Protect Your Children – The AAP and WHO Want to Keep Poisonous Mercury in Vaccines

Doctors and health officials are protesting taking thimerosal, a neurotoxic vaccine ingredient, out of vaccines.

Doctors and health officials are protesting taking thimerosal, a neurotoxic vaccine ingredient, out of vaccines.

We know that mercury is a toxin. We know that it was removed from most vaccines more than a decade ago. End of story, right? Wrong. The debate has resurfaced. If the AAP and the WHO have their way and can successfully influence the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), some vaccines will still contain thimerosal.

The UNEP, as part of an effort to reduce mercury exposure, is considering banning thimerosal worldwide. The AAP and the WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization are asking the UN to reconsider. Their statements are included in the online version of the January issue of Pediatrics. Although you can’t read the article without purchasing it, you can see a summary of the recommendations on the WHO’s website. [1]

THE AAP AND THE WHO’S “RATIONALE”

According to the AAP, multi-dose vials that contain thimerosal are used for vaccines in developing countries where money and other resources are scant. The thimerosal prevents contamination. Louis Z. Cooper, MD, says, “As many as 84 million children globally are dependent on vaccines whose safe distribution requires availability of thimerosal as a preservative.” In the United States, only one childhood vaccine (influenza) contains thimerosal, and several others have “trace amounts.” [2]

That last statement comes directly from the AAP website. However, according to the CDC chart of vaccine ingredients, thimerosal is in more than one childhood vaccine: the Td (Decavac) and Flulaval (with no mention of multi-dose vials for either); the Meningococcal MPSVR Menomune and Fluzone (multi-dose vials only); trace amounts in the DT (Sanofi), DTaP (Tripedia), and Td (Mass Biologics), with no mention of multi-dose vials; and Fluvirin (multi-dose vials, trace only in prefilled syringes). [3]

The WHO has tried to tell other countries that the amount of mercury is “extremely small,” and if disposed of properly the release of mercury is minimal. The organization cites numerous problems involved in removing thimerosal from all vaccines (making them all single-dose), from affecting “the quality, safety, and efficacy of vaccines” to—obviously—finding an alternative preservative. Then, there are the issues of manufacturing, storage, waste disposal, supply interruption, unavailability of some vaccines, and “a high risk of serious disruption to routine immunization programs and mass immunization campaigns … with a predictable and sizable increase in mortality, for exceedingly limited environmental benefit.” [4]

For an excellent rebuttal of all the WHO’s arguments, see the Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs website. [5]

LET’S KEEP MERCURY

Here are some proposed reasons not to include thimerosal in the global mercury ban.

Multi-dose vials (which must contain thimerosal) are cheaper and easier to produce, not to mention much faster in case of a pandemic. And thimerosal is safe. Although research has shown serious neurotoxic effects from methyl mercury, there is no such evidence for ethyl mercury, its organic counterpart. [6]

A huge part of the pro-thimerosal side is based on the conclusion that it should have never been banned in the first place. It was banned in the early 2000s because of public pressure and a few researchers who asked if the amount contained in vaccines fell within the safe level. Basically, the decision was made to err on the side of caution and “do no harm” until further studies could be conducted to prove its safety. [7] Since then, as the argument goes, overwhelming evidence has shown that thimerosal is not harmful. [8] “At the time,” Walter Orenstein, MD, says, “we just didn’t know what the toxic effects might be or might not be, and one of our concerns was, what if we did the studies and three years later found there was harm?” [9] And Dr. Offit’s two cents worth—or should I say “millions of dollars worth?”: It was “a mistake” to remove thimerosal from vaccines. “To make the same mistake now, with the information we have now, it could result in thousands of deaths.” [10]

LET’S GET RID OF MERCURY

Here are some reasons to include thimerosal in the ban.

The Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs disputes the proof that thimerosal is safe and says it’s an “injustice” to use it in developing countries when it’s not used in developed countries. [11]

Eric Uram, executive director of SafeMinds, believes the practice is “egregious, offensive, and unacceptable.” However, he says health officials in several countries he has communicated with are hesitant to speak up because the WHO says thimerosal is safe. [12]

Barbara Loe Fisher, president of the National Vaccine Information Center, puts it this way: “If unused vials of thimerosal-containing vaccines must be disposed of as hazardous waste because of the mercury content, then why is the AAP strongly advocating that thimerosal-containing vaccines continue to be injected into children’s bodies?” The FDA and EPA “have not rescinded the 1999 directive to the pharmaceutical industry to take thimerosal out of childhood vaccines.” [13]

LET’S LOOK AT SAFETY—OR LACK THEREOF

Those who want to keep thimerosal in vaccines cite multiple studies proving its safety. One is a 2002 NIAID-funded University of Rochester study claiming that the amount of ethyl mercury in vaccine falls below the safe level. Lead investigator Michael E. Pichichero, MD, said that it’s eliminated from the blood much faster than once thought. So, “by the time a child receives another round of vaccines containing mercury, virtually all of the compound from the previous doses has been eliminated.” [14]

Notice those words, “virtually all of.” What about the part that remains? The part that crosses the blood-brain barrier? Has anyone measured those levels? Is ANY mercury of ANY kind safe in the brain? Has anyone looked at the levels of mercury in the brains and bodies of children with autism? Has anybody looked at the cumulative effects of all the mercury in the dozens of vaccines injected into our children?

Most arguments claim that, while there are known neurological side effects connected with methyl mercury, ethyl mercury is safe. That is simply not true. The damage has been documented in study after study. [15, 16] Thimerosal proponents conveniently ignore these studies.

In July 2001, in a presentation to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Immunization Safety Review Committee, Dr. George Lucier concluded that ethyl mercury is a neurotoxin and “should be considered equipotent to methyl mercury as a developmental neurotoxin.” [17]

The House Government Reform Committee, under Rep. Dan Burton’s oversight, conducted a three-year investigation of mercury. During a 2002 session, David Baskin, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, stated that ethyl mercury penetrates cells better than methyl mercury, so their concentration in the cells is probably more pronounced than methyl mercury. Also cited in the hearing report is a 1985 Archives of Toxicology study showing that ethyl mercury was more toxic in rats than methyl mercury. [18]

All studies aside, perhaps the strongest evidence comes from the transcript of the secret Simpsonwood meeting held in June 2000. The meeting, which was not announced publicly, consisted of 52 attendees. They included representatives from the CDC, FDA, and WHO, as well as major vaccine manufacturers. Participants were instructed not to copy or leave with any documents. Tom Verstraeten, a CDC epidemiologist, had analyzed over 100,000 children’s medical records, and he believed thimerosal was to blame for the “dramatic” increase in autism. The data, which spoke for itself, was received with comments like “You can play with this all you want,” but the results “are statistically significant,” and “I do not want my grandson to get a thimerosal-containing vaccine until we know better what is going on.” [19]

THE COVER-UP

Next came the cover-up [20], triggered by concern over how the truth would “affect the vaccine industry’s bottom line.”

Dr. Bob Chen, CDC head of vaccine safety: “given the sensitivity of the information, we have been able to keep it out of the hands of, let’s say, less responsible hands.”

Dr. John Clements, WHO vaccines advisor: the study “should not have been done at all” and the results “will be taken by others and will be used in ways beyond the control of this group. The research results have to be handled.”

Dr. Robert Brent, Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Delaware: “We are in a bad position from the standpoint of defending any lawsuits. This will be a resource to our very busy plaintiff attorneys in this country.”

Dr. Marie McCormick, the IOM’s Immunization Safety Review Committee’s chair: “We are not ever going to come down that [autism] is a true side effect” of thimerosal exposure.

Verstraeten went to work for GlaxoSmithKline and published his study in 2003 with “reworked” data that showed no link between thimerosal and autism.

Dr. Samuel Katz turned out to be a paid consultant for many vaccine manufacturers. He also shares a patent with Merck on a measles vaccine.

The CDC “lost” the data on the 100,000 children.

The IOM was instructed by the CDC to produce a study showing no connection between thimerosal and brain disorders, saying that the evidence was “inadequate to accept or reject a causal relation.” No further research necessary. According to chief staffer Kathleen Stratton, that was the result “Walt [Dr. Walter Orenstein] wants.” And the study was done exactly as ordered.

Vaccine manufacturers got help from the CDC, who allowed them to continue using thimerosal in some vaccines and to buy and ship them to developing countries.

