Vaccine ingredients - So, how bad can they be?


Familiarity with vaccine ingredients helps the average person sort through the vaccination controversy. It might surprise you to know how toxic many of the ingredients are in each vaccine. What are they?

There are many companies that manufacture the same kind of vaccine using some variations in ingredients. For this reason, rather than looking at specific vaccines, we will consider vaccine ingredients that are commonly used in a variety of vaccines.

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Thimerosal: This is 50% mercury and is used to prevent contamination and growth of potentially harmful bacteria. Everyone knows mercury is horrible - need we say more?

2-Phenoxyethanol: This is the ingredient that has replaced thimerosal in some vaccines.


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According to the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet sheet) it is harmful if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin, it is a severe eye and skin irritant and it may cause reproductive defects. The substance is toxic to kidneys, the nervous system, liver.

The Ethylene Oxide component is a skin irritant that is responsible for causing burns, blisters, dermatitis, and eczema conditions.

Aluminium: This is added to help the vaccine stimulate a better response. Aluminum is linked with numerous neurological problems, both in human and animal studies.

Formaldehyde: This chemical is used to kill unwanted viruses and bacteria that might contaminate the vaccine during production.

Formaldehyde is a class 1 carcinogen (not possibly or probably, but IS cancer causing), labelled by the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States as a ‘hazardous waste.’

According to Dr. Penny Stanway, author of ‘Breast Is Best

’ and ‘Green Babies’, "sensitivity to formaldehyde has been linked with eye, nose, throat and lung irritation, headaches, depression, memory loss and dizziness. 1 in 5 people exposed to formaldehyde may be affected…"

Formalin: This is an aqueous solution of the chemical compound formaldehyde. It typically contains about 40 percent formaldehyde and usually 10 percent to 12 percent methanol.

Neomycin and other antibiotics: These suppress the immune system, leaving the child more susceptible to colds and virus. Some children are also allergic to them.

Using antibiotics repeatedly can make them ineffective against illnesses such as meningitis. They have also been linked with the increase in asthma and eczema.

Octoxynol 9: This contains glycol ether which is toxic and has been directly linked to infertility problems in men - low sperm count, abnormally shaped sperm and sperm with poor motility.

Some paints have been manufactured containing glycol, prompting a warning for painters not to use these - yet, it is injected into male babies.

Polysorbate 20 and 80: These are detergent type chemicals. After injection they convert into sorbitol and ethylene oxide which is even more toxic - causing even seizures and death.

Sodium Borate: This is a neuro toxin - a common roach and rat killer. It is used in some vaccines, including the new Gardasil vaccine for cervical cancer. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flushed skin, seizures, shock and even death.

To find out what chemical additives are in specific vaccines, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for a copy of the vaccine package insert, which lists all ingredients in the vaccine and discusses any known adverse reactions.

As the vaccine controversy rages on, we as parents still have the ingredient information available that can help us make choices regarding each vaccine for our children.

Knowing what some of the common vaccine ingredients are - many of them being so toxic, is really an eye opener. It prompts careful decision making.

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