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Quoted from The Hundred-Year Lie:

There is another downside to the most common vaccines and vaccinations, especially for children. “It’s not the vaccines that are the problem—it’s the additives,” says Northeastern University pharmacy professor Richard Deth. Most physicians are not even aware these additives exist, much less that they pose a problem.

Common vaccine additives include mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, MSG, sulfites, and ethylene glycol (antifreeze). Each one of these additives has been linked to disorders ranging from brain and nerve damage to autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The overall amount of mercury that children typically receive from vaccinations early in life represents their entire lifetime’s safe amount of mercury exposure. Symptoms of mercury toxicity in children have been documented as resembling symptoms of ADHD and autism.

“Few people realize that when they are getting a vaccine, not only are they getting a dose of the ‘named’ antigen or disease they’re getting vaccinated against, such as diphtheria, but also a mixture of known toxic, brain-damaging, and cancer-promoting chemicals thrown in as preservatives and ‘adjuvants,’ which help to elicit an early, high, and long-lasting immune response,” notes Paula Baillie-Hamilton, the British toxins and vaccines expert. “Ever since mass vaccinations of infants began in the twentieth century, reports of serious brain, cardiovascular, metabolic, and other injuries started filling pages of medical journals. Reports from several countries show that vaccinated children, in addition to having a lower IQ, also have a higher incidence of behavioral problems, asthma, and diabetes than unvaccinated children.”


Numerous studies in the Journal of Applied Microbiology and other science journals have linked one of the most common vaccine preservatives, thimerosal, to a range of toxic side effects because it contains mercury.

At a time in 1991 when public health agencies were recommending vaccinations containing thimerosal for infants, a prominent vaccinologist sent a memo warning executives at Merck, one of the drugmakers using thimerosal, that “the mercury load appears rather large” for the six-month-olds receiving the shots. Their mercury dose from thimerosal was up to eighty-seven times higher than government guidelines for the maximum daily consumption of mercury from fish.

Eight years passed before federal health officials finally decided that routine vaccinations could pose a health threat to infants. Even then the government only took the step of advising manufacturers to “consider” taking thimerosal out of vaccines. Merck did later introduce a mercury-free hepatitis B vaccine.


The most obvious solution would be to use single-dose vials so preservatives like thimerosal would no longer be necessary. But vaccine makers resist this option because it would raise costs, which they keep down by preserving vaccines in bulk quantities. Besides, vaccine executives argue, there is “uncertainty” in the research data about the toxicity of preservatives.

“What they are admitting,” continued [neurosurgeon Russell] Blaylock, “is that we have a form of mercury that has been used in vaccines since the 1930s and no one has bothered to study its effects on…the brain[s] of infants. Only when such problems become obvious—that is, of epidemic proportion—and the legal profession becomes involved, do they [the vaccinologists] even notice there was a problem. This is a recurring theme in the government’s regulatory agencies, as witnessed with fluoride, aspartame, MSG, dioxin, and pesticides issues.”

The Hundred-Year Lie by Randall Fitzgerald, pg. 140-42.