The U.S.Department of health and human services,the federal agency that oversees the U.S Food and Drug Administration(FDA) and the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently conceded the first Autism case.This case was filed in the non-fault National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program as part of the Autism Omnibus proceedings in the U.S Federal Court of Claims. It was one of the first three cases chosen that alleged Thimerosal in childhood vaccines significantly contributed to a child developing Autism.Clliford Shoemaker,of Shoemaker and Associates of Vienna,Virginia,is the Attorney of record in the Hanna Poling v.Secretary of HHS(case:02-1466V).Experts filling on behalf of the petitioner,Hanna Poling,included pediatric neurologist,Dr. Andrew Zimmerman of John Hopkins University and Maryland geneticist and epidemiologist,Dr.Mark Geier of the Genetic Centers of America. This concession shows the dishonesty of the continual media spin coming from governments, public health officials and others who maintain there is no evidence that Thimerosal,or any other part of any vaccine,has ever caused Autism or,for that matter has harmed anyone in any way.The facts are that the vaccines Compensation Act has already compensated over 2,000 individuals who proved that they were harmed by vaccines,resulting in settlements of nearly two billion dollars. Additionally,hundreds of peer reviewed scientific/medical articles from some of the world's best Universities have long implicated Thimerosal in vaccines as a causal in neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism.Furthermore,in 2003,the U.S. House of Representatives' Government Committee ,after a 3.5 year investigation,concluded that Thimerosal caused the Autism epidemic and that FDA and health authorities were guilty of "institutional malfeasance" in covering it up. Evidence supporting the connection between mercury and Autism include: 1.Published studies from the US and France showing that urinaryporphyrins,a biomaker for body-burden of mercury,are elevated in patients diagnosed with autistic disorders(CoMeD). 2.A published study at Harvard University that found twice as much mercury and oxidative stress in the brains of those with an autism diagnosis as found in the brains of those who were normal. 3.A study from the U.S showing a significant relationship between increasing blood mercury levels and an increased risk of a diagnosis of an autistic disorder. 4.Numerous papers by independent researchers showing a link between increasing mercury exposure from childhood vaccines and the risk of a child developing an autistic disorder. 5.Several papers showing that adding low levels of Thimerosal to certain blood,brain,eye,immune,liver and/or muscle cells poisons their cellular mitochondrial pathways and induce cell death. Vaccines have and will continue to save lives.However,an immediate ban and recall of vaccines and other drugs containing mercury compounds in their production must be instituted to stop the Autism epidemic of developmental disorders including Autism.Furthermore their must be transparency on levels of mercury in vaccines for public awareness.At the moment the public is denied this very important information.