Examining Increases in Aluminum Adjuvant Exposure

Though aluminum is scientifically proven to be detrimental to human health, aluminum’s toxicity has largely been understated or outright ignored, even by agencies tasked with protecting the public’s health. These organizations, like the CDC and FDA, are well-aware of research published on the toxic properties of aluminum; yet, aluminum adjuvants are not only present in many vaccines, but are increasing in concentration.

The latest release of the Gardasil HPV vaccine, Gardasil 9, is one example of increasing quantities of aluminum adjuvants. Gardasil 9, which has been engineered to protect against 9 different types of HPV, now contains more than twice the amount of aluminum adjuvant as Gardasil’s original version. Even Gardasil manufacturer Merck’s own study of its original version revealed alarming statistics about serious adverse effects of the vaccine, including disabilities and precancerous lesions, while independent research has identified more than 22,000 adverse effects associated with the Gardasil vaccine. Gardasil 9 contains 500 mg of aluminum adjuvant, while Gardasil contains just 225 mg; considering Gardasil 9 is administered in 3 doses over the course of 3 years, this means that recipients will intramuscularly receive 1500 mg of aluminum throughout their Gardasil 9 administration.

Gardasil 9 was also approved by the FDA without a review from the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, a committee specifically tasked with assessing potential risk factors of vaccines that are up for FDA approval. In its letter of explanation, the FDA stated that Gardasil 9 did not present the type of controversy or concern that would merit a review from the VRBPAC. However, it’s only up to the VRBPAC itself to determine if any concerns exist. Forbes has already reported that a study of Gardasil 9 involving 13,000 recipients resulted in 305 reports of serious adverse effects.

Research supported by the Children’s Safety Medical Research Institute has also revealed that the Gardasil vaccine is 2.5 times more likely to cause a serious adverse effect than cervical cancer, the threat Gardasil is intended to protect against.

Aluminum adjuvants remain present in a wide range of routinely administered vaccines, including tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis, and pertussis vaccines; because no official threshold has been established for safe quantities of aluminum exposure, no plans are in the works to reduce these current concentrations of aluminum adjuvants.  As researcher Christopher Exley points out in his paper, “Human Exposure to Aluminum,” in 1950 Americans were exposed to approximately 1 mg of aluminum per day. By 2050, it’s projected that our level of daily exposure will increase to 100 mg.

Direct links have also recently been demonstrated between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease, a neurological disease which, like autism, has been rapidly increasing in recent decades. In 2010 there were 500,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s, and this number is increasing each year. By 2050, it’s expected there will be 1 million new cases of Alzheimer’s each year. While some cases of Alzheimer’s result from genetic dispositions, its rapidly increasing rates are best explained by exposures to toxic environmental elements, like aluminum, which we are exposed to in increasing amounts and via more diverse avenues.

Unfortunately, there’s little question that our exposure to aluminum is increasing, and that little is being done to reduce it. It seems it will be up to researchers and a conscientious public to begin to change views about this highly toxic element.



Three Women Suffer from Primary Ovarian Failure Following HPV Vaccination

Funded CMSRI researchers conducted a study, after three women developed secondary amenorrhea and primary ovarian failure following HPV vaccinations. Lucija Tomljenovic and Yehuda Shoenfeld found links to the development of their conditions and the adjuvants found in HPV vaccinations.

The researchers partnered with Serena Colafrancesco and Carlo Perricone to fully investigate the issue. All three women suffered from secondary amenorrhea, which is the absence of a menstrual cycle.

Their problem was not resolved using hormone replacement therapies. The researchers found auto-immune antibodies in two of the patients, anti-ovarian and anti-thyroid respectively, suggesting that the HPV vaccine triggered an autoimmune response. However, all three patients experienced common post-vaccination symptoms including:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Arthralgia
  • A range of cognitive and psychiatric disturbances

The researchers concluded that evidence of adjuvants in the HPV vaccine could trigger a life-disabling autoimmune condition, as they saw with the amenorrhea.

In recent news, a new syndrome, called autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA), or Shoenfeld’s syndrome, has been making its way into the medical field.

