Yep. If you thought Ecowatch was bad in terms of the GMO stuff, you ain’t seen NOTHING yet!
Apparently all one needs to get published here . . . is a pen and a theory.
Uncovered documents show that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) knew that infant vaccines were exposing American children to mercury far in excess of all federal safety guidelines since 1999. The documents, created by a FDA consulting toxicologist, show how federal regulators concealed the dangerous impacts and lied to the public.
I can’t wait to see this.
In 1997, Congress passed the FDA Modernization Act. A provision of that statute required the FDA to “compile a list of drugs that contain intentionally introduced mercury compounds, and provide a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the mercury compounds on the list.” In response, manufacturers reported the use of the mercury-based preservative, thimerosal, in more than 30 licensed vaccines.
I once looked into thiomersal for myself . Short answer . . . no problem.
FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) was responsible for adding up the cumulative exposure to mercury from infant vaccines, a simple calculation that, astonishingly, had never been performed by either the FDA or the CDC. When the agency finally performed that basic calculation, the regulators realized that a six month-old infant who received thimerosal-preserved vaccines following the recommended CDC vaccine schedule would have received a jaw dropping 187.5 micrograms of mercury.
Instead of immediately ordering the removal of thimerosal, FDA officials circled the wagons treating the public health emergency as a public relations problem.Peter Patriarca, then director of the FDA Division of Viral Products, warned his fellow bureaucrats that hasty removal of thimerosal from vaccines would:
” … raise questions about FDA being ‘asleep at the switch’ for decades by allowing a potentially hazardous compound to remain in many childhood vaccines, and not forcing manufacturers to exclude it from new products. It will also raise questions about various advisory bodies regarding aggressive recommendations for use. We must keep in mind that the dose of ethylmercury was not generated by “rocket science.” Conversion of the percentage thimerosal to actual micrograms of mercury involves ninth grade algebra. What took the FDA so long to do the calculations? Why didn’t CDC and the advisory bodies do these calculations when they rapidly expanded the childhood immunization schedule?”
187.5 micrograms does sound like a lot, indeed. Will someone PLEASE think of the children!
First off, keep away the tuna.
*An average 5-ounce serving (1 can) of light tuna contains 18.11 micrograms of mercury.
*An average 5-ounce serving (1 can) of albacore tuna contains 49.53 micrograms of mercury.
*An average 5-ounce serving of tuna steak or tuna sushi could contain up to 97.49 micrograms.
And secondly, there is this:
Thimerosal has been removed from or reduced to trace amounts in all vaccines routinely recommended for children 6 years of age and younger, with the exception of inactivated influenza vaccine (see Table 1). A preservative-free version of the inactivated influenza vaccine (contains trace amounts of thimerosal) is available in limited supply at this time for use in infants, children and pregnant women. Some vaccines such as Td, which is indicated for older children (≥ 7 years of age) and adults, are also now available in formulations that are free of thimerosal or contain only trace amounts. Vaccines with trace amounts of thimerosal contain 1 microgram or less of mercury per dose.
It should be noted that thiomersal is/was in these vaccines as a preservative to help prevent contamination (particularly in multi-dose vials). This became necessary after children died.
/In January 1928, in the early stages of an immunization campaign against diphtheria, Dr. Ewing George Thomson, Medical Officer of Health of Bundaberg, began the injection of children with toxin-antitoxin mixture. The material was taken from an India-rubber-capped bottle containing 10 mL of TAM. On the 17th, 20th, 21, and 24th January, Dr. Thomson injected subcutaneously a total of 21 children without ill effect. On the 27th a further 21 children were injected.Of these children .eleven died on the 28th and one on the 29th. (Wilson 1967)
The investigation concluded with this:
The consideration of all possible evidence concerning the deaths at Bundeberg points to the injection of living staphylococci as the cause of the fatalities.
But most important out of ALL of this, the math and the science.
Thimerosal in concentrations of 0.001% (1 part in 100,000) to 0.01% (1 part in 10,000) has been shown to be effective in clearing a broad spectrum of pathogens. A vaccine containing 0.01% thimerosal as a preservative contains 50 micrograms of thimerosal per 0.5 mL dose or approximately 25 micrograms of mercury per 0.5 mL dose.
These are currant figures. But for the sake of argument, I will assume that the number quoted earlier in the Ecowatch piece (187.5 micrograms) is the historical total. The above shows that there are about 25 micrograms of mercury for every 50 micro grams of thiomersal. Using that calculation (half!), that brings that terrible 187.5 micrograms down to 93.75 (or 94 micrograms, to keep things clean). Which is still quite high, but its equivalent to one tuna steak or 2 cans of albacore.
This is a bit of a false equivalency on my part, because I cant use the Tuna comparison without noting that the mercury contained in tuna and thiomersal are 2 different types. Thiomersal contains ethyl mercury, whereas the type commonly found in tuna (and other types of seafood) is methlmercury. Both have differing toxicity profiles, with ethyl mercury having the shortest half life of the 2.
