Sunday, October 2, 2011

Flu Shots Contain More than 250 Times the EPA’s Safety Limit for Mercury

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Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

Thimerosal is a widely used vaccine preservative that is present in the majority of flu shots and other vaccines. Thimerosal is 49% mercury by volume, an extremely toxic chemical element that wreaks havoc on the nervous system, neurological function, and overall biological function [1]. Each dose of flu vaccine contains around 25 micrograms of thimerosal, over 250 times the Environmental Protection Agency’s safety limit of exposure.

Mercury, a neurotoxin, is especially damaging to undeveloped brains. Considering that 25 micrograms of mercury is considered unsafe by the EPA for any human under 550 pounds, the devastating health effects of mercury on a developing fetus are truly concerning.

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Though thimerasol is not entirely mercury, the mercury content is still extremely high, making it very toxic to the human body. Despite highly exceeding the EPA safety standards for mercury content by over 250 times, flu shots are still recommended for children over 6 months and pregnant women.

It seems that the age groups that are urged to receive the flu shot are actually most affected by mercury exposure. Young children, pregnant women, and elderly are the ‘targeted’ demographic of flu shot manufacturers, and these individuals also happen to have the least defense against the elemental neurotoxin mercury.

Dr. Russel Blaylock, a leading neurologist, expains:
A recent study looked at the immune reaction in newborn infants up to the age of one year who had received the HepB vaccine to see if their immune reaction differed from adults getting the same vaccine. What they found was that the infant, even after age one year, did react differently. Their antibody levels were substantially higher than adults (3-fold higher) and it remained higher throughout the study.
In essence, they found that the babies responded to the vaccine by having an intense Th2 response that persisted long after it should have disappeared, a completely abnormal response.
In 2004, the The Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs petitioned the FDA to limit the use of thimerosal in vaccine citing safety concerns. In a reply made public years later, the FDA denied the request despite overwhelming evidence that mercury is harmful to the human body [2] [3] [4].

In addition to mercury, vaccines also contain other toxic fillers and preservatives that have been linked to health conditions such as cancer:
  • Aluminum: Also a neurotoxin, aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease [5] and other cognitive diseases [6].
  • Antibiotics: Various forms include neomycin, streptomycin, and gentamicin.
  • Triton X-100: A detergent that should not be injected into the human bloodstream.
By recommending flu shots to the public, the CDC and vaccine manufacturers are ignoring the warnings of not only major studies conducted by prominent universities, but also the EPA. The EPA’s safety limit of mercury exposure is being exceeded by over 250 times each shot. In addition to a number of other ‘recommended’ vaccines, flu shots are dished out each year to the public, meaning that this exposure increases to 250 times the limit each year. Over a 10 year period, it is possible to exceed the limit by 2500 times simply by receiving a yearly flu shot.

Sources:
1. Frustaci A, Magnavita N, Chimenti C, et. al; Marked elevation of myocardial trace elements in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiology 1999;33:1578-83
2. Chang YC, Yeh C, Wang JD. Subclinical neurotoxicity of merucyr vapor revcelaed by a multimodality evoked potential study of chloralkali workers. Amer J Ind Med 1995;27(2):271-279.
3. Yang Y-J, Huang C-C, Shih T-S, et al . Chronic elemental mercury intoxication:clinical and field studies in lampsocked manufacturers. 1994;Occup Environ Med 57(1):245-247.
4. Bluhm RE, Bobbitt RG, Wlech LW, et al. Elemental mercury vapour toxicity, treatment and prognosis after acute intensive exposure in chloraklali plant workers. Part 1I. History, neuropsychological findings and chelator effects. Hum Exp Toxicol 1992 11(3):201-210.
5. Bertholf, R. Aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease: prospectives for a cytoskeletal mechanism. CRC-Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci 25:195, 1987
6. Krishnan, S. Aluminum toxicity to the brain. Sci Total Environ 71:59, 198

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's Thiomersal. Spelling.

isochroma said...

It's Thiomersal.

Activist said...

You are right that its international name is Thiomersal, but it is known as Thimerosal in the U.S.

Anonymous said...

I just moved from Germany to the US; and I am downright horrified how every department store here is pushing vaccines like candy, and how my bf's doctors are eager to vaccinate him against just about everything.

Thank you for this article.

Dan Williams said...

Bush, Kenny Boy Lay, and General Alexander Haig were on the board of directors of Eli Lilly and push put a provision in the nazi patriot act that states that the children who got autism from the mecury in thimerasol cannot sue Eli Lilly.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg-52mHIjhs

Anonymous said...

Anonymous...


May be you should go back Germany...

MalikTous said...

Preserving vaccines with sulfides of mercury is definitely lame. I quit with the flu shots when I finished up with the Navy, they forced a bunch of them on us so I figure I'm already resistant and don't need any more.

Hilary Butler said...

What's really interesting is that countries like New Zaeland have never used flu vaccines with either mercury or aluminium in them, so why is it that mercury is "necessary" in american vaccines?

Anonymous said...

Great info, but I'm quite sure the Nazis were not interested in poisoning and weakening their citizenry. Attempting to question WWII as taught by the TV, schools, a sliver screen produces reactions almost identical to those that come from questioning mainstream health info. Go forth and figure.
Try http://onethirdoftheholocaust.com/.

Anonymous said...

"Leading neurologist" with no peer-reviewed publication who advertises he has "appeared on the 700 Club several times." Hahahahahah

Anonymous said...

First, the EPA presented study results about the environmental impact of mercury as part of the Clean Air Act. They really aren't in the business of determining "safe for human consumption" type information. The FDA, CDC, WHO, and AAP typically address such issues when it comes to contents of medications, and those organizations all approve the and recommend the use of these flu shots.