Lawmakers also got help—in the form of huge contributions from pharmaceutical companies. One example is Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. After receiving $873,000, he started trying to protect manufacturers from liability. To quote his legislative assistant: “The lawsuits are of such magnitude that they could put vaccine producers out of business …”

Note: You can read Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s article, “Deadly Immunity,” published by Rolling Stone (July 14, 2005) in its entirety online. It raises a lot of questions that need to be answered and tells many truths that need to be told. You have to subscribe to Rolling Stone to read it, but if you Google the title, you’ll find it like I did. And before anyone raises this question, I’ll put it to rest. Rolling Stone NEVER retracted Kennedy’s article. Read the statement on their website. [21] You can also see the entire Simpsonwood transcript online. [22]

THE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

So, here we have proof that thimerosal is not safe. Proof that has been ignored and covered up for years. A very profitable cover-up. Then, we have the American Academy of Pediatrics publish a statement filled with dozens of reasons why thimerosal should remain in vaccines. How it’s safe and necessary. How children will die needlessly if it is included in the UN ban. As if that’s all not reprehensible enough, the AAP has the gall to tell us, as they’ve done time and time again, that the authors of the Pediatrics article have reported no conflicts of interest. [23]

Let’s look at the writers.

Louis Z. Cooper, MD, is a former AAP president and a trustee of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. [24] Sabin’s mission, in part, is “to reduce needless human suffering from vaccine-preventable diseases by developing new vaccines” and to advocate for “increased use of existing vaccines.” [25]

Samuel Katz, MD, known as “a vaccine ambassador” by Dartmouth University, [26], has been awarded Sabin’s Gold Medal. [27]

Katherine King, PhD, is a research associate at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto where she works at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program. [28]

Walter A. Orenstein, MD, has helped lead the CDC’s National Immunization Program for 30 years and served as the liaison member to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee for more than 14 years. He has also been a CDC liaison to the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases and a consultant to the WHO. [29]

Question for the AAP: Define “conflict of interest.”

“DO MORE HARM”

The House Government Reform Committee’s report of its mercury investigation ended with this statement: “Thimerosal used as a preservative in vaccines is likely related to the autism epidemic. … This epidemic in all probability may have been prevented or curtailed had the FDA not been asleep at the switch regarding a lack of safety data regarding injected thimerosal, a known neurotoxin.” The FDA and other public-health agencies failed to act out of “institutional malfeasance for self-protection” and “misplaced protectionism of the pharmaceutical industry.” [30]

Orenstein actually raised an excellent point when he asked, “[W]hat if we did the studies and three years later found there was harm?” [31] What if they did studies on any other vaccine ingredient and three years later found there was harm? Or what if they did studies on the combination of some of the ingredients—even two—and three years later found there was harm? Or what if they did studies on giving multiple vaccines at the same time and three years later found there was harm? That is why they haven’t and won’t do the studies. Or if they do, they will lie about their findings. Because they KNOW what they will find. Harm.

SIGN THE PETITION TO BAN MERCURY IN VACCINES

You can help by signing SafeMind’s petition to Rep. Darrell Issa, which requests:

The AAP must reverse support for unrestricted use of mercury in vaccines. To prevent injecting mercury (thimerosal) into pregnant women, infants and children around the world by supporting a global phase-out of mercury from all medical, pharmaceutical and personal care products. The second most toxic element on Earth has no place in 21st century medicine. [32]

References

1. www.who.int/wer/2012/wer8721.pdf

2. http://aapnews.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/12/17/aapnews.20121217-1

3. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf

4. www.who.int/wer/2012/wer8721.pdf

5. http://mercury-freedrugs.org/docs/120720_CoMeD…

6. www.medpagetoday.com/InfectiousDisease/Vaccines/36480

7. www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112750163/thimerosal-vaccine-preservative-safety-ban-121812/

8. www.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/health/experts-say-thimerosal-ban…

9. www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112750163/thimerosal-vaccine-preservative-safety-ban-121812/

10. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/12/17/banning-vaccine-preservative-would-hurt-kids-in-poor-nations-experts

11. www.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/health/experts-say-thimerosal-ban-would…

12. www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112750163/thimerosal-vaccine-preservative-safety-ban-121812/

13. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/12/17/banning-vaccine-preservative-would-hurt-kids-in-poor-nations-experts

14. www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/index.cfm?id=160

15. www.healingpediatrics.com/articles/James_neurotoxicity.pdf

16. http://abcmt.org/A%20Novel%20Form%20of%20Mecury%20Poisoning.pdf

17. http://vaccines.procon.org/sourcefiles/Burton_Report.pdf

18. http://vaccines.procon.org/sourcefiles/Burton_Report.pdf

19. www.commondreams.org/views05/0616-31.htm

20. www.commondreams.org/views05/0616-31.htm

21. www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/deadly-immunity-20110209

