Formaldehyde in Vaccines

It’s official, or as official as it can be: The New York Times reports that formaldehyde is listed as a carcinogen by government scientists, and that “…it is found in worrisome quantities in plywood, particle board, mortuaries and hair salons.”

However, both the U.S. government and The New York Times forgot to include that formaldehyde also is present in vaccines. Who says that? None other than the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in their official listing of

Vaccines and Immunizations /Ingredients of Vaccines Fact Sheet Source and

So why are the carcinogens formaldehyde and its chemical kin, Formalin, found in the following vaccines: Anthrax, DTaP (all brands), DTaP-HepB-IPV, DTap-Hib, DT (all brands) Td (all brands), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis A-Hepatitis B, Hib, Hib-Hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis, Polio-virus inactivated, and Tdap?

Isn’t it about time that healthcare consumers, and parents in particular, form a grassroots groundswell movement to rid vaccines of carcinogens and neurotoxins like aluminum and mercury, plus other toxic ingredients?

The best and most efficient way to do that is to bombard members of Congress. Keep in mind that each constituent has ready access to both senators from his or her state plus the member of the House of Representatives from your district that you can contact via

One of the quickest ways to inform you and your congressperson about what’s what in vaccines is to access the monograph I co-edited with nurse Laraine C. Abbey-Katzev, Vaccines & Vaccinations: The Need for Congressional Investigation available online at

As The NY Times journalist Gardiner Harris reported in his article, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services delayed the report’s release for months to cope with industry complaints. Furthermore, the Natural Resources Defense Council senior scientist Jennifer Sass stated, “Industry held this report up for four years.”


Congressional Action Needed

That fact alone should support the need for two congressional actions:

  1. The investigation of the neurotoxins and other poisonous ingredients per se in vaccines, and
  2. The overhaul and revision of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 15 USC (C. 53) 2601-2692 that Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D- NJ) (Capitol Hill office phone number 202-224-3224) is championing by introducing the “Safe Chemicals Act of 2011” *S.847)

Here are the co-sponsoring Senators of S.847 Barbara Boxer [D-CA], Richard Durbin [D-IL]. Al Franken [D-MN],Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY], Amy Klobuchar [D-MN], Bernard Sanders [I-VT], Charles Schumer [D-NY], and Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI].

You may have noticed that there are NO Republican senators co-sponsoring this most important piece of proposed legislation. Here’s your chance to become involved in changing the way business is done as usual. Contact both senators from your state in Congress and request that they co-sponsor S.847. It’s about time the chemical industry gets brought in line for exposing us to all kinds of toxins in cosmetics, pesticides, food, water, building products, automobiles, and every aspect of life and living.

I discuss chemicals and toxins in great detail in my book, Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick, available on at

Formaldehyde gained its industrial status and needs to be reined in, especially with regard to vaccines. It and Formalin should not be injected into infants, toddlers, teens, adults, senior citizens, and members of the armed services, e.g., Anthrax vaccine.

The importance of this issue I think can be summed up in this statement by Cal Dooley, president and chief executive of the American Chemistry Council, “We are extremely concerned that politics may have hijacked the scientific process.”

Well, here’s a question for Mr. Dooley, “Can’t you monitor your industry to produce non-carcinogens and safe products? What good will all the chemicals do humans, plants, animals, and the planet IF we become so toxic, life cannot be lived?”

I pose that same question to Big Pharma and vaccine makers?



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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).