New Minnesota State Law Bans Cancer-Causing Formaldehyde in Children’s Products, Stays in Vaccines

Lawmakers in the state of Minnesota have decided formaldehyde, a known cancer-causing agent, is too dangerous for children’s products. According to section 325F.175 of HF458, products containing formaldehyde are banned from being sold starting August 1st, 2014, for manufacturers and August 1st, 2015, for retailers. [1]

Finally, an answer to one of the many toxic ingredients being injected into your child?

Not so fast.

At first blush, it appears Minnesota is addressing at least one of the many toxic chemicals found in vaccines. However, a carefully crafted paragraph creates a loophole for excluding vaccines from this ban.

The Pharmaceutical Loophole

So, how is formaldehyde banned in toys and clothes but permitted to still be in vaccines? The new Minnesota state law exempts vaccines through this passage in a section entitled “[325F.174] DEFINITIONS.”

It reads:

“(c) “Children’s product” means a product primarily designed or intended by a manufacturer to be physically applied to or introduced into a child’s body, including any article used as a component of such a product and excluding a food, beverage, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical product or biologic, children’s toys that are covered by the ASTM International F963 standard for Toy Safety, or a medical device as defined in the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, United States Code, title 21, section 321(h), as amended through February 15, 2013.” [1] (emphasis mine)

Frankly, I’m puzzled. Lawmakers don’t want your child to play with or put into their mouth products containing formaldehyde, but if your doctor injects it into your baby, it is perfectly fine?

Let’s Look at Which Vaccines Contain Formaldehyde

You may be asking, “Why is there formaldehyde in vaccines?”

The very short answer is this chemical has been used for over half a century in the vaccine manufacturing process. It was originally used as an attempt to inactivate the poliovirus in the first vaccines produced by Jonas Salk in the late 1940s and early 1950s. [2]


Formaldehyde did not inactivate all viruses in the vaccine. Do more research on the polio vaccine contamination with the cancer causing monkey virus, SV40.


After the polio vaccine, formaldehyde was heavily used in manufacturing pediatric vaccines.

To see how many vaccines contain this cancer-causing chemical today, let’s take a look at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia website. The formaldehyde content of vaccines licensed for use in the United States (quantity per dose converted from mg to mcg): [3]

Trade Name / Quantity (per dose)

  • Td / DT:  ≤ 20 mcg – 100 mcg
  • Daptacel: ≤ 100 mcg
  • Infanrix: ≤ 100 mcg
  • Tripedia: ≤ 100 mcg
  • Pediarix: ≤ 100 mcg
  • Havrix: ≤ 50 mcg (pediatric)
  • Vaqta: 4 mcg (pediatric)
  • Twinrix: ≤ 100 mcg
  • Comvax: < 0.4 mcg
  • IPOL: ≤20 mcg
  • JE-Vax: < 200 mcg
  • ADACEL: < 5 mcg
  • Boostrix: < 100 mcg
  • Fluarix: ≤ 5 mcg
  • FluLaval: < 25 mcg
  • Fluzone – intradermal: < 20 mcg

Get a closer look at the vaccine schedule to see how much formaldehyde will be injected into your child.

What Do The Experts Say?

There seem to be conflicting views as to how safe formaldehyde really is.

On the one hand, research on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website cautions us by saying, Formaldehyde can damage cells by binding to DNA and thereby forming formaldehyde-DNA adducts; this process may interfere with accurate DNA replication and lead to mutations and cancerous tumors.” [4] (emphasis mine)

This should be extremely concerning for you because within every vaccine product insert is the following passage: “This vaccine has not been evaluated for its carcinogenic [cancer-causing] or mutagenic potentials or impairment of fertility.”

Personally, I take this as a very serious warning, especially since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would be the ones making this evaluation.

The other side of the argument made by the FDA justifies formaldehyde in vaccines by stating, “The amount of formaldehyde present in some infant vaccines is so small compared to the concentration that occurs naturally in the body that it does not pose a safety concern, according to a study using a mathematical model developed by scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).” [5] (emphasis mine)

Did you catch it?

