I pointed out a number of problems with doing so, which I assumed were common knowledge, that proved at the very least that mercury containing vaccines were not desirable and I will list some of those here for those of you who watched the meeting on TV and wanted references to my points.
As I want every parent and individual to have the informed consent that I was not given in vaccinating my child, I will also list several other references.
I am compiling this tonight and will add as I go, so check back this weekend for the full list.
First, a reminder of what mercury does in the brain:
CDC's toxicology division, ATSDR, says that this is what mercury can do to children:
How does mercury affect children?
And they have set up a new web site to warn children of the dangers of mercury complete with scary video:
Don't Mess With Mercury
A reminder of the damage that mercury does in the body:
Mercury impairs the immune system at a tiny fraction of the dose that is in vaccines:
Uncoupling of ATP-mediated Calcium Signaling and Dysregulated IL-6 Secretion in Dendritic Cells by Nanomolar Thimerosal
The type of mercury in vaccines becomes trapped in the brain at higher rates than ingested mercury from fish:
Comparison of Blood and Brain Mercury Levels in Infant Monkeys Exposed to Methylmercury or Vaccines Containing Thimerosal
It causes neuro-inflammation (ie, rapid brain growth) by activating "glial" cells in the brain:
Increases in the number of reactive glia in the visual cortex of Macaca fascicularis following subclinical long-term methyl mercury exposure.
It impairs methylation, a biological process that creates the compound gluthatione, that allows the body to process out toxic substances:
Activation of Methionine Synthase by Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 and Dopamine: a Target for Neurodevelopmental Toxins and Thimerosal
Thimerosal, at a fraction of the dose found in vaccines, causes motochondrial damage so severe, that it causes the cell actually self-destruct:
Thimerosal induces neuronal cell apoptosis by causing cytochrome c and apoptosis-inducing factor release from mitochondria.
Mitochondrial mediated thimerosal-induced apoptosis in a human neuroblastoma cell line (SK-N-SH).
And mercury leads to heart disease:
Mercury Activates Vascular Endothelial Cell Phospholipase D through Thiols and Oxidative Stress
( More studies on the damage that vaccination and their components are known to do)
CDC reports that approximately 100 children die of the flu every year.
It was reported by the panel that 40-50 children die of flu per year, and that the 86 that have died from H1N1 this far had vastly exceeded that number. I told the panel that my understanding was that the number was 100 per year, and that we had not yet exceeded that. I had gotten that number from this CDC video that was posted a year ago on their You Tube Channel (50 seconds in Dr. Jeanne Santoli states that about 100 children die of influenza every year).
They have either doubled the real number, or cut it in half, presumably to encourage vaccination.
So my question is... was CDC inflating the number of children who die per year from the flu last year to scare parents into getting the seasonal flu vaccine OR are they deflating number of children who die per year from the flu this year to scare parents into getting the H1N1 vaccine?
Thimerosal Containing Vaccines are legally classified as Hazardous Materials
Because of the mercury content in these vaccines, they cannot be thrown away, or even disposed of according to medical waste guidelines. To do so would be illegal.
They must be disposed of according to HazMat rules. From the Wisconsin guidelines:
Some vaccines are preserved with 1:10,000 or 0.01 percent Thimerosal (see the vaccines in the table titled "Thimerosal Content in Some U.S. Licensed Vaccines" at www.vaccinesafety.edu/thi-table.htm that have .01% in the Thimerosal Concentration column). Thimerosal contains about 50 percent mercury by weight. Vaccines with 1:10,000 or 0.01 percent Thimerosal have about 50 mg/L mercury, which exceeds the 0.2 mg/L hazardous waste toxicity characteristic regulatory level for mercury. According to state and federal hazardous waste management requirements, discarded Thimerosal-preserved vaccines may need to be managed as hazardous waste, using the waste code D009 (mercury).
A (just in case) correction on my statement on mercury concentrations in vaccines. I may have said "parts per million" when I meant "parts per billion", but I can't remember.
None the less, the mercury concentration in the H1N1 and seasonal flu shots is exponentially larger than what is considered hazmat material. A comparison of mercury concentrations from Pediatrics:
0.5 parts per billion (ppb) mercury = Kills human neuroblastoma cells (Parran et al., Toxicol Sci 2005; 86: 132-140).
EPA says you must weigh 550 lbs. to safely process the mercury in a flu vaccine
Thimerosal containing flu shots have 25 mcg of mercury in them.
EPA daily limits on mercury intake are .1 mcg per kilogram of weight. 1 kilo = 2.20462262 pounds My 55 pound 7 year old therefore weighs 25 kelograms.
25 x .1 = 2.5
The EPA says that my son should receive no more than 2.5 mcg of mercury in a day. The vaccine he will be offered at school contains ten times that amount.
I weigh 255 lbs or 116 kelos. 116 x .1 = 11.6
The vaccine is still more than twice what a big girl like me should be exposed to.
Further these EPA standards are based on ingested methyl mercury, the kind found in fish, (only about a tenth of which is absorbed through the GI tract into the blood stream). We have already seen from the Burbacher study above, that injected thimerosal becomes trapped in the brain at a much higher rate than ingested mercury. So the EPA standards I am using are probably should be upped by ten fold when being applied to vaccination.
EPA/FDA/CDC will not set safety limits for injected methyl mercury, despite the demand from parents for them to do so for many years.
No one has died from mercury
One of the panelists, a physician, suggested that no one has died from mercury in vaccines. This is a disingenuous statement as vaccine deaths are attributed to the vaccine as a whole, not to the components of the vaccine. And of course Death is a known outcome of vaccination and is covered under the HHS Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
And yes... peoplehavediedfrommercury.
Government agencies and states are trying to eliminate mercury in daily life, but it is still in vaccines.
Bills and laws limiting and eliminating mercury are ubiquitous now. It is the height of cognitive dissonance to say that mercury should be eliminated from the environment, but injected into babies as young as 6 months.
And all this is true BEFORE you even begin the discussion on whether or not mercury containing vaccines can cause autism. Note that this paragraph is the first time the word "autism" is even appears in this piece. And the last.
There is a saying in our community....
Giving Mercury to Children on Purpose is Stupid