Originally Posted by Rrrrrachel
Ok. It seemed like you were equating the two.
You should check out the inside vaccines link that's already been posted twice. They have a good run down on formaldehyde.
Yes I have already. doesn't really answer my question specifically but It seems to be that in fact the body does not distinguish between different synthetic forms of formaldehyde although exposure via certain routes are more toxic than others. I also can find NO studies about injecting formaldehyde as opposed to multiple studies on the toxicity of inhalation, ingestion and dermatologic routes of exposure. Why is that?
If anyone has time check this out:
This seems concerning:
Genetic and related effects: Formaldehyde is a direct-acting genotoxic compound that affects multiple gene expression pathways, including those involved in DNA synthesis and repair and regulation of cell proliferation. … In vitro studies with mammalian and human cells were positive for DNA adducts, DNA-protein crosslinks, DNA-DNA crosslinks, unscheduled DNA synthesis, single-strand breaks, mutations, and cytogenetic effects (chromosomal aberrations, sister chromatid exchange, and micronucleus induction).
DNA Adducts: a DNA adduct is a piece of DNA covalently bonded to a (cancer-causing) chemical. This process could be the start of a cancerous cell, or carcinogenesis
Bottom line for me - whats used in vaccines is formalin. Its just an aqueous solution of formaldehyde.
In view of its widespread use, toxicity and volatility, exposure to formaldehyde is a significant consideration for human health.In 2011, the US National Toxicology Program described formaldehyde as "known to be a human carcinogen".
Let me break it down. You all can go on bickering about pears vs formalin and other synthetic forms of formaldehyde but here's the deal IMO based on my reading and research -THE SHIT IS TOXIC. So for all you "the poison is in the dose" folks - go ahead and feel good about injecting tiny amounts into your child - I will avoid all forms of this chemical to the best of my ability. carry on. I'm out!