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72. Was your injury or illness caused by any of the following?(check all that apply)
[a] Pneumoconiosis (Black lung disease)
 Exposure to radiation, beryllium or silica while working with the Department of Energy or its predecessor agencies, vendors, contractors, or subcontractors
[c] Result of a vaccine
[d] Terrorist-related aircraft crashes on September 11, 2001
As the success of immunization programs increases and the incidence of disease decreases, public attention shifts away from the risks of disease to the risk of vaccination.
There is scientific evidence that in rare cases immunizations can cause adverse events, such as oral polio vaccine causing paralysis. Controversy exists over whether more-common disorders such as autism are caused by vaccines. Allegations particularly focus on the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and on thiomersal, a preservative that is no longer used in vaccines routinely given to U.S. children less than 24 months of age.