Vaccines Alternative to Thimerosal

There’s an adage that goes something like this: “Jumping from the frying pan into the fire.” Perhaps that can apply to what’s been happening in vaccine manufacture since the trend is to replace Thimerosal (49.6% mercury) with a ‘safer’ and ‘less toxic’ substitute: 2-Phenoxyethanol (2-PE). Whether 2-PE is a safer vaccine preservative needs to be investigated. Furthermore, does FDA have safety studies for 2-PE?

Ready for this? 2-PE also is known as antifreeze! Now, how much safer is injecting an infant with antifreeze than mercury, when both are toxic? Phenoxyethanol can induce blood, kidney, liver and central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Well, isn’t that what mercury also is capable of doing? Furthermore, antifreeze, if swallowed, can be fatal.

Additionally, 2-PE can produce the following adverse reactions: behavior disorders [ADD & ADHD?], cardiopulmonary problems, convulsions, cyanosis, diarrhea, blood-liver-kidney disorders, and visual disturbances. What role, if any, does 2-PE play in brain encephalopathy, or even autism spectrum disorder? Has that aspect of the ‘safer’ preservative been investigated? If so, I’d like to see those studies. I’ll write an article about it.

Additionally, 2-PE may have the same reproductive effects as polysorbate 80, or at least it does in lab animals. Furthermore, it’s a severe skin and eye irritant. So how does it affect the brain, which has a similar texture as the eye’s sclera (white of the eye)? So what is 2-PE capable of doing when injected into an infant? We don’t know because FDA has no safety studies on vaccines, at least according to the answer it gave to a congressional hearing on vaccines and autism held 1999-2004 by Congressman Dan Burton of Indiana. They are too expensive to perform, says the FDA.

Some industrial uses for Phenoxyethanol include insect repellent, topical antiseptic, and bactericide when used in conjunction with quaternary ammonium compounds.

According to WAVE (World Association for Vaccine Education), Phenoxyethanol is an ingredient in the following vaccines: Acel-Immune, Adacel, Boostrix, Certiva, DAPTACEL, DiTe Anatoxal Berna Adult, DI Anatoxal Berna Children, ADT, CDT, DECAVAC, DIFTAVAX, Ditanrix, DiTe Anatoxal Berna Children, Di-Te Booster, DT (generic), DT-Polio, Dual Antigen SII (India), Hexavac, Infanrix Infanrix Hexa, Infanrix Penta, Pediacel, Pediarix, Pentacel, Primavax, QUADRACEL, Repavax Revaxis, Td, Td Polio Adsorbed, TriHIBit, Tripedia, Tritanrix HB-HIB, and Zaantide. hxxp://www[dot]novaccine[dot]com/vaccine-ingredients/results.asp?p=1&s=2&sc=17&scientific=Y (URL Infected – 12/22/2015)

If you want to check out the CDC’s Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary, Part 2 Excipients Included in U.S. Vaccines, by Vaccine, please click here.

However, No Student Left Behind Education and Wellness Institute may be on to something when it states: Vaccines containing 2-Phenoxyethanol (2-PE), given at the same time as the MMR vaccine, may be the real cause of Autism and other disabilities.

2-Phenoxyethanol (2-PE) is a chemical substance presently used as a preservative in several vaccines. 2-PE contains phenol, which has the ability to inhibit phagocyte activity, meaning it is toxic to all cells. The phenol in 2-PE is capable of disabling the immune system’s primary response mechanism. It can also cause systemic poisoning, headache, shock, weakness, convulsions, kidney damage, cardiac failure, kidney failure, or death. 2-PE also contains ethylene oxide, which is an irritant causing dermatitis, burns, blisters, and eczema.

Shouldn’t the FDA consider removing neurotoxins and other poisons from vaccines and see what happens in trials with animal studies? That would seem like a scientifically sensible approach since children are becoming more impaired qualitatively and quantitatively with the ever-increasing vaccine mandates. However, I would wager that FDA or CDC will never do such trials—just like they won’t do trials of non-vaccinated versus vaccinated children—because they know from real science—not Big Pharma spin—what the results will be, and that would not be in the best interests of vaccine makers and the pharmaceutical industry, in my opinion.

About the author

Catherine J. Frompovich

Catherine J Frompovich is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting. Catherine is an editor and writing consultant who helps authors get into publication. For numerous semesters she taught several writing courses for a suburban Philadelphia school district’s Adult Evening School. Her passion is assisting and guiding authors into print. Catherine’s latest book, A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, will be available on and as a Kindle eBook sometime in July 2012. Two of Catherine’s more recent books on are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008).