That said, it's true the EPA included a public health impact in their report, that said, "The reference dose (RfD) is an amount of methylmercury, which when ingested daily over a lifetime is anticipated to be without adverse health effects to humans, including sensitive subpopulations. At the RfD or below, exposures are expected to be safe." They derived an RfD for methylmercury of 0.1 micrograms/kg of body weight/day (WHO says 0.47, FDA says 0.4, Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry says 0.3). So the EPA is the most restrictive recommendation. And even using their numbers, that means it's safe for a 200 pound person to ingest 9 micrograms PER DAY, every day for their entire life. According to the CDC, the amount mercury per dose of vaccine (that contains it) is 25 micrograms. One 25 microgram shot once a year is well below the EPA's recommendation that a 200 pound person ingest no more than 3285 micrograms/yr. And those other guys think you can ingest 3-4 times that much and still be safe. The article's claim that it's 250x the EPA recommendation is malarky, a pure scare tactic. They leave off the "per day over a lifetime" part of the recommendation - that would only be a true statement if you took a flu shot every three days for your entire life.

Also, methylmercury is not even in thimerosal. In the body, thimerosal is metabolized to ethylmercury. Methylmercury is in fish tissue, so stay away from canned albacore tuna. The FDA says that stuff has 0.64 micrograms of methylmercury per gram of tuna, which translates to just over 90 micrograms per 5 oz can (about 3.5 flu shots worth).

If you are still concerned, think about this. Thimerosal was removed from childhood vaccines more than 10 years ago as a precaution, yet the rate of autism diagnoses continues to rise, which seems to indicate there is no causal relationship between the two. Of course, if you are still concerned, opt to take a nasal spray flu vaccine, or ask for a vaccine from a single-dose injection. The mercury is in a preservative that only exists in in the multi-dose injection vaccine, to keep it fungus and bacteria free after it's been opened.

The idea of a causal link between thimerosal and autism has been rejected by the CDC, the NIH, US National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine, the AMA, AAP, American College of Medical Toxicology, Canadian Paediatric Society, FDA, WHO, European Medicines Agency, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. In matters of science, medicine, and public health, I'm highly likely to be swayed by the analysis of the world's leading organizations on science, medicine, and public health. To do otherwise would be to assume a worldwide conspiracy, whose conspirators largely have nothing to gain and do not know each other, and are willing to put their own children at risk in order to convince others to do the same. It makes no sense.

Anonymous said...

Duhh It's not just mercury that is the problem... It's toxicity period! That counts food, environment...toxic moms, etc. Just mercury amalgams alone are horribly toxic and many of us got them as children and those vapors release constantly. Mercury is one of the worst ...and I do not believe that all the mercury is out because it has been found in vaccines by independent labs... Are you gonna believe the producers of the vaccine or an independent lab. it is used in the manufacturing process and some how suppose to be filtered out but it can't be all filtered out.

Now we have 36 shots (autism 1 in 70) in the US and only 10 (autism rate 1 in 10,000) in the late 80's, simply because these corporations have lobbied and used their money to force these things on our kids. And not all countries have increased at this rate and their disease rates are low and they have low autism and low childhood mortality rates. When there is a study that is not funded by big pharma, then we will listen. It's everything..not just vaccine but vaccines are very harmful given at such a tender age in those amounts and dosages due to the toxins. I'm sorry but that just makes a little sense to me without having done all of the research. If you believe any of our govt agencies about anything regarding vaccines and food as it relates to being safe and healthy for you...then you probably believe in Santa Clause too! I'm all for disease prevention but let's not kill ourselves with prevention either! Can we wake up? You know sometime today ...maybe tomorrow..how bout next week? This is controlled by a small group of corporations..international...and I'm just gonna tell you...they are not giving them to their kids.

Anonymous said...

People say that the vaccine-autism was proven false, but I think that's a LIE! So many parents of autistic kids say their kids were developing normally until vaccinations, and then lost acquired milestones. About the thimerosal preservative in the shots, mercury-poisoning is very much like autism. I think that the people who creat vaccines refuse to confess the harmful effects because of the money they earn. If only there was another way of protecting against disease; maybe someday, there will be. You may be thinking, "If this is true, then why isn't every vaccinated child autistic?" It's probably because some kids are more fragile than others due to genetic factors.

Anonymous said...

http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_specter_the_danger_of_science_denial.html

Hey, there are a lot of science skeptics on this blog, so I think this would be a good TEDtalk to facilitate discussion...

TEDtalks:
Michael Specter: The danger of science denial

Vaccine-autism claims, "Frankenfood" bans, the herbal cure craze: All point to the public's growing fear (and, often, outright denial) of science and reason, says Michael Specter. He warns the trend spells disaster for human progress.

Michael Specter is a staff writer for the New Yorker. His new book, Denialism, asks why we have increasingly begun to fear scientific advances instead of embracing them.

http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_specter_the_danger_of_science_denial.html

humanati said...

Keep taking the vaccines people...
GMO's are good for you...
Natural remedies are quackery at best & can be lethal...
Your governments love you...
Science is what corporations & government say it is...
They have the monopoly on truth...
Fluoride loves you...
TED isn't a globalist propaganda front group...
Bill Gates knows what black kids in poverty need is neurotoxins, not clean air & water...
The peer review process isn't corrupted...
CO2 is a poison
Humanity is a virus
Overpopulation is a FACT.
Rockefeller says it is.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Go and fill your Entire family with flu shots and lets see if they live healthier than the guy you sent back to Germany. Since you are sooooo confident.

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