FACT CHECK: Some flu vaccines still contain Thimerosal (mercury), a “potent neurotoxin”
It is a common misbelief that thimerosal, a mercury-based vaccine ingredient, has been completely phased out of all vaccines. The truth is that thimerosal is still found in some influenza vaccines, including those administered specifically to pregnant women, infants and children.
Despite hundreds of studies showing that thimerosal is extremely harmful to humans, various other multi-dose vial vaccines – meaning those that are drawn individually in needles on-site from a larger bulk batch – also contain thimerosal in amounts of up to 20 micrograms (mcg).
“The CDC created the illusion that they were removing thimerosal from vaccines between 2001 and 2003 through the voluntary phase-out of its use as a preservative in the HepB, HiB and DTaP vaccines,” warns Brian Hooker, chief scientific officer at Children’s Health Defense, about the sleight-of-hand pulled off by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“However, it was reintroduced into the prenatal/infant/child vaccination schedule via the flu shot at the same time. In 2004, the CDC indicated that the mercury-containing flu shot could be given during any trimester of pregnancy, meaning that the developing embryo / fetus could be exposed to 25 micrograms of mercury.”
(Related: Back in 2013, the United Nations did consider passing a new treaty to outlaw the use of Thimerosal and other mercury ingredients in vaccines.)
If mercury is verified to be destructive to humans, why is it still allowed in “medicine?”
Developed back in the 1930s as a vaccine preservative, thimerosal contains about 50 percent mercury by weight and produces what is known as ethylmercury as a metabolite. Ethylmercury is then changed to inorganic mercury once inside the body, where it then proceeds to accumulate primarily in the brain and kidneys.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) admits that mercury is extremely toxic. Exposure to it can harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs and immune system. And yet, U.S. health agencies like the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continue to allow its use in some vaccines.
“When it comes to different forms of mercury, organic mercury is more toxic than inorganic mercury – which is mercury combined with other elements,” notes Megan Redshaw, writing for The Epoch Times.
According to Hooker, who also holds a doctorate in biochemical engineering, mercury in all its forms is “a potent neurotoxin and will destroy neurons (via demyelination) on contact.”
Methylmercury, which primarily exists in contaminated fish and in mercury vapors, is considered to be one of the most toxic non-radioactive substances known to man. And studies show that ethylmercury is basically just as toxic, despite claims by the establishment to the contrary.
“Methylmercury and ethylmercury are the most prevalent forms of exposure for fetuses, newborns, young children and pregnant and breastfeeding mothers,” Redshaw further warns.
Before thimerosal was removed from most vaccines on the CDC schedule, it used to be included in more than 30 different FDA-approved injections. When that was the case, the average child who received the injection schedule also took in at least 200 mcg of ethylmercury during his first six months of life – ouch!
The CDC falsely claims that the “body eliminates thimerosal easily” and that it “does not stay in the body for a long time.” The federal agency also insists that thimerosal has a record of being “very safe,” even though more than 75 years’ worth of scientific research and independent studies show the opposite to be true.
“Mercury is the second most toxic naturally occurring element on the planet,” Hooker says. “It is preposterous to include it as an additive in any vaccine.”
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