By Catherine J. Frompovich
There’s an adage that goes something like this: “Jumping from the frying pan into the fire.” Perhaps that can apply to what’s been happening in vaccine manufacture since the trend is to replace Thimerosal (49.6% mercury) with a ‘safer’ and ‘less toxic’ substitute: 2-Phenoxyethanol (2-PE). Whether 2-PE is a safer vaccine preservative needs to be investigated. Furthermore, does FDA have safety studies for 2-PE?
Ready for this? 2-PE also is known as antifreeze! Now, how much safer is injecting an infant with antifreeze than mercury, when both are toxic? Phenoxyethanol can induce blood, kidney, liver and central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Well, isn’t that what mercury also is capable of doing? Furthermore, antifreeze, if swallowed, can be fatal.
Additionally, 2-PE can produce the following adverse reactions: behavior disorders [ADD & ADHD?], cardiopulmonary problems, convulsions, cyanosis, diarrhea, blood-liver-kidney disorders, and visual disturbances. What role, if any, does 2-PE play in brain encephalopathy, or even autism spectrum disorder? Has that aspect of the ‘safer’ preservative been investigated? If so, I’d like to see those studies. I’ll write an article about it.
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