Lyn Redwood, R.N., M.S.N., is a Nurse Practitioner who became involved in autism research and advocacy when her son was diagnosed with autism. In 1999 she calculated the level of mercury exposure received from multiple thimerosal (mercury) containing vaccines and found her son was exposed to levels 125 times EPA Federal Safety guidelines and suffered with mercury toxicity. Since that time, Ms. Redwood has testified before the Government Reform Committee on “Mercury in medicine: Are we taking unnecessary risks?” and before a subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness, “Truth revealed: New scientific discoveries regarding mercury in medicine and autism health in 2004.Ms. Redwood co-authored Autism: A novel form of mercury toxicity, a landmark paper linking the symptoms of autism with excessive exposure to mercury in 2000 and is published in Neurotoxicology, Medical Hypothesis, Molecular Psychiatry, Mothering Magazine and Autism-Aspergers Digest. She has appeared on “Good Morning America” with Diane Sawyer, the Montel Williams Show and numerous national news outlets. Ms. Redwood has been interviewed by U.S. News and World Report, Wired Magazine, People and is prominently featured in the award-winning book by David Kirby “Evidenceof Harm.”
Ms. Redwood is co-founder of the Coalition for SafeMinds and the National Autism Association.
She served as a public member of the National Institute of Health, Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee from 2007-2014 and was an Integration Panel Member for the Department of Defense, Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Program from 2007-2009.
She was awarded “Person of the year” in 2010 by Spectrum Magazine and was the recipient of the National Autism Association “Believe Award” in 2013.