Please remember this point: The assumption being made is based on a mathematical model. FDA experts should be ready to meet higher standards, in my opinion. Maybe that is why the FDA plays hot potato when answering the question?

Here are 7 basic questions I think parents should be asking at this point:

1. Was a mathematical model the only criteria used to make the determination formaldehyde was safe to inject into babies?

2. Did they test on animals? If so, what are the results and where is the data?

3. What scientific measurements are used to measure harm on infants?

4. What tests can I ask my doctor about right now to see if formaldehyde injured my child?

5. Not every baby is the same and has the same metabolism. Did their mathematical model compensate for different genetics or did it assume all children are the same?

6. What considerations were given to repeatedly injecting this chemical into infants potentially sensitizing them and creating lifelong allergies to formaldehyde?

7. Many pharmacists recommend not mixing drugs and, after all, vaccines are drugs. What are the synergistic effects of having multiple vaccine and ingredients, like mercury or aluminum, injected into your baby at the same time?

Here is the fatal flaw. The pharmaceutical literature cautions arrogant scientists from making large assumptions with “harmless” ingredients and children.

“Pharmaceutical products may contain, in addition to the active or therapeutic agent(s), a variety of other ingredients, termed inactive or inert, which are categorized as excipients or additives (flavorings, sweeteners, preservatives, stabilizers, diluents, lubricants, etc.). The words inert or inactive may be misnomers for some excipients because some have been shown to cause adverse effects. Neonates and young children are at risk for such effects because they may not be able to metabolize or eliminate an ingredient in a pharmaceutical product in the same manner as an adult.” (pp. 344) (emphasis mine)

Swarbrick, James and Boylan, James C. Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology. Vol. 11. 1995. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.

Are you sure there isn’t a hidden agenda?

Get the full list of vaccine ingredients being injected into your child right now by clicking on this link.


If legislatures are concerned with your children wearing clothes or playing with toys containing formaldehyde, why give pharmaceutical products that are injected a free pass?

At the end of the day, government officials do not know your child’s name or face. They care about keeping their jobs and making sure they uphold the policies put in place. The simple truth is this: Vaccine manufacturers are protected by law if your child suffers from an adverse reaction.

Lastly, as a starting reference point, I recommend you read an older but brutally honest review of what happens when formaldehyde is injected into animals by Martin H. Fischer entitled The Toxic Effects of Formaldehyde and Formalin. [6]


[contentbox headline=”References” type=”normal”]

1. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF458…

2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2537623/pdf/bullwho00525-0116.pdf

3. http://www.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center/vaccine-safety…

4. http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts/index.cfm/fuseaction/display.abstractDetail/abstract/2338

5. http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/ScienceResearch/ucm349473.htm

6. http://jem.rupress.org/content/6/4-6/487.full.pdf+html



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Jeffry John Aufderheide

Jeffry John Aufderheide is the father of a child injured as a result of vaccination. As editor of VacTruth.com, he promotes well-educated health professionals, informed consent, and full disclosure and accountability of adverse reactions to vaccines.

  • Roxanne

    How brainwashed and brain dead have devotees of the church of vaccinology become
    to think that it’s perfectly fine to inject “a little bit” of poison into a baby.

  • Marianne Jaedick

    I do not want to comment on the insanity of those people playing Russian roulette with tiny babies or those agreeing with their reasoning. Anybody in their right mind can only see it for what it is: A crime of mass destruction of human beings.

    In your article you mentioned the FDA’s comment on the safety evaluation of formaldehyde: “The amount of formaldehyde present in some infant vaccines is so small compared to the concentration that occurs naturally in the body that it does not pose a safety concern, according to a study using a mathematical model developed by scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”

    What do they mean with “the concentration that occurs naturally in the body”? Is formaldehyde something you are born with or the body develops by itself or is part of the body like blood, cells and the rest of the stuff? I was always under the impression that this is an external chemical developed by the chemical industry but nothing that occurs “naturally” in the body. Could you, please, clarify this to me.

