Over the last two decades the frequency of autism occurring in children has skyrocketed from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 50, and still the scientific community is no closer to determining a cause. When a man quits his job and moves into an RV to travel the country in search of answers after a devastating sickness brings him to the edge of despair, his research leads him to the middle of what is one of the biggest childhood epidemics of all time, and to the many unanswered questions surrounding the issue.


As stated in the opening of the film, The Trace Amounts filmmakers are not "anti-vaccine," and firmly acknowledge the value of vaccines in preventing infectious diseases. Rather, Trace Amounts presents the facts on Thimerosal, a preservative included in vaccines only to increase their shelf-life and profitability, not their efficacy. The film brings together diverse perspectives from a range of stakeholders: doctors, researchers, politicians, government officials, and perhaps most significantly, families directly affected by autism, and invites the audience to come to their own conclusions.


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