Lourdes Salvador's Column
...Co-founder of MCS America discusses the latest Multiple Chemical Sensitivity issues.
Lourdes Salvador volunteers as a writer and social advocate for the recognition of multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). She was a passionate advocate for the homeless and worked with her local governor to provide services to the homeless through a new approach she created to end homelessness. That passion soon turned to advocacy and activism for people with MCS and the medical professionals who serve them. She co-founded MCS Awareness in 2005 and went on to found MCS America in 2006. She serves as a partner for Environmental Education Week, a partner for the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), and a supporter for the American Cancer Society: Campaign for Smokefree Air.
Vaccine Adjuvant Linked to Autism and Cellular Damage
by Lourdes Salvador
Mercury has known neurotoxic properties, yet it was routinely used in a wide range of medical products and procedures for over 70 years, including childhood vaccinations.
Thimerosal, a vaccine preservative, is an ethyl mercury compound known as ethylmercurithiosalicylic acid. Thimerosal was routinely administered to children in amounts greater than those which the EPA considers safe for a full weight adult. With the advent of multiple vaccines being given in one day, this unsafe amount of mercury was further multiplied by the number of vaccines received.
Parents have reported seizures, brain inflammation, high-pitched screaming, sudden infant death, paralysis, fever, autism, autoimmune diseases, and other adverse reactions which occur immediately following vaccination. While a temporary fever may not be a concern, brain inflammation, autism, paralysis, and sudden death are life changing.
The medical community and politicians have continued to push vaccination as the best known way to prevent disease. Objections have been met with dismissal and claims that “there is no proof of any relationship”, yet there is also refusal to perform truly unbiased double blind studies of vaccinated and unvaccinated populations.
Some parents believe vaccination is the biggest threat to the health of our children today. It is true that autism, asthma, and attention deficit disorders were rarely heard of 20 years ago. Now, they are so commonplace that nearly everyone knows a child with one of these diseases.
Looming in front of us now is the new H1N1 vaccine, an untested vaccine which is poised to be pushed onto children first and, historically, caused hundreds of cases of Guillain-Barré Syndrome during the 1976 Swine flu outbreak. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is screaming “unstoppable pandemic”, reality shows that the Swine Flu is no more dangerous than the ordinary flu.
Parents are weighing in the odds and denying vaccination looks pretty good to many of them.
One the one hand, chances could be taken with the Swine Flu. Typically, symptoms are mild and recovery is full. Death is rare and is usually not directly related to the Swine Flu virus. There is little chance of any lifelong impact with just a week of flu misery.
While on the other hand, vaccination is unproven, risky, and becoming a more and more questionable practice as people increasingly blame vaccines for outbreaks of new autoimmune and neurological diseases. These diseases were all but unheard of just 25 years ago at a time when vaccinations numbered a mere fraction of what children receive today.
Why are parents concerns dismissed? Why won’t the government fund truly unbiased double blind studies of vaccinated and unvaccinated populations? Does cellular damage occur as a result of vaccination? A new study published in Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry says that, yes, as far as thimerosal is concerned, it does!
Geier and colleagues found that thimerosal induced mitochondrial dysfunction, impaired oxidative-reduction activity, degeneration, and death in human neuronal and fetal cells.
“Thimerosal-induced cytoxicity is similar to that observed in autistic disorders,” says Geier, “Thimerosal was found to be significantly more toxic than the other metal compounds examined.”
Parents do have pause for concern when it comes to vaccination. Given any choice, some will be forgoing the Swine Flu vaccination, which contains a new adjuvant, squalene (MF59) that causes a long-lasting massive immunity response and could lead to autoimmune disorders. This vaccine is little tested and it won’t be tested for effects in combination with other vaccinations children will receive at the same time in preparation for school.
The administration of multiple vaccinations at the same time has also been called into question.
A recent announcement confirms that the makers of the H1N1 vaccine have been granted immunity from law suits. Anyone injured by this experimental vaccine will not be able to sue the manufacturer or administrators of the vaccine. Instead they will have to apply to the federal vaccine injury compensation program. This is also in effect for all childhood vaccinations.
Doctors and vaccine makers are not responsible for injuries and deaths as a result of their vaccine recommendations, which are often forced upon parents and children by lawmakers and doctors alike. If a blanket mass immunization policy is forced upon people who would otherwise not choose to vaccinate, the enforcers should bear responsible for the damage done by these vaccines.
One may wonder how many more lives have to be ruined before the public is heard and concerns are addressed with real science. What is the real agenda of vaccines? Does it go beyond the huge profits of pharmaceutical companies and political campaign contributions ensuring every man, woman, and child is a customer?
Geier, DA, King , PG, Geier, MR. Mitochondrial dysfunction, impaired oxidative-reduction activity, degeneration, and death in human neuronal and fetal cells induced by low-level exposure to thimerosal and other metal compounds. Toxicol & Environ Chem, June 2009, 91:4;735 – 749.
For more articles on this topic, see: MCSA News.
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