There are a number of substances and chemicals that have proven harmful and pose a threat to the health of people. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health officials and medical professionals have worked to safeguard individuals by eliminating or removing substances that can cause diseases and/or illness. However, parents and individuals have raised much concern regarding mercury found in the flu vaccine and its connection to illnesses.
Although flu shots are promoted as safe and effective at shielding individuals from getting sick, because of the mercury found inside of them, they can present a risk. While the FDA claims that the amount of mercury used is at a safe level, there is no safe level of any toxin. Any level of a substance, chemical or toxin injected into the body can pose a threat in many ways. Scientist David Geier explores the use of mercury in vaccines and the effects that follow.
The Harmful Effects of Mercury isn’t New
The toxicity of mercury and its threat to human health is nothing new. In fact, many schools and retail stores have removed mercury-induced items such as thermometers and thermostats because the mercury inside these items poses risk. Children are most frequently exposed to mercury when it is mishandled or improperly cleaned up.
But it’s not just about mercury being toxic that poses risk. What we must also factor in the fact that everyone has different levels of susceptibility to its effects. Every individual has a different level of tolerance for mercury and will react differently. Yet when given the flu shot, every individual is given the same amount of mercury. Therefore, those with weaker immune systems are not likely to react as strongly as those with stronger immune systems.
Mercury in Vaccines
Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative used in vaccines. Vaccines are produced in multi-dose vials or single-dose units. The multi-dose units use thimerosal as a preservative in order to prevent accidental contamination of the vial. According to the CDC, because the amount of mercury in thimerosal is present in trace amounts, it does not pose a threat to health. The single-dose units are created without thimerosal since they are intended to be used only once.
David Geier has worked effortlessly and conducted years of research into the effects of mercury toxicity and its relationship to various illnesses and disorders in order to raise awareness.