[SaneVax: Every new parent makes sure they have the safest car seat, the healthiest baby food, the safest crib, etc… But do you know what ingredients are in your child’s vaccines?]
Baby Safety Month: The CDC’s list of vaccine ingredients includes MSG and more
By Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti
It is Baby Safety Month. Do you know what the ingredients are in the vaccines that you may choose to give to your baby? Chemicals used in the production of vaccines include a suspending fluid (sterile water, saline, or fluids containing protein); preservatives and stabilizers (albumin, phenols, and glycine, for example).
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control’s vaccine additives page found here: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/additives.htm, all the following ingredients are used as vaccine additives:
- Aluminum – Aluminum gels or salts of aluminum which are added as adjuvants
- Egg protein– Found in influenza and yellow fever vaccines, which are prepared using chicken eggs. If you or your baby are unable to eat eggs or egg products safely you should not receive these vaccines.
- Formaldehyde – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services openly admits that formaldehyde causes cancer on the National Toxicology Program website, featuring its 12th Report on Carcinogens. There, the formaldehyde Fact Sheet fails to mention formaldehyde in vaccines. It does state, however, that “…formaldehyde causes myeloid leukemia, and rare cancers including sinonasal and nasopharyngeal cancer.”
- Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and 2-phenoxy-ethanol
- Thimerosal – A mercury-containing preservative that is added to vials of vaccine that contain more than one dose