An article about a new study showing a correlation between Hep. B vaccine in new borns with elevated risk of Autism prompted me to do some research on the amount of aluminum in this vaccine. I was HORRIFIED! Read the article here.
The study most strongly implicated Energix brand with the elevated risk. According to NIH on the Energix Hepatitis B vacine, "Each 0.5-mL dose contains 10 mcg of hepatitis B surface antigen adsorbed on 0.25 mg aluminum as aluminum hydroxide." according to NIH http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=10573
The conversion = .25mg equals 250 mcg
So that's a one time injection of 250 mcg aluminum in a new born baby. Now let's see what FDA says about aluminum exposure in hospital IVs.
"...FDA recommends that premature babies, and anyone with impaired kidney function, receive no more than 10 to 25 mcg of injected aluminum at any one time," according to Dr. Sears in his article "Is Aluminum the New Thimerosal?" http://www.mothering.com/health/aluminum-new-thimerosal
UNBELIEVABLE... Again 250mcg on day one of life in Engerix!
Also, according to Dr. Sears, “...The second document discusses aluminum content in IV feeding solutions, or Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) solutions. The FDA requires these solutions to contain no more than 25 mcg of aluminum per liter of solution. A typical adult in the hospital would get around 1 liter of TPN each day, thus about 25 mcg of aluminum.”
Again 250mcg on day one in Engerix vs a limit of 25mcg/liter in an IV solution for an adult! WHAT!!? How the hell does FDA justify this?
I didn’t even quote the study findings from Dr Sears article regarding nervous system damage caused by aluminum toxicity. If you haven’t read this article I highly recommend it. Here
There are no studies evaluating the safety of aluminum in vaccines.
The 16 studies the government always references, that supposedly prove vaccine don't cause autism, are all based on either one vaccine (MMR) or one ingredient (Thimersal/Mercury). These studies are all epidemiological and many, including Dr. Bernadine Healy, former Dir of NIH, say epidemiology will not find subsets of susceptible population. Here
So with regard to thimerosal (mercury), which was formerly in the Hep B vaccine at levels far exceeding EPA standards for one day exposure, Hep B contained an excessive amount (according to EPA standards) prior to sometime after 2002 (we don't know when stockpiles of thimerosal containing vaccine ran out.) Would this study not also potentially implicate thimerosal or the use of thimerosal with aluminum simultaneously?
Note: There are implications that Hep B vaccine may cause (autoimmune) Rheumatoid Arthiritis in a subset of the population
WHO - http://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/topics/hepatitisb/rheumatoid_arthritis/Dec_2007/en/index.html
Oxford Journals, Rhematology - http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/38/10/978