22. www.safeminds.org/government-affairs/foia/Simpsonwood_Transcript.pdf

23. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/12/12/peds.2012-2262.full.pdf+html

24. www.immunizationinfo.org/about-nnii/steering-committee/louis-z-cooper-md

25. www.sabin.org

26. http://dartmed.dartmouth.edu/summer09/html/alumni_album.php

27. www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases/samuel-l-katz-md-receive-2003-sabin-gold-medal

28. www.primr.org/Conferences.aspx?id=15814

29. www.vaccines.emory.edu/scientists/orenstein_bio.shtml

30. http://vaccines.procon.org/sourcefiles/Burton_Report.pdf

31. www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112750163/thimerosal-vaccine-preservative-safety-ban-121812/

32. www.change.org/organizations/safeminds

  • Ursulariches

    THIS LINK GOES DIRECTLY TO THE ACTUAL PETITION FORM.  I had trouble finding the actual petition form so am making it easier for others to sign it. 

    http://www.change.org/petitions/american-academy-of-pediatrics-aap-the-aap-must-reverse-support-for-unrestricted-use-of-mercury-in-vaccines

  • http://vactruth.com Jeffry John Aufderheide

    Jennifer, another fantastic article. It seems these organizations can’t keep their stories straight. These people know exactly how this ingredient is harming children. 

  • Mary

    Thimerosol (49.6% ethyl mercury) is not the only bad boy in the room.  Aluminum is a common ingredient in many vaccines and is a neuro-toxic adjuvant.  Aluminum and mercury synergistically exacerbate the neuro-toxic effects of each of these heavy metals.  Vaccine manufactuers were only asked to remove thimerosol from vaccines in 1999, however, they did not comply as it was only a ‘request’ and not an order from the FDA.  All manufacturers of OTC products containing thimerosol were ordered to remove this neuro-toxic ingredient and complied.  However, the FDA has a close working relationship aka quid pro quo w/chemical/drug/vaccine manufacturers and the drug co$ call the $hots.  To call mercury levels in vaccine serums ‘safe’ is a misnomer.  1 mg of mercury, either ethyl or methyl, is considered harmful, yet we have upwards of 25 mgs of mercury in childhood/adult flu vaccines.  Thimerosol is not required to be listed on a vaccine insert label IF the threshold, which is designated by the vaccine manufacturer, falls below such threshold.  For ex., if a vaccine contains 24 mgs of ethyl mercury and the threshold is 25 mgs, mercury aka thimerosol, would not be required to be listed on the label.  This methodology is akin to the fox watching the henhouse.  It is deliberately misleading to those who ‘think’ that they are getting a ‘mercury’ or ‘thimerosol-free’ vaccine.  

    Along w/mercury and aluminum, other ingredients which are found in vaccine serums include, but are not limited to: formaldehyde, phenols, carbolic acid, msg, peanut oil, polysorbate 80 (reproductive sterilization chemical), foreign viruses/DNA, dead animal pus, etc., etc.  This neuro-toxic and carcinogenic slew of damaging chemicals and heavy metals causes auto-immune disorders, encephalitis (brain inflammation), Guillaine-Barre, etc.

  • Argus

    Those who use facts and logic to make decisions rather than falsehoods and emotion have a different view of this:

    http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/12/19/should-thimerosal-containing-vaccines-be-banned-worldwide/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Desiree-Rover/100003340558910 Desiree Rover

    ‘Trace amounts of mercury’ means the vaccine fluid still contains the electromagnetic information of this toxic substance. This might be compared to the effect of homeopathy, the very successful healing modality that the AMA and its cronies have been trying to stamp out for ages.

    I went back to the history of vaccines, ignoring the modern textbooks while doing my own research, and I found that from day one, when Edward Jenner in 1798 started infecting his victims with cow pus to ‘protect them from contracting smallpox’, doctors had vehemently protested his actions, stating that vaccination is blood poisoning, a way to reduce a country’s population, and a practice causing cancer, etc.