    Thanks a lot.

  • Tyranny

    Excellent Article Jeffry. I’ll have to send it out to the “health” Committee too.

  • I try to stay in compassionate mode but frankly if parents are so ignorant as to allow their children to be injected with these poisons they have to be prepared to live with the consequences.

    I’m also all for people who want to vaccinate themselves or their children having to pay for the vaccines out of their own pocket. Why should my taxes help pay for something I consider child abuse?

  • Great article Jeffry!

    I have just posted an article about aluminium in vaccines:


  • houswife

    Hi Erwin..
    I would agree with all you say , but the rest of the world, i.e. the poor countries, are not as fortunateas America, Germany, etc., to receive any true iformation and health education neither do they have accsess to any vaccine or medical related research, witnesses, etc., but the crap the WHO, UNICEF, issues.
    Whenever concernded parents or health authorotries or scientist spek up they are silenced, threadened, killed, thrown in jail!

    America nad europe who gives financial support only if an anti polio campaign, antoi measles campaign, hard core vaccine campaigns are started and reasumed by any cost.

    What can one expect from people whoms other tounge is not egblish and the information avaible online is i English, German, or Spanish, but not in their language?

    One can not always blame the Parents.

    Wher I live the doctors do not even know whats in a vaccine and truely believe by heart what the WHO, etc.tell them.

    Whenever relegious concerned people say no to vaccines, polio drops , the a statement in news papers, internet, etc. opposing concersn and promote vacccines as safe and must sponsoreed by bll gates, UNICEF, WHO, etc..
    Bogus relegious scholars are being paid by the goverment of america and the local govermnet to spread that vaccines are allowed in certain their relegion and should be given and avoiding it is a sin, while its rather the opposite!

    Whenever people oppose it America and the other counries pressure us and more force i giving vaccines and wrog propaganda is done.

    I.e, in some provinces in Pakistan parents will not receive a birth certificate when they refuse vaccines, neither do they get admition for nursery and school. Ploice forece and army personel with weapos acompany the vaccinators to ensure the parents do not refuse.

    Relegious people who rejects vaccines are thrown in jail and the kid force vaccinated.
    During hospital birth the new born chekc up is done whille the baby is taken away from the mother and vaccines, vitamin in jections, and other crap, given tom the kid without the parents knowledge and consent, because the hospitals are goverment run and depent on financial fundig and those hospitals , actually any hospital and maternity ward, is run under WHO standards, which means all those thinhgs happe to mum and child whcih you all can fight and inform about. Otherwise the hospital is shut down!

    See, its not all that correct to blame alwasy the parents. Yes they need to inform themselves , but what to do it the reality on the other globe looks different to enforce forced population controll?

    Keep up the good work and spread the truth. I try my part where i live which is kinda underground work or else i get killed !

  • houswife

    Also by now in Pakistan any car passing through a border or so is stopped by force and army and police is there to give anti polio drops to any child in a car , up to ten years now.

    Anybody leaving Pakistan or coming back has to be polio vacinated and iff not its done on the spot!

    Saudi is not differnt at all. Almost all vaccines have to be done when going forth and back .
    When parents said its not allowed to vaccinate and those drops por other vaccines contain impermissible and harmful ingredients than a bogus permissio by bogus relegious scholars is shown and the statements of WHO. so than those parents also vaccinate. What choice do we have in such a place ?
    Where do the vaccine and health organisation who promote vaccines and enforce them here come from? Where is the money coming from?
    Bill Gates, america, europe,…

    We on this side can tell you also whats really going o here which you will not read and see at you side..

    Thanks for posting this all ..

  • MA

    The intelligent of the rulers aka scums orchestrated mass genocide slowly steadily but deadly for all vaccinated changing the DNA. They know this. As they have a Plan to control humans and The GENE POOL. This is a Genocide against LIFE. MAY THE CREATOR OF ALL CREATION CLEAN UP THE MESS OF HUMAN OFFERING TO ALL HUMAN. The so called organisations who orchestrate this sad instrument of vaccinations all pay the price through each soul who will defect when seeking the Truth. Each stakeholder in orchestrating profit from human tragedy knowing and unknowing will pay the price as the soul will speak and seek the Truth.

