OK, maybe this thread is or should go dead but I want to address this, why, I don't know, I already know how it will go...
Originally Posted by Rrrrrachel
I actually believe in the toxic basket theory, and I try to keep mine and y families toxic baskets as empty as possible by buying and eating organic food, getting good nutrition to support my body in removing toxins, using non-toxic cleaners and personal products, etc. do I think vaccines add to my daughters toxic basket? Sure, but very, very little. She will get more exposure to toxins, particularly aluminum and mercury (and the much more pernicious methyl mercury, at that) from other exposure. A typical five year old has 100mg of aluminum accumulated in their system, a tiny tiny fraction of that comes from vaccines. It's extra ironic to me when I meet people who don't vaccinate because of they've "heard too many things," and then they turn around and use tide, and febreeze, and cascade, and all kinds of other crap around their kids all the time!
Is there some risk to adding even that tiny amount to her basket? Sure, but it's far less than the risk of contracting a vpd. It's like how the health benefits of eating fish outweigh the risk from the mercury.
Where are you getting 100mg of aluminum in 5 yo??? Please, I would like to see that info.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry says this:
The total body burden of aluminum in healthy individuals is 30–50 mg.
The most sensitive target of aluminum toxicity is the nervous system. Impaired performance on neurobehavioral tests of motor function, sensory function, and cognitive function have been observed in animals. Neurobehavioral alterations have been observed following exposure
of adult or weanling animals and in animals exposed during gestation and/or lactation.
We do not know if children are more susceptible than adults to aluminum toxicity.
Can you also tell me how you know methyl mercury is more pernicious than ethyl??
Just the Infanrix DTaP will give you 2.5mg exposure of aluminum within the first two years of life. Do you have any sources about how fast it is eliminated after injection? I'm not sure you saw one of my posts above, Verstraeten saying that the method of exposure, age of exposure are huge potential factors, also another dr. at simpsonwood speaking of how some of these toxins/metals may have synergistic effects.
0.01 - 5 % of aluminum ingested is absorped.
Looks like most of what we know about toxicity is from animals, if a 5 yr old is 2-3 times normal level for adult... I would find that really concerning.
Edited by slmommy - 4/27/12 at 5:42pm