Actress Kristin Cavallari told Fox Business Thursday that she opposes vaccines for children, citing studies that she said link vaccines to autism, despite the medical community's broad rejection of any such link.
"There is a pediatric group called Homestead -- or shoot, Homestead or Home First, now I'm pregnancy brain, I gotta confuse them -- but they've never vaccinated any of their children, and they've never had one case of autism. And now, one in 88 boys is autistic, which is a really scary statistic," Cavallari said.
The Fox Business show's host, former MTV VJ Kennedy, appeared surprised by the former reality TV star's stance and pointed out that she turned out okay, even though she was vaccinated as a child. Cavallari claimed that vaccinations have changed over the years.
The University of Chicago's pediatric infectious disease chief Dr. Kenneth Alexander told the Chicago Tribune that Cavallari's comments were "dangerous" and that claims of a link between vaccines and autism have long been disproven.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association all say that there is no link between vaccinations and autism, and they recommend all children receive vaccinations.
Cavallari and husband Jay Cutler have a son together, and she's currently pregnant with another boy.
Cavallari also said on the show that she doesn't smoke pot but doesn't have a problem with legalizing marijuana.