Is There Too Much Aluminum in Vaccines?
In the medical world there are arguments on both sides of the fence - some researchers and doctors say the aluminum in vaccines harmless, while others warn of frightening toxic effects of high aluminum as it accumulates in tissues, especially the brain.
Why is Aluminum in Vaccines?
The problem is, the bits-and-pieces version of a dead bug is not always that interesting to the immune system. If it’s introduced all by itself, the immune system might not even bother making an immune response. That’s where aluminum comes in - the immune system finds aluminum very annoying. Vaccine manufacturers combine the pathogen parts with aluminum, and so the immune system is more likely to see the virus or bacteria bits as a problem, too. In a way, it’s guilt by association.
In other words, it would be great if we could just make these vaccines in an aluminum-free version, but unfortunately the aluminum is in there because they just wouldn’t work without it.
The other unfortunate issue is that because aluminum is so annoying to the immune system, when it starts to build up in the body’s tissues (especially the brain), it can still fire up the immune system, months or even years after the vaccine was given.
Why Might Aluminum Be a Problem?
Aluminum is a known neurotoxin, meaning it damages brain cells and can cause a long list of neurological issues, such as autoimmune brain inflammation and seizures. High aluminum is also consistently found in the brains of children with autism and is associated with impaired social skills in animal models.
Aluminum is also associated with other types of autoimmune diseases, including an emerging disease called autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA).
Do All Vaccines Have Aluminum?
How Much Aluminum is Safe?
So I’m sure many of you are now looking back at that chart above. A 16mcg limit for a newborn, and we’re giving them a shot that has 250mcg on their first day of life?
This just gets compounded when you think about how much aluminum kids will be exposed to over time if they are following the CDC schedule. Depending on the brands their pediatrician chooses, a fully vaccinated baby will be injected with 3,020-4,875 mcg of aluminum by the time they are a year and a half old.
Many people, myself included, feel very uncomfortable about the potential risks this may pose for kids and their development.
Are There Ways to Reduce Aluminum Absorption or Increase Detox?
I’m always happy to set up appointments (either remote or in person) to discuss all of the ins-and-outs of vaccination options. As a parent of a small child I understand how complicated all of these decisions can be! If you’d like to schedule an appointment, just call 248-397-4664, or click here to make an appointment online.