Why Is Aluminum in Vaccines and Is It Safe?
Vaccines are one of the most sensitive topics in the health care debate. Many people swear by them and credit vaccines with putting an end to childhood infectious diseases. Others are strongly concerned about the growing number of vaccines on the market today and legislative policies that would mandate vaccination.
The most important thing to understand is what exactly is in a vaccine and how does it work? Additionally, why are potentially toxic ingredients such as aluminum in vaccines and is it safe?
Stanley Hem, professor of industrial and physical pharmacy at Purdue says “Aluminum hydroxide is used in vaccines to increase the body’s production of antibodies, though no one knows how it works.”
What is It?
Aluminum hydroxide is a protoplasmic poison and a potent neurotoxin that is completely unnatural to the biochemical process of any life form on earth (1). In simpler words, the human body does not know what to do with this man-made cell killer and in turn it remains unhindered in destroying life form.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has stated that aluminum is implicated as interfering with a variety of cellular and metabolic processes in the nervous system and other tissues (2).
Vaccines and the Immune System
Antigens are protein molecules that stimulate the immune system. Antibodies are protein molecules made by the immune system to defend against foreign substances.
In the 1930’s vaccine researchers tested a number of ingredients to see what would effectively bring antigens into the body so the immune system of the individual would produce antibodies.
Aluminum was proved to be an effective adjuvant or substance that irritates the immune system and causes antibody production (6). The FDA limits the dosage to 0.85 mg of aluminum per vaccine to minimize exposure. Children following normal vaccine protocols receive up to 3.75-4 mg of aluminum in the first 6 months of life (7).
Godfather of Vaccines Under Oath
Dr. Stanley Plotkin is considered the godfather of the vaccine industry having been involved in the development of several vaccines himself. In January of 2018, Dr. Plotkin went on record during an 8 hour deposition confirming integral aspects of vaccinations and immunity and what scientific evidence has long suggested.
“Immune activation is the objective of vaccines” stated Dr. Plotkin. This response was in follow up to his recognition that IL-6 is an important factor in immune activation.
Do you see the problem? The stimulation of the immune system via vaccinations exhibits similarities to both short and long term health disorders and diseases.
Aluminum compounds in the form of Aluminum hydroxide and aluminum phosphate are contained in the following vaccines: diphtheria-tet-anus-pertussis (DTaP, Tdap), Haemophilus Influenzae, Pneumococcal (PCV), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Anthrax, & Rabies vaccines.
A 2004 article published by the FDA states, “Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function including premature neonates who receive aluminum at greater rates than 4-5 mcg per kilogram of body weight per day accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity (13).”
Childhood Vaccination Schedule:
As noted earlier, the American Academy of Pediatrics is well aware that aluminum in vaccines disrupts cellular function. Still, multiple vaccines are injected into healthy children at “wellness” appointments.
Vaccinating young children threatens a child’s developing immune and neurological system.
Aluminum Levels Exceed Safety Limits:
Based on these FDA toxicity thresholds a 6lb baby could not handle more than 11-14 mcg of aluminum. The Hepatitis B vaccine which is given at birth contains 250 mcg which is 20x the toxicity threshold.
The average baby weighs close to 12 lbs at 2 months of age when they are injected with 1,225 mcg of aluminum in their vaccines which is 50 times the toxicity threshold.
Today, a fully vaccinated child receives 4,925 micrograms of aluminum through injection. This calculated dosage does not consider any aluminum that may cross the placenta into a fetus from vaccines given to pregnant women.
Refuting the Mantra that “Vaccines are Safe and Effective”
Sadly, the FDA has never tested the safety of aluminum in vaccines against a proper placebo group before introduction to the market. Even worse, pregnant women and parents trust that vaccines are “safe and effective” as told by their doctors and leading health industries every day.
Due to the lack of safety trials and improper design of “control groups” in what studies the CDC and pharmaceutical companies have sponsored, more and more researchers are challenging the assumption that aluminum adjuvant in vaccines are safe and effective.
Severe Health Problems in Children and Adults:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Macrophagic Myofaciitis (MMF)
- Autoimmune Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants (ASIA)
- Lesions in the muscle at the injection site
- Degenerative Dementia
- Gulf War Syndrome
Vaccines Damage Brain Function:
Our brains are governed by their own immune regulators. Cytokines are specific biomarkers used to detect inflammation in the brain. Specifically, elevated levels of cytokine IL-6 (interleukin-6) present in the hippocampal region of the brain alter brain chemistry.
These immune events trigger encephalitis which is inflammation of the brain, most common by viral infection (24). In rats, aluminum was used to induce Alzheimer’s in a 2015 study while simultaneously increasing IL-6 (27).
Evidence for Autism:
Some vaccine inserts include the disclaimer that vaccines cause adverse reactions including Encephalitis (brain inflammation) (25).