  • Bleacher Creature

    15 years ago when my oldest child was 8 and there was no information about vaccines other 5th dose by mouth of the live polio vaccine. Within a few weeks he lost bladder and bowel control. He could not feel when he needed to use the bathroom. He eventually recovered bowel control and bladder control but had urinary accidents while sleeping until his 13th birthday.
    I knew that the vaccine was responsible . I had previously stopped the pertussis vaccine as he had a seizure from the second shot at 4 months old. I was nursing him then and thats probably what saved his life, never realizing that he never should have been vaccinated after that or my other children either.
    He suffered from allergies and hyperactvity from his vaccines. I didn’t make the connection until his 8th birthday and got intervention from a homeopath and stopped vaccinating all 4 of my children. After I stooped vaccinating my children they never got sick, my visits to the doctor stopped and so did my sons allergies. Vaccines cause permanent nerve damage, and damage our immune system.
    When I refused to vaccinate my children I got a lawyer and took a religious exemption as the doctors refused to recognize the damage done. People treated me like I was crazy when I refused them , the school and the doctors threatened me for years. I have never gotten over the fact that every vaccine I gave each my children depleted their health or cognition in some way. They are all young successful college graduates now but in my heart I know they would have better health and higher cognitive abilities if I had never vaccinated them.

  • The significant mistake that vaccine promoters make is to assume first that the existence of the natural production of substances in the body, thus allows them to believe that no safety testing is ever needed in regard to injecting into the body those same substances. The same goes for dietarily ingested substances which they as well then thus assume are one and the same thing as injecting the same substances, and again thus they believe no safety testing was nor ever has been needed. This is a complete and non scientific fallacy that disregards not only common sense, but as well the major differences in how physiologically they are entirely different routes of exposure. The examples of squalene oil, peanut oil, latex contamination, and as well injecting L-histidine and polysorbate 80, now in Gardasil. Those are all issues from which the FDA and CDC should have learned from, as for the adverse effects of injecting substances they thought were safe just because they exist naturally in the body, and or are dietarily consumed in small quantities. They don’t want to know about any adverse effects of vaccines, nor the public to know. No news is good news, to them; and the only pipeline for that news, comes from them.

    As well there is made an obviously incorrect comparison in and as to this issue; in the claim that the industrially manufactured form of formaldehyde, is the same exact chemical and substance that is produced in and by the human body; which is simply preposterous. This would be only through the arrogance of corporate and chemical pharma that any such misleading claim could and would be made. In the vaccine promotional articles you can find regarding this said issue, you can see them repeatedly attempt to sell you a bill of informational goods that actually never has had any basis in any sort of safety science. Instead what they are providing the public in the form of claimed to rationalization and facts, is nothing more than again a dangerous hypothesis. Just like it is regarding Thimerosal, and as well the safety of aluminum vaccine adjuvants.

    As stated by the literature found. Formaldehyde is stated to be naturally produced in very small amounts in our bodies as a part of our normal,
    everyday metabolism. Formaldehyde plays an essential role in our metabolism. As part of the metabolic process, formaldehyde, whether from an external source or produced by our bodies, is converted into formate (PDF) by the enzyme formaldehyde dehydrogenase. The resulting formate can then be eliminated in the urine, further broken down into CO2 and exhaled, or used by our cell machinery to synthesize nucleotides and amino acids, such as purines and thymidine.


    The formaldehyde theory of carcinogenesis was proposed in 1978.[35] In 1987 the U.S. EPA classified it as a probable human carcinogen, and after more studies the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 1995 also classified it as a probable human carcinogen. Further information and evaluation of all known data led the IARC to reclassify formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen[36] associated with nasal sinus cancer and nasopharyngeal cancer.[37] Recent studies have also shown a positive correlation between exposure to formaldehyde and the development of leukemia, particularly myeloid leukemia.[38][39]


  • Mohammed

    Thanks for telling us about the Pakistani police who are forcibly vaccinating children against their parents will at the borders.