Generally, though considered harmful to pregnant women and children (due to potential developmental issues), mercury isn’t to terrible. You need to watch your intake and be careful how you handle the stuff (think broken thermometers or florescent lightbulbs). However, vaccination of yourself AND your children (particularly now, when the thiomersal has been almost eliminated) is of little consequence, in terms of mercury consumption.
It vastly pales to the personal and societal risk posed by not being inoculated against all manor of infectious illness. A big reason why I am a fan of mandated vaccination of school aged children. That way they need not suffer even if their parent(s) spend to much time reading anti-vaccination propaganda.
The agency consulted with experts in the field of toxicology to better understand the potential impact of these exposure levels. One consultant was Barry Rumack, MD. Dr. Rumack, at the time, had a private consulting practice, Rumack Consulting, where he offered “toxicologic and pharmacologic evaluation of drugs, biological and potentially toxic or hazardous agents for government and industry.” After creating several scenarios based on infants’ ages and weights, Dr. Rumack modeled blood and body burden levels in 1999.
Excellent. Finally a person to look into. And I have found him.
Surely you can’t be serious.
I had to.
With that obligatory silliness out of the way, back to business. Along with the beloved Leslie Nielson character, I also found one doctor (now deceased) from the metro-Denver area. The right guy, being that the ecowatch piece links to the same LinkedIn profile I found on my own.
That aside, onto his models.
The models predicted sharp peaks of mercury concentrations in both blood and tissue, in a stair-step sequence following each of the new thimerosal-containing vaccines given during the first six months of life. Based on these models, Rumack predicted exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccines was dosing American children with mercury levels far exceeding all three federal safety guidelines established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), FDA, and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). There was no point in time from birth to approximately 16-18 months of age that infants were below the EPA guidelines for allowable mercury exposure. In fact, according to the models, blood and body burden levels of mercury peaked at six months of age at a shockingly high level of 120ng/liter. To put this in perspective, the CDC classifies mercury poisoning as blood levels of mercury greater than 10 ng/L
Considering the minimal amount of thiomersal (let alone mercury) in modern vaccines, my eyebrow is raised by both the numbers and the graphic. The fact that these numbers are measured in different units (nanograms rather than micrograms) also doesn’t help things.
Now, why are we being given information in a unit below that of what we were previously using? Lets do some math.
120ng/L = 0.12 micrograms
10ng/L = 0.01 micrograms
Note this as well:
Defining safe levels of mercury in blood continues to be an active research area. In 2000, the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences determined that a level of 85 micrograms per liter (µg/L) in cord blood was associated with early neurodevelopmental effects. The lower 95% confidence limit of this estimate was 58 µg/L. All blood mercury levels for persons in the Fourth Report were less than 33 µg/L.
From a cdc factsheet.
We have established trickery in data presentation. Always a good start.
After receiving this alarming news from its toxicological consultant, the FDA chose to conceal these acute exposures using a deceptive statistical trick. Instead of honestly reporting the dangerous spikes in pediatric blood levels, FDA’s public documents averaged the exposures over a six month period despite the fact that the exposures only occurred on four days during that six month period: at birth, and at two, four and six months of age.
Ah, you mean the deceptive statistical trick I just caught you engaging in? Change out one dynamic (in this case, a unit of measure), and suddenly people that don’t know any better are horrified.
As for the FDA’s trickery . . . WHAT trickery?! After being injected with a substance, its levels spike. Then they go down to background again (see half life, above). Like most everything else that goes in.
Nice try. Society regressing dipshits.
An analogy would be to compare taking two Tylenol tablets a day for a month to taking 60 Tylenol tablets in one day; the first exposure is acceptable, while the other is lethal.
Then why are there not hundreds of thousands of dead infants being reported in the news, at the hand of vaccines?
TERRIBLE analogy. Even for an anti-vaxxer!
Using this misleading gimmick, regulators were able to report that mercury exposure levels were below FDA and ATSDR guidelines. Even after employing this deception, the levels were still above EPA guidelines which were the most stringent of the three. Numerous toxicologists have reported that the FDA’s calculation, averaging these high bolus dose exposures, was not appropriate.
I think one should first note (again) that mercury is not a single substance. Its 3 different ones. Each with distinct properties.
Also, even if the EPA has these guidelines (I would assume for mercury in the bloodstream), I can’t find them. But I did find some other standards.
Fresh water = 0.77mg/L
Salt Water = 0.94mg\L
Drinking Water =0.02 mg\L
Ground Water = 2mg/L
Bottled Water = 0.02mg/L
Air – No Standard
Fish = 0.3 mg/kg
Being that 0.85mg\L in cord blood is the known benchmark for early neurological affects, the levels causing alarm here (0.12mg/L) are well below that, even if not within all EPA standards.
Additionally disturbing, the FDA assigned a pediatrician with little knowledge of toxicology to oversee its public reporting.When Dr. Leslie Ball was asked why she reported the mercury exposure levels in this deceptive fashion, she responded, “That is what I was told to do.”