    So the better question is: “Can we know for sure that vaccines are safe for the human body, even when they would not contain mercury and aluminum?”
    The answer is a resounding NO.
    In fact, we can be very sure indeed that vaccines are causing all sorts of disbalances in the body, which sooner or later will come out as diseases.
    Vaccination creates repeat business for Western medicine and the pharmaceutical industry…!
    For starters, not every individual has the necessary genes and/or metabolism for correctly and easily eliminating toxins and toxic metals.

    In the 1990s Michele Carbone found the exact same SV40 strains that had been in the presumably inactivated polio vaccines with which his subjects had been inoculated in the 1950s. SV40 is a tumor causing monkey virus.
    Before the Merck Salk and Sabin polio vaccines were distributed worldwide it was known that these vaccines contained SV40, the carcinogenic virus that refused to be inactivated by formaldehyde.…
    Researcher Bernice Eddy, a doctor of bacteriology, discovered with her colleague, cancer researcher Sarah Stewart, that these polio vaccines caused tumors in every animal they had been injected into. Instead of recalling the vaccines, Eddy was fired, and her research and photographic materials confiscated and put out of sight!

    Most people take a test ride BEFORE they buy a car. Most people spend weeks getting the nursery ready. Yet almost nobody ever reads the product insert of the vaccines before they let their baby’s be injected with them…

    I made it easy for parents: on http://www.desireerover.nl/vaccinaties you will find the document ‘VACCINE TABLES DLR’. It is a breakdown of all the known substances in the internationally used vaccines: pathogenic strains, tissue cultures, adjuvants, ingredients, excepients. The unknown contaminations from the tissue cultures (DNA and RNA from other species, and other foreign proteins) are not indexed!

    My rule of thumb is even simpler: Never eat  or let yourself be injected with anything that you cannot pronounce!

  • http://vactruth.com Jeffry John Aufderheide

    Looks more like an opinion.

  • http://vactruth.com Jeffry John Aufderheide

    Care to qualify what you do for a living so we can believe you? I think it would only be fair. Thanks.

  • Arghh

    “Those who use facts and logic to make decisions rather than falsehoods and emotion have a different view of this:  scienceblogs.com/insole…”

    You expect thinking people to believe the words of ‘Orac the oracle’?

    What a joke. Too bad it isn’t for all the kids that are being harmed by that crap medicine you embrace so wholeheartedly.

    Why don’t you go get a vaccine and think some more about how stupid your posts sound. And why.

  • http://profiles.google.com/rsslwm lou monter

    It just gets worse and worse; lies, coverups and continuous deception. Meanwhile the rate of autism is doubling every about 4 years and pandemic bio-weapons have been developed by NIH.

    The entire basis of “vaccination” is trust. Have you seen enough not to trust these people? I have. NO VACCINATIONS EVER.

    You do not know what is in your syringe. Your doctor does not know what is in your syringe. The “vaccine” distributor does not know what is in your syringe. The vaccine manufacturer does not know what is in your syringe. We do know that Baxter Labs the flagship injectable poison manufacturer for the Rockefeller clan, put LIVE H5N1 virus in 100,000s of doses of their “seasonal flu vaccine” Of the 17 countries it was shipped to in 2009 only one country tested it by injecting it into ferrets. The ferrets all died as did the plot to start the long awaited H5N1 pandemic.

    Baxter labs, which admitted it put the live H5N1 in its “vaccines” suffered absolutely no consequences for this act of true terrorism. In fact to slap us in the face with a meat ax CDC awarded Baxter Labs the 2010 contract to supply the “H1N1 vaccine”. I wonder did an independent third party test each and every syringe for live H5N1? Please take a little time to verify all this. I can promise you the time is soon coming for an effective release of a H5N1 bio-weapon and you will have to choose if you want to be “vaccinated” by a syringe more likely to contain live H5N1 virus than any protection from it. Despite all the propaganda you will hear H5N1 can only practicably be spread by NEEDLE. It is next to impossible for human to human spread of H5N1.

