Aluminum Toxicity in Infants and Children
“Aluminum inhaled from dust is retained in pulmonary tissue and peribronchial lymph nodes…”
A 1996 finding published by the American Academy of Pediatrics exposes the risks of mobile aluminum in industry, the environment and the atmosphere [PEDIATRICS (ISSN 0031 4005). Copyright © 1996 by the American Academy of Pediatrics — aappublications.org ]
Although aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust and is ubiquitous in its distribution, it has no known useful biological function. Even though the element is present in small amounts in mammalian tissues, its toxic effect on living organisms has become clear only recently. Aluminum is now being implicated as interfering with a variety of cellular and metabolic processes in the nervous system and in other tissues.
Humans are exposed to aluminum from a variety of environmental sources. Because aluminum sulfate (alum) is used as a flocculating agent in the purification of municipal water supplies, drinking water may contain high levels of aluminum. Aluminum cans, containers, and cooking utensils, as well as medications that contain aluminum, are also potential sources of exposure. Although an increase in body stores of aluminum as a result of transfer through the skin is probably negligible, exposure is common from the use of deodorants containing aluminum. Aluminum inhaled from dust is retained in pulmonary tissue and peribronchial lymph nodes but is largely excluded from other tissues. The aluminum concentration in pulmonary tissues does not correlate with that in other tissues. The average dietary intake of aluminum by adults is probably 3 to 5 mg/d, of which about 15 mg is absorbed. Most of the aluminum absorbed from the intestinal tract is excreted in urine, leaving total body aluminum stores of less than 30 to 40 mg. Individuals with normal glomerulan filtration rates who increase their aluminum intake by ingesting aluminum-containing antacids increase their absorption and urinary excretion of the metal. Healthy individuals seem capable of increasing their renal aluminum clearance from approximately 5% to about 50% of the glomerular filtration rate. The low aluminum clearance normally present is largely related to the plasma binding of aluminum by a saturable plasma component at blood levels less than 200 Ug/L. Aluminum levels in tissue are generally low in adults with normal renal function who have ingested large amounts of aluminum-containing antacids for years however, elevated plasma aluminum levels have been reported in healthy infants given aluminum-containing antacids. In contrast, in patients with chronic renal failure, total body aluminum can be markedly increased from the ingestion of antacids containing aluminum. Bone and liver are the tissues most frequently affected by increased absorption and/or decreased clearance of aluminum.
Neuroscientist Makes It Clear Why Aluminum Adjuvants Should Not Be In Vaccines
Below is a clip of Dr. Chris Shaw, a Neuroscientist and professor at the University of British Columbia explaining the dangers of putting aluminum into vaccines as an adjuvant. Keep that word in mind: adjuvant.
As pointed out in the video, a common argument from the “pro-vaccine” side when it comes to vaccines that contain aluminum is that aluminum is present everywhere, that we ingest it more from our food (and other things) than we do from vaccines. This argument is completely invalid, because when it is in the form of an adjuvant within a vaccine, as Dr. Shaw explains, the aluminum stays in your body. That’s exactly what it’s designed to do, that’s the purpose of an adjuvant.
On the other hand, when you accumulate aluminum in your body from food, industrial practices, or any other source, our bodies usually do a good job flushing it out. Again, when it’s in a vaccine the body does not do this, it stays in the body and this is why vaccines that contain aluminum (and other harmful toxins) should be a cause for concern.
The clip below is an excerpt from the OneMoreGirl documentary that Dr. Shaw made an appearance in, it’s a film that raises awareness regarding the HPV (Gardasil) vaccine. For more information on that vaccine, you can click here.
Last month I published an article on the work of Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a Senior Research Scientist at MIT. She also showed what can happen to a child who receives an aluminum containing vaccine (among many other scientists and researchers). You can read that article here.
There is a reason why so many families have been compensated from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. It’s a program we don’t really hear of, and one that completely protects pharmaceutical companies (vaccine manufacturers) from any liability whatsoever. Billions of dollars have been paid out to families with vaccine injured children.
“Aluminum is an experimentally demonstrated neurotoxin and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant. Despite almost 90 years of widespread use of aluminum adjuvants, medical science’s medical understanding of their mechanisms of action is still remarkably poor. There is also a concerning scarcity of data on toxicology and pharmacokinetics of these compounds. In spite of this, the notion that aluminum in vaccines is safe appears to be widely accepted.”- Dr Chris Shaw (source)
“Experimental research clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. In particular, aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences.” (source)
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“Immune challenges during early development, including those vaccine-induced, can lead to permanent detrimental alterations of the brain and immune function. Experimental evidence also shows that simultaneous administration of as little as two to three immune adjuvants can overcome genetic resistance to autoimmunity.”