    I hope someone in the area reads this and responds accordingly.

  • quicksilver

    The formaldehyde is present in small amounts but a substance that combines with DNA doesnt need to be present in large amounts and in fact if it was it would be stopped immediately unless in huge amounts.

    Just one molecule is all that is needed to start some destruction of the body.

    Most of the time the body will correct this problem and so most escape unharmed.

    The very few unlucky ones may not be ill for months or years but even here the experts underestimate just how quickly the body can go into decline.

    And the same experts who have for two hundred years rejected this substance as harmful are now proven wrong.

    But just what or how many different ways does it harm those injected? This is still something for debate but some types of cancer are certain.

    And as with many chemicals, it is produced in our body and kep under control. When injected into us it is a chemical with a powerful known effect on our bodies appearing in the wrong place where its pwerful action cannot be for our best interests.

  • Rob Robinson

    Dear Bleacher Creature. Our oldest son is also 15 ( as yours) when my wife was pregnant we got hold of some very limited info regarding vaccinations being potentially dangerous, we truly were not convinced right away that it was true but we did allot of research and prayerfully decided to at the very least wait to vaccinate ’til he was older. We NEVER let him out of our sight since he was born ( while in any medical facility). When he turned 5 he was diagnosed with Aspergers. We were devastated…however my stay-home wife home schooled both our kids ( that neither were vaccinated) and put our oldest Son on a gluten/wheat-free diet and he never was put on meds of any kind.( Momma did everything to help him with this challenge) We got so much grief and ” I told you so’s ” from family members and MD’s telling us, “See, your son never got his shots and sill he developed Aspergers!”
    We’ll the better news is he is now doing great he gets good grades in school ( in a private Christian school) A very important thing to note here is that
    during a check-up with an MD at age 10 the Doc said to us that it was in her option that because of his chemical make up, if we would have had him vaccinated when he was young he would probably be totally autistic now! TALK ABOUT VALIDATION !!! We’re so very blessed that we chose NOT to vaccinate and to have two very healthy teenage boys that are almost NEVER sick! I hope this note helps someone out there! God bless

  • bleacher creature

    Thank you for your response. It is obvious that vaccines deplete our health and cognitive abilities. Our children should have the right not to have their God given abilities tampered with. I am total convinced that vaccines decrease cognitive potential in children, and weaken their immune systems.
    My children are young adults now and I fear for the future of my future grandchildren. Autism is so frequent now that my sons company is offering their workers special medical insurance packages if they have an autistic child to cover the expensive costs of treatment.
    I can’t believe it. Im scared for the future. I have 3 sons and a daughter how will they ever be able to safely reproduce in a generation whose health and reproductive ability have been tainted by the vaccines they have received. Pray for us.

  • Thanks Erwin – I’ll be glad to share it.

  • Erwin,

    I think it is a matter of trust. I can speak from personal experience that our family doctor certainly meant no harm. We trusted him — and you are right — as a consequence of our decision, we now have to live with this every day.

    The best way to do this is to meditate on and attempt to understand the serenity prayer. If this never happened to my family or my son, I would not be in this position to help other families…

    God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference.

    Living one day at a time;
    Enjoying one moment at a time;
    Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
    Taking, as He did, this sinful world
    as it is, not as I would have it;
    Trusting that He will make all things right
    if I surrender to His Will;
    That I may be reasonably happy in this life
    and supremely happy with Him
    Forever in the next.

    –Reinhold Niebuhr

  • Thank you for sharing this information.

  • Thank you – appreciate you spreading the word.

