In 1982, scientist Alberto Rotundo and his team studied 23 patients who had developed renal failure in their first year of life. The study, Progressive encephalopathy in children with chronic renal insufficiency in infancy, outlined that, after reading the hospital records and medical reports of children suffering renal failure under the age of one year, the scientists discovered that 20 of the children who had been analyzed as part of the study had gone on to develop profound neurological abnormalities, defined as encephalopathy or disorders of the brain. Their symptoms were characterized by developmental delay, microcephaly (small head), hypotonia (floppy baby syndrome), seizures, dyskinesia (abnormal muscle movements) and abnormal EEGs. 
The scientists wrote that, at the time of their study:
“No patient had been dialyzed and four had not received aluminum salts prior to the development of neurologic symptoms.” (emphasis added)
In other words, of the 23 children studied, 19 had received aluminum salts as part of their treatment before they developed neurological symptoms.
“Twenty-three patients with CRI (central nervous system disease) in the first year of life were identified on the basis of persistent elevation of serum creatinine. In 20 of the 23 patients, profound CNS (central nervous system disease) dysfunction developed. Typically, a patient was noted to have CRI chronic renal insufficiency, then decreased head growth, followed by seizures, dyskinesia, hypotonia, and developmental delay.”
The scientists concluded that the symptoms displayed by the children in their study were similar to those described in adults with dialysis dementia, a syndrome in which aluminum toxicity had been implicated. They went on to explain that none of their patients had been dialyzed prior to developing their symptoms.
In other words, it was only after 19 of the children had received the dialysis containing aluminum salts that they developed neurological conditions including decreased brain growth.
TDaP Vaccination Containing Aluminum Salts Mandated In Brazil
Despite this paper and several others existing since the 1980s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that several vaccines containing aluminum are given to children throughout their childhood. This includes the TDaP vaccination.
The CDC stated that:
“Aluminum is present in U.S. childhood vaccines that prevent hepatitis A, hepatitis B, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP, Tdap), Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), human papillomavirus (HPV) and pneumococcus infection.” 
Without any knowledge as to whether or not this vaccination is safe to use in pregnancy, at the end of 2014, Brazil mandated the TdaP vaccine for use in pregnancy. Ten months later, disaster struck when a growing number of babies were born with microcephaly.
The majority of these cases, which have now escalated to epidemic proportions, are said to be in South America, where approximately 4,000 babies have been born with the condition since October 2015.
Is this just a coincidence?
Exposing the Truth
Dr. Sears is a medical professional who has been exceptionally worried about the effects of aluminum on children’s health. In an article warning mothers about the dangers of vaccinations containing the adjuvant, titled Is Aluminum The New Thimerosal?, Dr. Sears explained that aluminum has been added to vaccinations to help them work more efficiently. 
He stated that although this would not normally be a problem because aluminum is a naturally occurring element found everywhere in our environment, including our food, water, air and soil, he had become worried about the effects that aluminum was having on children’s health. He began to wonder if anyone had ever actually tested the safe level of injected aluminum.
During his research, he came across a number of extremely worrying documents. However, few were as worrying as the one written by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).
Describing the document in depth, Sears wrote:
“The source of the daily limit of 4 to 5 mcg of aluminum per kilogram of body weight quoted by the ASPEN statement seems to be a study that compared the neurologic development of about 100 premature babies who were fed a standard IV solution that contained aluminum, with the development of 100 premature babies who were fed the same solution with almost all aluminum filtered out. The study was prompted by a number of established facts: that injected aluminum can build up to toxic levels in the bloodstream, bones, and brain; that preemies have decreased kidney function and thus a higher risk of toxicity; that an autopsy performed on one preemie whose sudden death was otherwise unexplained revealed high aluminum concentrations in the brain; and that aluminum toxicity can cause progressive dementia.” (emphasis added)
He continued by giving some extremely alarming facts, many of which few parents are aware:
“However, none of these documents or studies mentions vaccines; they look only at IV solutions and injectable medications. Nor does the FDA require labels on vaccines warning about the dangers of aluminum toxicity, although such labels are required for all other injectable medications. All of these studies and label warnings seem to apply mainly to premature babies and kidney patients. What about larger, full-term babies with healthy kidneys?”
“However, these documents don’t tell us what the maximum safe dose would be for a healthy baby or child, and I can’t find such information anywhere. This is probably why the ASPEN group suggests, and the FDA requires, that all injectable solutions be limited to 25 mcg; we at least know that that level is safe.”
