Heavy metals series – part 2

Again on Mercury

Here it is a disturbing extract about Vaccines and Mercury poisoning.

Original source: http://www.bionutritionalcare.com/?page_id=35

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Vaccines and Mercury

“Thimerosal is a vaccine additive that was developed by Eli Lilly in 1929. Thimerosal is a form of ethylmercury, and is 50% mercury by weight. In the 1980s and 1990s, the recommended vaccine schedule increased dramatically. Infants were being given multiple doses of mercury-laced vaccines. During this decade, babies were injected with mercury levels that exceeded the federal safety levels for dietary mercury by 87 times. Concurrently, childhood illness skyrocketed and evidence of mercury toxicity became apparent in multitudes of children born in this era. By 1999, the government had asked pharmaceutical companies to remove all thimerosal from vaccines. This was not the first time that vaccine producers were ordered to remove this harmful preservative. In the 1940’s many drugs were made using mercury and all vaccines contained thimerosal. In 1948, a Blue Ribbon Panel of doctors was commissioned by Congress to look at all forms of mercury in products for human use. After a review of research, the panel of doctors concluded that thimerosal was very harmful and that even one part per million could cause neurological injury. All forms of mercury were ordered out of medications. The drug company, Eli Lilly fought hard to keep their product, thimerosal, on the market and as a result, mercury-containing products were left in circulation. Again in 1956 the CDC received reports of the toxicity of thimerosal and mercury. Finally, many drugs were pulled off the market, including Mecuricome and Methialade, common over-the-counter mercury based disinfectants. However, thimerosal still remained in vaccines. In 2007, the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health stated, “The ubiquitous and largely unchecked place of Thimerosal in pharmaceutical products… represents a medical crisis in the modern day.”

But Hasn’t Thimerosal Been Removed From Vaccines?

Congressional Hearings in 2000 – 2004 revealed the immense dangers of thimerosal and public pressure caused vaccine producers to finally take action. The amount of thimerosal was reduced in several vaccines leaving a “trace” amount. This has led many parents and pediatricians to believe that vaccines no longer contain mercury. However, what must be realized is that “trace” amounts can still be in excess of one part per million. Furthermore, when multiple vaccines are given at once, the cumulative mercury levels are significant and dangerous. When a child receives numerous vaccines in a single day, trace + trace + trace still equals a toxic exposure. Furthermore, numerous vaccines still contain up to 25 micrograms of thimerosal. The vaccines containing the highest levels of thimerosal include inoculations against the flu, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal disease, Japanese encephalitis, and Pertussis. Many combination vaccines like the DTaP, also contain thimerosal.

Over the past decade, the prevalence of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders such as attention deficit disorder have been exploded to epidemic proportions.  A growing number of doctors, researchers and parents believe that mercury from vaccines plays a major role.

But even with supposed “mercury-free vaccines”, mercury isn’t the only toxic metal in childhood shots to be worried about.”

In my next post I will explore lead toxicity in children.

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