  • thehousewife

    The thing is that citicies reacted with shooting the poilio vacci aters as they just have tenough of this forced ad undcocumented vaccinations.
    Nobody can actually controll or document how may times the door to door vaccinators have given a child anti polio drops.
    As times passed by I noticed that every 2 or 3 month an anti polio drive had been launged whereby vaccinators came to the doors ad asking for children to give out anti polio drops.
    Such a drive lasts for 3 days to make sure that all kids in the area get it.
    I counted even that during one year most kids received regular anti poli drops non stop and no documantation, identification had been done.
    And People tried to inform the public butr the WHO crushed this efforts down and called those people terrorist, liers and that they make false statements.
    Later anti polio workers got shot, which is by the weay not in accordance to the religion here, to show that we do not wat this oppressive and forced health care from abroad on us as many, many children died and became crippled after the drops and polio statistics, all normal, roared up.

    so the sattistics in Pakistan regarding Polio and Measles are absolutly false, lies and undocumented trash.

    Here anybody can give out anti polio drops . Most times somebody who volunters or some urses will give out anti polio vacccies and get a bit pocket money for it, and now since last winter the MMR vaccines shots for free , promoted by bill gates, WHO, UNICEF, etc.and thousands of childre died ad became braindamaged . And the goverment and media state its due to measles infection!

    What in heavens do 100 polio cases or 10 measle cases do in a country with 200 000 000 people!!!

    Since workers were killed they cleared the polio drive a bit and said in many areas its polio free!

    And now the army or police has to come with the vaccinators to ensure they come back alive and give out the vaccines..
    You can follow this up at the pakistani tribune site.. All pro vaccines, no anto vaccine comments and informations are allowed. At dawn newspaper one has to give fiull name , ID card number, addrerss in order to write to thye newspaper..

    Interestingly the govermnet orderded those forced vaccinations at crosspoints in pakistan with police and army presense.. etc., to sucumb the pressure of american health authorities and the presedent. Over there wher you live you do not read the comments, pressure issued by the other countries o us..
    At natural news one can see the libk on militarinized vaccination in pakistan..

    Please forgive the may writing mistakes. My eyes are bad and i have proplems recognising thing, thanks due to plenty of vaccines in my life.

    I try my best to spread you information and some stopped vaccinating.

    thanks to you all

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  • quicksilver

    Can you be certain he did not get the one day vaccine given when he was born?

    This is important and presumably can be checked by reference to the hospital or even looking for marks on the child or testing his antibodies?

    And there is the vaccine status of the parents or you yourselves to consider as that can last and be transferred to your child in the womb and in breast milk.

    And there is the old theory of harm from MERCURY et al.

    I would love to know the chemical make up that caused the doctor to tell you vaccines would be bad for your child as I thought no one knew for sure about this issue except by observing what happens when you get a vaccine?

    Just wondering!

    The 64 000 dollar question would be what medications has your child received and when:

    Particularly TYLENOL! (and valproate for parents etc etc etc)

  • Rob

    Thank you for your questions, you make a great point in regards to the possibility that we ( me and his mother) could have transferred our own immunization properties to him in utero or breast milk. This is possible, we’ll never know now. As for the “can we know for sure that the hospital did not give him ANY vaccine while in there care. Yes I can guarantee that they had no access to him whatsoever without me being there the entire time. I was there the whole time and personally cut “the cord” myself. We took him home later that same day.
    As for the chemical make up of our son has our doctor never went into details with us regarding this. Could simply be her professional option. Either way were happy NOT to have the thoughts hanging over our heads that WE could have caused his medical problems by injecting him with these poisons now in he vaccines. Hope this helps :)

  • quicksilver

    Hi thanks Rob for your reply.

    The question you didnt respond to was the medications such as antibiotics and tylenol that you may have given your son.

    I am trying to fit the pieces together and there are many people like you who claim or know it cant be the vaccines.

    But we know the causes for autism are many and some have already been worked out:

    Lead in the blood and body

    Virus infections of which the components in MMr are culpable!

    Drugs used for epilepsy treatments.

    etc etc and vaccines do come with a huge question mark still.

    And there is another study and cause which is currently being explored and unrelated to vaccines which I would like to share with you when you reply.