If this is so, then why do the recommended childhood vaccinations include aluminum far above the recommended amounts? According to Dr. Sears, the levels of aluminum included in childhood vaccinations are as follows:
- “DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis): 170–625 mcg, depending on manufacturer
- Hepatitis A: 250 mcg
- Hepatitis B: 250 mcg
- Hib (for meningitis; PedVaxHib brand only): 225 mcg
- HPV: 225 mcg
- Pediarix (DTaP–hepatitis B–polio combination): 850 mcg
- Pentacel (DTaP–Hib–polio combination): 330 mcg
- Pneumococcus: 125 mcg” (emphasis added)
Furthermore, the new TdaP Boostrix vaccination, one of the vaccinations used on pregnant women in Brazil, has an aluminum content ranging from 0.39 – 0.5 mg (not mcg) depending on which vaccine information insert you read. [4, 5, 6]
You do not have to be medically qualified to understand that these levels far exceed the safe levels recommended by ASPEN, especially when you consider that a newborn baby is vaccinated at birth with the hepatitis B vaccine, containing 250 mcg of aluminum, and women are being vaccinated during pregnancy with the TdaP vaccine, containing up to 0.5 mg of aluminum!
In fact, according to Dr. Sears, the FDA stated that:
“Although aluminum toxicity is not commonly detected clinically, it can be serious in selected patient populations, such as neonates (newborns), and may be more common than is recognized.” (emphasis added)
If this is true, then why are all pregnant women in Brazil being asked to have a vaccine that contains levels of aluminum that far exceed the recommended dose?
Another Professional Linking Vaccines Containing Aluminum To Neurological Defects
In a paper titled Aluminum in Vaccines: A Neurological Gamble, author Neil Z. Miller explained that when authorities began to phase out vaccinations containing the preservative thimerosal (mercury) from the market, many were replaced with vaccinations containing aluminum. He explained that, in 1997, the New England Medical Journal published data exposing premature infants vaccinated with vaccinations containing aluminum can accumulate toxic levels of aluminum in their blood, bones and brain, which can lead to neurological damage and disabilities in early childhood. 
What is even more shocking is the fact that he exposed a number of papers proving that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were all fully aware of the fact that the use of aluminum in vaccines could lead to long-term brain damage in infants, especially those with reduced kidney function.
Despite knowing that the TDaP was an untested and therefore potentially unsafe vaccination in pregnancy, the CDC, in its wisdom, decided to recommend the vaccine for use in pregnant women to supposedly protect newborn infants from contracting whooping cough around the world. 
In 2014, the TdaP was not only recommended for use in Brazil, but the vaccine was also made mandatory.
In a document titled Pertussis in young infants: a severe vaccine-preventable disease, author Marco Aurélio Palazzi Sáfadi wrote:
“In Brazil, the same phenomenon reported in other countries was also observed with increasing rates of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths related to pertussis in recent years. In 2013, 109 pertussis-related deaths were reported—a number 7-fold higher than the average number of deaths reported annually in the period from 2001 to 2010. More than 80% of the deaths occurred in infants younger than 3 months of age. To address this serious situation, in late 2014, the Ministry of Health announced the introduction of the Tdap vaccine for all pregnant women in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Israel, New Zealand, and Belgium—among other countries—also implemented maternal vaccination programs for pertussis during pregnancy, following the examples from the US and the UK.”  (emphasis added)
This indicated the introduction of the vaccination for use in pregnancy, but it was unclear whether or not the TdaP had been made mandatory.
However, a quote found in a document written in 2006 by Ricardo Becker Feijó, Juarez Cunha, and Lenita SimõesKrebsin strongly indicated that all vaccination schedules in Brazil were mandatory.
In a paper titled Vaccination schedule for childhood and adolescence: comparing recommendations, the authors stated:
“In Brazil the Health Ministry (HM) published its latest review of the Programa Nacional de Imunizações (PNI – Brazilian National Immunization Program) vaccination schedule in the form of a directive. This directive establishes that fulfillment of the schedule is mandatory and must be confirmed through vaccination certificates issued by public health services or private vaccination clinics, as long as they are compliant with relevant legislation. The certificate must identify the vaccinating institution, the immunobiological administered, the manufacturing laboratory and the batch number. It should be signed by the physician or nurse responsible for the service.”  (emphasis added)
Although this document was written before the introduction of the TDaP vaccination in pregnancy, I have been unable to find information to the contrary.
There is mounting evidence to suggest that vaccinations and medications containing aluminum salts are harmful to brain development. We need to ask ourselves why a vaccination known to contain well above the recommended levels of aluminum has been passed as safe for use in pregnancy by the Brazilian Health Ministry.
For more information on the dangers of aluminum, I recommend parents read the growing number of articles, studies and peer-reviewed papers that the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute have listed on their website.