ASIA involves immune-mediated conditions that appear following a chronic stimulation of the immune system, by agents with adjuvant characteristics.

The post-vaccination autoimmune responses are a major concern regarding ASIA. HPV vaccines and others are known for their use of aluminum adjuvants, which are neurotoxins. These adjuvants are creating correlations between adverse reactions, as these cases suggest. Two of the patients who were studied were sisters who both developed primary ovarian failure. The sisters, 13 years old and 14 years old, received three HPV vaccinations with worsening side effects, including irregular periods, thereafter, resulting in a total absence of their menstrual cycles.

The third woman began the administration of the HPV vaccine at the age of 21 and developed irregular menstrual cycles. The patient underwent therapy, but by the age of 23, she suffered from amenorrhea and Medroxy-progesterone. Estradiol therapy was attempted but it did not improve her clinical condition.

Tomljenovic and Shoenfeld ruled out all other possible causes for the three patients diagnosed with primary ovarian failure (POF). They concluded that the HPV vaccination was the root of the adverse reactions because the patients were all clinically healthy before they were vaccinated.

Among the startling statistics regarding POF, it only affects one percent of women under 40 years old and 0.01 percent of women under the age of 20. It is an important cause of infertility and psychological stress. The results can have significant consequences for these women’s future health and their prospects of motherhood. The origins of POF have been widely debated and the evidence found in this case strongly supports its association with toxic adjuvants entering the body and negatively manipulating autoimmune responses.

Are You Getting All The Information From The Doctor?

When a patient visits a doctor, they will be informed of risks and side effects regarding medications and surgery. Consent from the patient is required in order to receive any type of treatment or medication; however, when it comes to vaccinations, doctors do not tell all – simply because they do not know all the risks associated with vaccines and are not required to tell patients.

In the United States, there are no governmental requirements for informed consent for vaccination. This raises a red flag in terms of information because a mass-marketed vaccination like the HPV vaccine has insufficient data and research on how it can affect the body – leaving many patients in the dark.

Funded researchers of Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute have drawn the line of this ethical dilemma through studies conducted by Lucija Tomljenovic and Christopher Shaw. HPV vaccinations are often promoted by the world’s leading medical authorities, saying the HPV vaccines are an important cervical cancer prevention tool, yet clinical trials show no evidence that HPV vaccination can protect against cervical cancer.

In other parts of the globe, patients receive more information than their American counterparts but this poses the question – do those doctors fully understand the risks? In the United Kingdom, guidelines pertaining to vaccination practices state that patients must be given adequate information on which to base their decision on whether to accept or refuse a vaccine. What’s alarming is the lack of sufficient scientific research.

As HPV vaccines are claimed to prevent cervical cancer – it still remains unproven. The death rate of cervical cancer stands at 1.7 out of 100,000 according to the World Health Organization. But, the rate of serious adverse reactions to the HPV vaccine stands at 4.3 out of 100,000. A serious adverse reaction would include deaths, hospitalizations or permanent alterations in health status. In theory, the HPV vaccine is causing 2.5 times more SAE’s than deaths from cervical cancer. Is the risk worth an unproven benefit? Since the vaccine does not eliminate the need for Pap smears due to the possibility that other strains might cause HPV infections, there is certainly no cost benefit to HPV vaccines.

Cervical cancer is preventable by Pap smears and Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP), which have been proven to be safe and effective. But, how can HPV vaccines be justified without sufficient data?

Tomlijenovic and Shaw pointed out the safety assessment of the HPV vaccine clinical trials. Merck, a pharmaceutical company with the branded vaccine Gardasil, conducted clinical trials that used an aluminum-containing placebo and their product that also contains aluminum adjuvants. The trials showed that a large portion of the adverse reactions from the HPV vaccine were due to the effect of the aluminum adjuvants – a neurotoxin.

Contrary to claims that cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, existing data shows that this only applies to developing countries. With this in mind, HPV vaccines are the most expensive vaccines on the market, making it unlikely that those developing countries would ever benefit from them.

