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After much public controversy surrounding the mercury content of childhood vaccinations, Health Advocacy in the Public Interest (HAPI) raised $500 to have four vaccines tested for heavy metal content. The vials were sent to Doctor's Data, an independent lab which specializes in heavy metal testing. Many manufacturers voluntarily began producing supposed "mercury free" vaccines in 1999. Some product inserts currently claim that a "trace" amount of mercury still exists in the final product but that the amount has been greatly reduced. Others claim to be producing completely mercury free products.
During an investigation into the mercury issue, HAPI learned that Thimerosal, a 50% mercury compound, is still being used to produce most vaccines and that the manufacturers are simply "filtering it out" of the final product. However, according to Boyd Haley, PhD, Chemistry Department Chair, University of Kentucky, mercury binds to the antigenic protein in the vaccine and cannot be completely, 100% filtered out. All four vaccine vials tested contained mercury despite manufacturer claims that two of the vials were completely mercury free.
All four vials also contained aluminum, one nine times more than the other three, which tremendously enhances the toxicity of mercury causing neuronal death in the brain. The mercury content of routine childhood vaccinations has been linked to the current autism epidemic as well as numerous other neurological disorders affecting children today. Currently, one in six children are affected in some way and one in 250 children are diagnosed as autistic compared to one in 10,000 prior to mercury containing vaccines. It is the position of Dr. Haley as well as HAPI that if mercury can be detected in any vaccine using standard instrumentation, the content should be disclosed in the product insert and manufacturers should not be allowed to call the product "mercury free".
Executive Director of HAPI, Dawn Winkler, met with FDA officials in Silver Spring, Maryland on July 27, 2004 to discuss blatant mislabeling and misrepresentation of ingredients in vaccinations which are licensed by the FDA. Clearly, more testing is needed. The FDA has the ability and authority to take on the necessary testing, however, at present, this task sadly appears to be up to the public. HAPI will be attempting to raise more funds to test more vaccines in an effort to pressure the FDA to crack down on manufacturers to label their products correctly.
:clapping: Thank you for posting that. What alot of people don't realize in the vaccines which supposedly have no mercury they just increased the amount of aluminum. Did you know most deodorants contain aluminum?
Originally posted by Natural Blessings@Aug 30 2004, 04:26 PM :clapping: Thank you for posting that. What alot of people don't realize in the vaccines which supposedly have no mercury they just increased the amount of aluminum. Did you know most deodorants contain aluminum?
I thought I had read something somewhere about vaccines containing mercury and linking it to increased autism. Is there anyway to know what vacines those are????? Its hard to make informed decisions when you aren't informed!!!! Thanks for posting that. and if you have any more info on what types of vaccines contain the mercury that would be greatly appreciated too.
Linda, mommy to Nikolas & Andrew, 5 year old twin boys and Ember Rose, almost 3.
They supposedly took the mercury out of all childrens vaccine EXCEPT the flu. They are still knowingly, purposely and not shy about putting it in that vaccine.
I use a natural deodorant but want to try one of the rocks. I finally found a place in town that sells them. I am amazed at how much longer a natural deodorant lasts than one of the chemical laden ones.