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<p><a href="http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/making-sense-of-chemical-stories.html" target="_blank">http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/making-sense-of-chemical-stories.html</a></p>
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<p>I remember when I was first starting to research vaccines, I came across websites that listed all the scary sounding ingredients in vaccines and as a young pregnant mother it admittedly worried me. </p>
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<p>This link is going around facebook and I thought it might help those who still might be wary of the ingredients, or those who are just starting their vaccine research, or maybe fence sitters. </p>
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<p>There are some good quotes and some fun info graphics at the bottom: </p>
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<p>"<span style="color:rgb(66,66,66);text-align:center;"><strong>Dr Derek Lohmann, Research Chemist</strong>: “If someone came into your house and offered you a cocktail of butanol, iso amyl alcohol, hexanol, phenyl ethanol, tannin, benzyl alcohol, caffeine, geraniol, quercetin, 3-galloyl epicatchin, 3-galloyl epigallocatchin and inorganic salts, would you take it? It sounds pretty ghastly. If instead you were offered a cup of tea, you would probably take it. Tea is a complex mixture containing the above chemicals in concentrations that vary depending on where it is grown.” </span></p>
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<p><span style="color:rgb(66,66,66);text-align:center;">~Everything is poison, there is poison in everything. Only the dose makes the thing not a poison~  Paracelsus, "the father of toxicology" 1493-1541</span></p>
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I think there is this instinctive recoiling from the unfamiliar. People respond with skepticism to the notion of a "chemical", even if it's the same as something that occurs naturally. I posted on a thread in my DDC in which people were discussing the vitamin K shot and how there's "so much stuff in it". I explained what each ingredient was for (information that's more or less readily available, but that might be difficult for somebody with no medical training to put into context) and my explanation was appreciated by at least one other poster. I think sometimes people do not know.

Today my husband went to see a nurse practitioner for a sinus infection and wound up getting a lecture about how synthetic vitamins are different than vitamins in whole food. smh.
 

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It's tricky isn't it. Because on the one hand we say we can't manufacture things like perfect breast milk, or healthy food as well as nature does.

I guess the difference is that they are very complex mixes of many different chemicals? (Using chemical here in the scientific sense just to mean something made of a single type of atoms or molecules). :)
 

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