Vaccines: Showing Signs of Problems in People and Animals

The mission at Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute has always been specifically geared to address emerging health threats, including those posed by vaccines. The biological and genetic reactivity of vaccine additives like mercury preservatives, aluminum adjuvants and other toxic agents can have negative affects when administered to children; now there may be some relating evidence with animals and vaccinations.

Drawing on stronger evidence that vaccines induce adverse reactions, injections given to both people and animals are showing signs of negative health effects.

Just like humans, household pets are usually recommended to be vaccinated for various diseases, but could these injections be damaging to their overall health? Over $28 billion were spent by pet owners just on veterinary bills in one year, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). In relation to this data, the AVMA found that 84 percent of dog owners had their dogs vaccinated that same year.

A Colorado-based veterinarian, Dr. Brad Hines, believes vets do over-vaccinate for some diseases. While caring for a dog diagnosed with immune mediated hemolytic anemia, otherwise known as IMHA, he says vaccinations play a role in the development of the disease, but the hard part is proving the association. IMHA causes an animal’s immune system to attack red blood cells, and the odds of surviving the disease are dismal.

In an article by Dr. Wendy Brooks, she says that IMHA has no apparent cause, but in some cases, something triggers the reactions. Drugs most commonly implicated include penicillins, trimethoprim-sulfa, and methimazole; these drugs could induce a reaction that will stimulate the immune system in seeking out proteins that resemble the drug, ultimately attacking the red blood cells. Without adequate controlled research, the causal factors cannot be precisely determined.

Hines does support the use of vaccinations, however, making clear not to over-vaccinate.

A veterinarian based in California, Dr. W.Jean Dodds, has spent years researching animal vaccinations and says there is a close association with vaccinations and certain illnesses. In an article written by Dodds, titled “Changing Vaccine Protocol,” she points out research findings showing that 38 dogs for every 10,000 were adversely affected by vaccines. She also reveals that certain factors raise a dog’s risk of negative reactions, including multiple vaccines given at the same time with increased risks for small breeds.

Dodds says the dosage amounts of vaccines given to small dogs and large dogs should be different because of the diverse proportions of breeds. She notes that other countries use smaller dosages which work just as well, if not better for the animal.

Another safety consideration promoted by veterinarians for pet health that pediatricians have not heeded is the removal of the mercury based preservative, Thimerosal, from pet vaccines. Thimerosal is still contained in most flu shots, which are recommended during pregnancy, at 6 months of age, and every year throughout life. The decision to remove mercury from pet vaccines was made 10 years before the recommendation was made by the American Academy of Pediatrics to remove mercury from most, but not all pediatric vaccines.

However, Dr. Jeff Fankhauser of the Colorado Veterinarian Medicine Association says the risks of vaccinating animals are small compared to the consequences of not vaccinating them, adding that vaccines are essential to keep pets healthy. No scientific evidence was provided for this assertion, but this belief is shared by many veterinarians. Like Fankhauser, many medical doctors are still standing by the recommended vaccine schedule for children as well, but the trends of vaccination are changing as parents learn more about vaccines.

Other animals are displaying adverse effects from vaccines other than just the common household pet.

A relatively new post-vaccine syndrome called Autoimmune Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants, also known as ASIA, is being found in commercialized sheep. This syndrome has developed from vaccine ingredients that trigger disease. The sheep that were injected showed symptoms of extreme cachexia, poor wool coat, redness of the skin, atrophy of muscular masses and generalized weakness.

Horses are one of the most heavily and frequently vaccinated domesticated animals and can suffer from adverse reactions. Health issues in horses linked to adverse vaccine reactions have included fever and nasal discharge, temporary blindness, muscle weakness and laminitis just to name a few.

Evidence and supporting research outlining adverse reactions to vaccines continues to be collected and is showing similar data between people and animals.

Research on mice, rats and primates administered age and weight adjusted vaccines or vaccine ingredients have revealed significant neurological, cognitive, social, motor and immune system impairments compared to saline control groups. The loss of motor neurons and other brain abnormalities have been observed. Many of these deficits resemble features of autism, autoimmune diseases, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities and chronic illnesses that have affected increasing numbers of children over the past three decades. No evidence has emerged that unvaccinated or undomesticated animals are suffering similar adverse health effects.