    “When a
    lab-created flu vaccine (and when I say lab-created, the evidence that the last
    swine flu outbreak was lab-created was uncontested) was released in a poor
    section of Mexico City,
    why was there no inquiry as to why or how that took place? When Baxter put Bird
    flu virus in the seasonal virus vaccine they were shipping to Eastern and
    Central Europe, why was that just chalked up to a minor mistake? That was no
    mistake. As the vaccine industry becomes the main source of income for Pharma
    they will create disease they can vaccinate for because that is what makes them
    money. If you die while they make money then all the better. Did Bayer care when
    they shipped HIV contaminated Factor VIII around the world… no. Enough already.
    But Pharma buys academic institutions, they buy politicians, they buy the local
    governments, they bleed out federal agencies….. what a freaking mess!”   Doctor Ken Stoller MD   

    “Baxter Labs patented their “H1N1 vaccine” on 28 Aug 2007 almost
    two years before they released live H5N1 virus in their “seasonal flu vaccine”
    and when that plot failed we got the H1N1 outbreak in Mexico City. Baxter Labs
    is currently manufacturing an injectible “swine flu vaccine” and a “live
    attenuated nasal swine flu vaccine”. 

    IMO what is going on with the dozens and dozens of “vaccines”, to include the “H1N1 vaccine” contained in the “seasonal flu vaccine” is the immune systems of mostly our children are being compromised so that “production” from the H5N1 pandemic will be better.

    http://healthyprotocols.com/2_pandemic_update.htm

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lowell-Hubbs/1285214003 Lowell Hubbs

    Argus asks. So how does mercury, an element, fit this definition of a toxin? Perhaps to actually comprehend this Argus; you should search for the most appropriate term.

    Lets try poison, because mercury products as a fact have the skull and cross bones “poison” emblem and warning label on them.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poison

    Or how about if we use an even more appropriate term such as neurotoxin?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurotoxin

    Do you find anything at all that fits, on those lists, Argus? You should?

    If you can’t get basic information correct, Argus; then it is YOU that we should ask the question of, why should anything you write be believed?

    Have you Argus, not gone and looked at Pubmed for all the studies that show the harmful effects of injected thimerosal in a vaccine. Obviously you have spent so much time reading Gorski’s article nonsense, that you have failed to do any actual unbiased research. There are an endless number of studies in Pubmed showing the adverse effect of thimerosal in vaccines; and as well in relation to glutathione depletion, resulting inability to detox mercury, and its next in line adverse effect on the the mitochondria. Apparently you think Argus, that the general public is so mislead like you are, that they will yet believe and can yet be mislead to believe, just anything you say. You are in as always, a deep denial of all; and quite obviously intentionally, as nothing is ever enough.  

    [PDF] Material Safety Data Sheet Thimerosal MSDS – ScienceLab.com, Inc.
    http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php?msdsId=9925236

    Lets take a look. Quite obviously this substance has been used for decades in vaccines and even on the MSDS sheet it shows that the adverse effects have only been studied as to regarding inhalation and injection. Nowhere does it state that the use in vaccines has been tested. Yet they list all these possible adverse effects. In regard to vaccine aluminum adjuvants, the CDC and Paul Offit have never listed any safety studies nor data to show the safety of aluminum adjuvants. Furthermore they have never tested the safety of combining aluminum adjuvants and thimerosal, (mercury) in vaccines.

    Section 11: Toxicological Information

    Routes of Entry: Inhalation. Ingestion.

    Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 75 mg/kg [Rat].

    Chronic Effects on Humans:

    MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells. May cause damage to the following organs: kidneys, liver,
    spleen, bone marrow, central nervous system (CNS).

    Thimerosal: A vaccine ingredient’s toxic legacy

    Here are some more disturbing excerpts from the MSDS for thimerosal 

    “Section 3: Hazards Identification – Potential Chronic Health Effects: The substance may be toxic to kidneys, liver, spleen, bone marrow, central nervous system (CNS). Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. Repeated exposure to a highly toxic material may produce general deterioration of health by an accumulation in one or many human organs.”

    “Section 6: Accidental Release Measures – Poisonous solid. Stop leak if without risk. Do not get water inside container. Do not touch spilled material. Use water spray to reduce vapors. Prevent entry into sewers, basements or confined areas; dike if needed.”

    “Section 11: Toxicological Information – Chronic Effects on Humans: MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells. May cause damage to the following organs: kidneys, liver, spleen, bone marrow, central nervous system (CNS). Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: May cause cancer based on animal data. No human data found.”

    “Inhalation and Ingestion: Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause kidney damage, and may affect the liver, and bone marrow. Chronic exposure to mercury vapors behavior/central nervous system and peripheral nervous system (depression, irritability, nervousness, weakness, ataxia, fatigue, tremor, jerky gait, limb spasms, personality changes), metabolism (anorexia, weight loss) and cause gastrointestinal disturbances which is collectively referred to as “aesthenic-vegetative syndrome.” Chronic ingestion may cause accumulation of mercury in body tissues and may result in salicylism which is characterized by nausea, vomiting, gastric ulcers, and hemorrhagic strokes.”

