Sunday, April 27

Vaccines: Mercury Followup

I wanted to follow up my other post on mercury with some information from the book I'm reading (What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations), from Chapter 3, Mercury in Vaccines: Shots of Danger?

Thimerosal has been used in vaccines since 1930.
The concern over mercury in foods and drugs began in 1997.
High levels of mercury can cause brain cells to die, and lower, chronic levels may result in silent, or insidious effects that affect the immune system at the cellular level. Thus the first signs of low-level mercury poisoning may be an inability to get rid of the flu, bronchitis, or a yeast infection, or it may lead to cancer. Thus many people may be toxic from mercury and not even know it.
The ethylmercury in the vaccine is being injected into the bodies of infants who do not have a fully developed immune system, and their bodies cannot get rid of the mercury properly. The mercury in the tuna is not injected into the bloodstream; it is eaten, which means it goes through the digestive tract, and the liver has an opportunity to help rid the body of the poison. In infants, the blood-brain barrier, a membrane between circulating blood and the brain that prevents certain harmful substances from reaching the brain, is not yet able to keep out toxins that can damage the brain. So mercury sent directly into the bloodstream enters the brain and converts to a form of mercury (inorganic) that remains the brain, where it does its damage.
The author mentions the dramatic increase in autoimmune and neurological health problems affecting children since 1964, "the year the US added six new vaccines to the required vaccination schedule: live virus polio (five doses), measles, mumps and rubella (MMR, two doses); Hib (four doses); and hepatitis B (three doses)." Autoimmune and neurological health problems include asthma, autism, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and more.

There has been some victory with the removal of thimerosal from many vaccines. Yet the government, in a joint statement from the CDC, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics and the Public Health Services, said that "while there was no evidence of any harm caused by low levels of thimerosal in vaccines and the risk was only theoretical," they agreed to remove thimerosal from vaccines "as a precautionary measure".

Do you believe thimerosal is dangerous?
If so, you might have a problem with the above organizations saying the risk is only theoretical. What does common sense tell you about the safety of metals being injected into babies (or anyone, for that matter)? Do you believe the above organizations when they tout the safety of other medications and vaccines when they ignore the danger of thimerosal? It's true that many vaccines had thimerosal removed. However, what else do these organizations say (including your doctor, possibly) that may not be true or a blatant negligence of the truth? Are they truly informed and justified in saying that it is not too much to inject a 2 month old with 7 vaccines? Can you really believe them when they say that when your baby has an adverse reaction to a vaccination event that it's just normal? Is there something that could be going on inside your baby that he can't tell you about, and with the next set of vaccines, does it worsen and build up further? Do we really understand the long-term impact of vaccines on one's immune system? Has the government truly given you assurance that the safety and health of your child is #1? The vaccine industry is a huge business (If you don't know how huge, read this to start, thanks Sara). I read on a government site that the thought behind combination vaccines and multiple injections is to ensure that all the vaccinations are administered. Parents don't want to make 10-15 trips to the doctor every year to space the shots out. It's more conventient to stack them up. Is this safe? Is it really safe???

These are the questions we ask ourselves, and they raise such a level of concern to us.


Anonymous said...

Your post have prompted me to do some reading on canine vaccines since our 2 furboys are due for their yearly vaccines. A lot of the same ingredients that are used in human vaccines are used in canine one. It is very hard to stand up to Doctors or Vets that tell you that you are harming your child or pet by not getting the recommended vaccines.

Sara said...

Amen, sister. Preach it! :) These are questions I would love to ask the CDC face to face. The problem is, they have no good answers.

I read somewhere that the Hannah Poling case was only conceded in part - the govt. conceded that her autism was triggered by her vaccines AND her "rare" mitochondrial disorder. What the other part of the case was, which was not conceded by the govt., was that her prior vaccines actually CAUSED her mito disorder - as mercury can harm mitochondria. I want to look into this more myself.


Sara said...

One more thing - if your doctor tells you there is no thimerasol, ASK TO SEE THE LABEL. One of my friends has a child who absolutely cannot handle anymore mercury, and when she asked the Dr. about it, they said it was not in there, but when she asked to see the label, it was right there. Dr. said, "Well, it's only a trace amount." !!!!!! [pulling my hair out!] Be vigilant!

Erin said...

From the labels I have read for the vaccines my daughter didn't get, there was no thimerosal in the original immunizations that babies get - it is still in the boosters though!
It has been 5 years since I looked at a label though, so my info might not be accurate anymore.
When I expressed concern to the Dr. about mercury she brought up tuna fish and asked whether we ate it b/c of mercury in fish. I remember just looking at her and saying how 1)babies don't eat tuna! and 2)even if they did, it is not sent straight into their bloodstream!