And out comes the tinfoil.
Viewing this (assuming I have the correct person), the quote looks very suspect. She looks more than qualified enough to be beyond regurgitating someone else’s false data (unlike a certain eco-publication that shall remain nameless). Thus I suspect an out of context, or flat out fabricated quote.
My answer is on page 114 of this ebook. It seems not a fabrication, but indeed, out of context.
I hate sourcing that book, because even IT is suspect. Albeit hilarious. All the dramatization of the nervous doctors . . . who needs soap operas!
In an e-mail to her superiors at the FDA on July 6, 1999, marked as being highly important and confidential and obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, Dr. Ball asked Norman Baylor, PhD, director of the Office of Vaccines Research Review, “Has the application of these calculations as exposure guidelines received the sign off by toxicologists? In prior discussions, the toxicologists seemed reluctant to state any Hg (mercury) level was ‘safe.'”
In further email discussion between the CDC and FDA regarding the development of a consensus statement on the use of thimerosal in influenza vaccination of pregnant women, William Egan, acting office director of the Office of Vaccine Research and Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the FDA, commented:
“I’m not sure that I would want to argue, for example, that one could take the allowed amount of mercury for a year and administer it as a bolus injection with the same outcomes as having it spaced out evenly over a year; the issue then becomes how much of a bolus can one give at one time without harmful effect, and this data does not exist (or at least I’m not aware of them).”
Despite Egan’s well-reasoned revelations, FDA and CDC regulators went ahead with their dangerously misleading announcement.
With this deceitful calculation in hand, the Public Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics reported to the American public on July 9, 1999:
“There is a significant safety margin incorporated into all the acceptable mercury exposure limits. Furthermore, there are no data or evidence of any harm caused by the level of exposure that some children may have encountered in following the existing immunization schedule. Infants and children who have received thimerosal-containing vaccines do not need to be tested for mercury exposure.”
Seventeen years later, thanks to the FDA’s 1999 sleight of hand, neurotoxic thimerosal, an unnecessary and dangerous vaccine preservative, continues to be injected into pregnant women, infants and children in the U.S. pursuant to the CDC’s recommendations and, in much larger doses, into hundreds of millions of children across the developing world.
When it comes to the emails (and the quotes therein), I am unsure what to make of it. I did some looking, but could not really find much of anything. The article links to 2 photographed paper copies of old emails, but that doesn’t tell me anything. Im sure its not the first time that someone has faked an email for some purpose or another. Even I could do it with the right equipment.
As for the “thiomersal is STILL being injected into us!” allegation, again, nuance is lacking. Saftey concerns AND anti-vaxxer dipshits have driven the thiomersal content in vaccines down a lot. When this started, I am unsure of the levels. Not that it really matters anyway (were doing things better).
Sophocles wrote, “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Ruth Etzel, MD, gave similar advice to her fellow regulators immediately after the FDA toxicologist repeated the monumental error by vaccine safety officials:
“The AAP should be dedicated to promptly providing truthful information about this situation to pediatricians. We must follow three basic rules:
1. Act quickly to inform pediatricians that the products have more mercury than we realized.
2. Be open with consumers about why we didn’t catch this earlier.
3. Show contrition
“As you know, the Public Health Service informed us yesterday that they were planning to conduct business as usual and would probably express no preference for either product. While the Public Health Service may think that their ‘product’ is immunizations, I think their “product” is their recommendations. If the public loses faith in the PHS recommendations, then the immunization battle will falter. To keep faith, we must be open and honest now and move forward quickly to replace these products.”
Ignoring Etzel’s wise advice, the CDC elected to paper over their catastrophic mistake and double down on vaccine mercury. By continuing to allow thimerosal to be used in vaccines, the CDC is causing harm to American pregnant women, their growing babies and to 100 million children all over the planet. And now we have proof that our regulators know exactly what they are doing.
I also have proof that these people knew exactly what they were doing. Unlike you easily paranoid and civilization regressing morons.
When an unvaccinated child gets sick with whooping cough or some other nasty illness that we know how to prevent, it is not an unfortunate event, or par for the course.
It is child abuse.
When a fairly large cohort of a population unable to accept vaccination due to health issues out of their control becomes ill due to a large cohort of anti-vaxxers diluting an areas herd immunity properties, that is negligence.
We have (as usual!) partly our overly Microtargeted digital world to blame for this. Yet another manifestation of what happens when you expose an untrained populace to enormous volumes of information, but don’t warn them that not all of it is legitimate (even if the author is falsely presenting it that way. And this doesn’t even count all the ways in which information can be fiddled with for the purpose of presentation.
That taken into consideration, as in a court of law, ignorance (in my view) only goes so far. The law has stepped in when children have died due to ill health brought on by false alternative medical choices of parents. Why not take a preventative measure in mandatory vaccination?
After all, like laws against (say) drunk driving, were not just talking about the individual, or a family. Were talking EVERYONE.
Particularly our most vulnerable.