” Dr. Frank Engley knew more than 65 years ago that thimerosal was highly toxic and should never be injected into the human body and certainly not into newborns on their first day of life.

Apparently the medical profession does not read the safety data sheets provided by Lilly and other chemical manufacturers made available to physicians, pharmacies, hospitals and health departments. It states for thimerosal: toxic, mutagen, allergen, hypersensitivity, alters genetic materials, may cause mild to severe mental retardation, may cause mild to severe motor coordination, all sounds a lot like autism.

Dr. Frank Engley referred to his 2008 presentation on his research of mercurials as his “Swan Song,” and indeed it was. He died two months after his interview with Eric Gladen and David Ayoub, MD. However, he left this world with a lifetime of honorable achievements and his research would live on to change many lives for the better.” **