Research into autism and behavioral disorders shows clear evidence that autism is a behavioral disorder characterized by encephalopathy. Adjuvants like aluminum not only cripples nerve cells but it also attacks proteins and antigens responsible for cognition and behavior (26).
Even Dr. Plotkin testified to the fact that the hyperstimulation of the immune system alters fetal brain development and increases IL-6, a known side effect of encephalitis.
Aluminum Induces Neural Toxicity:
Dr. Christopher Shaw and his team at the University of British Colombia in Canada mimicked the vaccine schedule by injecting mice with comparable doses of aluminum hydroxide given to humans (16).
Part of their research aim was to identify if the aluminum hydroxide found in the anthrax vaccine is potentially toxic and linked to the increased incidence of neurological disorders in veterans.
Shockingly the mice exhibited behavioral, motor and cognitive dysfunction. Analysis of the vaccine rat brains and spinal cords showed evidence of motor neuron damage.
This was the first ever study of its kind to examine the biological effects of aluminum hydroxide! Findings not only suggest the possible implications that this adjuvant is a devastating neurodevelopmental toxin present in the anthrax vaccine but also provides red flags to the current pediatric vaccination schedule.
How Does Aluminum Get into the Brain?
Known as the garbage collectors of dead and foreign debris in the body, macrophages are “called” to the site of an infection. In the event of vaccination containing aluminum, macrophages flood the injection site and pick up the aluminum for transport through the body.
The problem is that because aluminum is not innately recognized by the body, these macrophages don’t know where to rid of the waste. The aluminum is transported to soft tissue and found in clusters dumped in the brain.
Evidence of Bioaccumulation:
A 1992 study showed that aluminum based vaccine injected into mice caused a transient rise in brain tissue aluminum levels that peaked around the 2nd -3rd day after injection (11). This is particularly concerning because aluminum does its greatest damage in the brain.
This study showed that it is possible for aluminum to cross over the blood brain barrier and lodge into areas of the brain. A 1997 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that premature babies injected with aluminum build up toxic levels in the bones, blood, & brain (12).
Aluminum toxicity can lead to very serious mental handicaps by 18 months of age.
Kidneys normally eliminate 85% of aluminum primarily taken up from food consumption over a two week period (8). Infants have reduced renal function until the child matures to 1 or 2 years of age (9, 10). This reduced kidney function allows for the buildup of aluminum in the body.
Aluminum found in vaccines is taken up differently and requires a different and slower route of detoxification. A year after injection, aluminum from a vaccine is detected in faraway organs including the spleen and brain (17).
Chelation therapy uses a mineral bond to bind with aluminum and other metals for removal from the body. Essential chelators that aid in aluminum detoxification can be found in a healthy diet.
Glutathione and sulfur compounds found in cruciferous vegetables are potent attractants for toxic metals. Fibers found in fruits and flaxseeds as well as citrus pectin are natural detox aids. Cilantro has medicinal effects on the kidneys and increases the excretion of heavy metals from the body. (28)
Silica Binds to Aluminum:
Silica richness is defined as 30 ppm or greater. Drinking just 1L of silica-rich mineral water daily meets this criteria and has been shown to increase aluminum excretion in urine.
A 2008 15 year follow-up study showed that drinking silicon-rich water like FIJI water reduced the concentration of aluminum in the body. Researchers also found that intake of silica in high concentrations reduced the risk of cognitive decline including the risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. (29)
Given this research, it is reasonable to suggest that silicon therapy may help treat symptoms associated with behavioral disorders including autism.
Safety Concerns and Outrage
The CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other leading pro-vaccine groups use scare tactics and make false claims in an effort to force 100% vaccination compliance.
Courageous scientists, investigative journalists and everyday citizens are taking the lead demanding safety testing, removal of toxins from vaccines and the protection or rights given to parents to make decisions on their child’s behalf.
The Science Is Not Settled:
By speaking out against vaccines, they (other scientists and doctors) have laid their necks “on the guillotine”. This analogy was expressed by Dr. Exley in an interview discussing the effects of aluminum on brain tissue (30).
Scientists Dr. Romain Gherardi and Dr. Josette Cadusseau called this adjuvant “insidiously unsafe” (17).
A 2008 Nobel Prize winner and prestigious virologist, Dr. Luc Montagnier, vehemently opposed a proposed French mandatory vaccination law in 2017. He warned the French parliament that a vote in favor of the law is a vote against the best interest of a children’s health. (18)
A persistent, “insidiously unsafe” neurotoxin. You can answer the question: is aluminum in vaccines safe?
I think you should decide if the possible benefits from a vaccine are greater than the risks. Keep up to date with new and emerging evidence linking vaccine injury to aluminum toxicity at Vaccine Papers and learn what vaccine legislation is happening near you by visiting Vaxopedia. (19, 20)
For much more info on Aluminum in Vaccines read this excellent research article here.