    In addition Elli Lilly’s 1999 MSDS contains more disturbing information:

    “Section 3: Hazards Identification – … Exposure to mercury in utero and in children may cause mild to severe mental retardation and mild to severe motor coordination impairment.”

    “Section 6: Accidental Release Measures – Wear protective equipment, including eye protection, to avoid exposure. This material is a mercury compound which are CERCL Hazardous Substances and SARA 313 Toxic Chemicals.”

    Read MORE:
    http://www.healthsentinel.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2663:thimerosal-a-vaccine-ingredients-toxic-legacy&catid=5:original&Itemid=24

    Additionally, the AAP keeps repeating the misguided claim in their support of the continued use of thimerosal, that the kind of mercury in vaccines ethyl mercury as opposed to methyl mercury, is far less harmful, as they claim it is detoxed from the body far more easily and quickly. Is not a neurological, poison, toxin; call it what you will; still a poison, and or a toxin?  

    Here is a link claiming the same thing, from webmd. “Leaves the body ten times faster”
    http://children.webmd.com/vaccines/news/20080130/vaccine-mercury-leaves-blood-fast

    Here is the actual Pediatrics study the AAP references.

    Department of Microbiology/Immunology, Pediatrics, and Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, New YorkCONCLUSIONS. The blood half-life of intramuscular ethyl mercury from thimerosal in vaccines in infants is substantially shorter than that of oral methyl mercury in adults. Increased mercury levels were detected in stools after vaccination, suggesting that the gastrointestinal tract is involved in ethyl mercury elimination. Because of the differing pharmacokinetics of ethyl and methyl mercury, exposure guidelines based on oral methyl mercury in adults may not be accurate for risk assessments in children who receive thimerosal-containing vaccines.

    pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/121/2/e208.full.pdf

    Now, with all the gastrointestinal problems in those with ASD, should that not be an issue of concern as well? [Conclusion quote] Suggesting that the gastrointestinal tract is involved in ethyl mercury elimination. [Unquote] And if you further read that it proves that this study is a complete FARCE, as they did not have an actual comparable control group that had been injected with methyl mercury; they used oral methyl mercury as the comparison. That is one thing Paul Offit can not get straight either; that you can not compare oral exposure to that of injected exposure, as they are not and have never been proven to be the same, nor to have the same physiological/biological detoxification pathways.

    Well, now lets take a look at this study, and see what it states. Read it closely. Does this study appear to show that some how the kind of mercury in a vaccine is less toxic and damaging than that found in such as methyl mercury fish? Yet the AAP will advise that pregnant women should not eat, or at least limit consumption of fish. Then they go right advising flu shots with no advisement against the inclusion of thimerosal, for all pregnant women. Do you think yet, that we have been lied to and mislead?

    Arch Toxicol. 1985 Sep;57(4):260-7.

    The comparative toxicology of ethyl- and methylmercury.

    Magos L, Brown AW, Sparrow S, Bailey E, Snowden RT, Skipp
    WR.

     

    Abstract

    Neurotoxicity and renotoxicity were compared in rats given
    by gastric gavage five daily doses of 8.0 mg Hg/kg methyl- or ethylmercuric
    chloride or 9.6 mg Hg/kg ethylmercuric chloride. Three or 10 days after the
    last treatment day rats treated with either 8.0 or 9.6 mg Hg/kg ethylmercury
    had higher total or organic mercury concentrations in blood and lower
    concentrations in kidneys and brain than methylmercury-treated rats. In each of
    these tissues the inorganic mercury concentration was higher after ethyl- than
    after methylmercury. Weight loss relative to the expected body weight and renal
    damage was higher in ethylmercury-treated rats than in rats given equimolar
    doses of methylmercury. These effects became more severe when the dose of
    ethylmercury was increased by 20%. Thus in renotoxicity the renal concentration
    of inorganic mercury seems to be more important than the concentration of
    organic or total mercury. In methylmercury-treated rats damage and inorganic
    mercury deposits were restricted to the P2 region of the proximal tubules,
    while in ethylmercury-treated rats the distribution of mercury and damage was
    more widespread. There was little difference in the neurotoxicities of
    methylmercury and ethylmercury when effects on the dorsal root ganglia or
    coordination disorders were compared. Based on both criteria, an equimolar dose
    of ethylmercury was less neurotoxic than methylmercury, but a 20% increase in
    the dose of ethylmercury was enough to raise the sum of coordination disorder
    scores slightly and ganglion damage significantly above those in
    methylmercury-treated rats.

