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Vaccines: Are They Safe? Maybe Not Say ResearchersVaccines: Are They Safe - Maybe Not Say Researchers
by Lourdes Salvador
Nothing raises more conflict among parents, doctors, researchers, and drug companies than the safety and efficacy of vaccines.
Said to prevent illness and save lives, vaccines have also been implicated in causing illness and death.
A recent study published in Current Medicinal Chemistry examined the safety of aluminum vaccine adjuvants.
Tomljenovic, lead researcher says, “Aluminum is an experimentally demonstrated neurotoxin and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant. Despite almost 90 years of widespread use of aluminum adjuvants, medical science's understanding about their mechanisms of action is still remarkably poor. There is also a concerning scarcity of data on toxicology and pharmacokinetics of these compounds.”
Despite this, aluminum is widely believed to be safe as an additive in vaccines. Though Tomljenovic says, “Experimental research, however, clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. In particular, aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences.”
Brain and cellular inflammation has been found in multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, sudden infant death, various neurological disorders, and many other devastating, disabling diseases that suddenly appear shortly after receiving a vaccination.
We are told “vaccines are safe” and “the benefits outweigh the risks”. A growing number of people feel this touting of vaccines is nothing more than propaganda.
Tomljenovic and colleagues assert, “In our opinion, the possibility that vaccine benefits may have been overrated and the risk of potential adverse effects underestimated, has not been rigorously evaluated in the medical and scientific community.”
They hope that their research paper will provide a framework for a much needed and long overdue assessment of this highly contentious medical issue.
Another study implicates vaccines in chronic fatigue syndrome in a condition the researchers call ASIA (autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants). Adjuvants are vaccine additives such as aluminum, which are purported to cause the immune system to respond better to the vaccine.
Erring on the side of caution may include forgoing some or all vaccines and instead focusing on strengthening the immune system and overall health.
Hemda Rosenblum, MD, Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD, FRCP, Howard Amital, MD, MHA. The Common Immunogenic Etiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: From Infections to Vaccines via Adjuvants to the ASIA Syndrome. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America. 12 September 2011.
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