     

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4091651Here is a pediatrician formerly with the AAP, who has since left and is telling it like it is as to vaccines. Hows that grab you, Argus?   Autism, Vaccines, Mercury and the Culpability of the American Academy of the Academy of PediatricsDr. Kenneth Stoller, MD was trained as a pediatrician at UCLA and was a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics for two decades. In 2008 he resigned from the AAP after realizing that the AAP has known that mercury in vaccines can cause Autism and other neurological damage, yet the organization has refused to make a determined effort to have mercury (in thimerosal) removed from all vaccines. http://autismisreversible.infohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36_qz2beMaEMother Explains Vaccine Injury, Deteriorating Health, Autism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zo3lnlnsUIAutistic Child Fully Recovered with Biomedical Treatment for Autismhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yn4SBNSkg4You are lying and attempting to mislead the readers here again, Argus. How many times does that need to be exposed? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lowell-Hubbs/1285214003 Lowell Hubbs

    Those blog pages are not science, but the ravings of a mad man with to much to lose, attempting to cover the butts of a failed system of medical care, where all of them have to much to lose if the truth be realized. Do you call the repeated personal attacks on and the endless false discreditation he does of any alternative source of unbiased information, logic? Is repeated only speculation, equal to that of solid analysis? LOL

    Orac
    http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/author/oracknows/

  • VaccineRisks

    Excellent article.
    It all boils down to money. Single dose vaccines (contain traces of mercury):

    - are more expensive to produce
    - need more space for transport/higher transport costs
    - need more space for storage/in refrigerators
    - require more electricity for storage
    The fact that multi-dose vials contain more toxic mercury and that there is a far higher risk of contamination than with single dose vaccines appears to be uninteresting to the pediatricians. (sl)

  • Merryberry3stars

    I wish i knew what was going on….why they want to harm our children. I don’t like calling them the illuminati or the new world order, or the elite of the world, and can’t call them the government, because they’re above all the governments of the world of course, so I don’t know what to call them, but the truth is that there is a group of business men who literally own the world now, and like i say to people as an example….do you care if Obama or Tony Blair stubs their toe and feels pain? Not really, so why do we assume these people at the very very top would care about us and our pain? Humans ultimately are emotional beings and although we have empathy for the rest of the world, we generally put ourselves and our own children above our neighbours. (Even if we don’t lkike to admit it). These people, the silent minority, put themselves first. I don’t know if they are intentionally harming the population, or whether their desire to protect their own, means putting profit first and shutting off all emotion they might feel for the rest of us….but it’s about time people woke up. We all want an easy life, we all like the make believe belief system that we’re taken care of by the governments and doctors and police etc so we won’t worry about anything…..and things will carry on exactly as they are forever and ever……but it’s not the truth. The truth is that for whatever reason, we and our children are no longer safe and we have to be suspicious about EVERYTHING if we want to protect ourselves. We may be nothing more than slaves or cattle….but just like the hens in a battery farm, we have an experience of life…senses, memories, feelings…..it can be heaven on earth for some, and hell on earth for others. I want the heaven part for me and my family. So I can’t afford to sit back and blindly follow authority. I must think. I must research. It is my responsibility as a parent.

  • Merryberry3stars

     Another thing which concerns me about mercury and other toxins is that they accumulate in fatty tissue when the body can’t excrete them. Breast feeding is the best thing to provide your baby with immunity, however, in breast feeding, we are also giving our own body a detox while the baby receives the toxins which have accumulated throughout our lives in the fatty tissue of the breast. When you can no longer trust the authorities, these heavy decisions are yours alone to bare.

  • Lou

    “Trace amounts of mercury’ means the vaccine fluid still contains the electromagnetic information of this toxic substance.”

    The US Congress passed a “law” that a “vaccine dose” that contains less than 3 mcg of mercury does not to list mercury as an ingredient; the mercury can be called something else. 3 mcg of mercury contains about 12 billion atoms of mercury.