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Flu Shot – Risk v. Benefit

submitted by lawilcox

If you take some time to scroll back through my blog posts over time, or if you’ve been a follower of my blog from the beginning, you’ll note that I am highly concerned about the dangerous toxins and chemicals that have become an increasingly common part of our environment. I’m passionate about finding ways to limit our exposures where we can, especially when it comes to young children, infants and pregnant women. Our most susceptible population deserves a healthy, less-toxic future.
Around this time every year the flu shot is one concern that flares on my radar because all of the pharmacies are pushing it…right alongside many doctors, pediatricians, grocery store chains and even friends and family members. Just this weekend a well-meaning extended family member asked me (after I told her that I was battling a cold) if we had gotten our flu shots. We’ve had this discussion before. In fact, we’ve had this discussion several years in a row (every fall); she just doesn’t seem to remember.

UNEP Global Mercury Partnership and Vaccines

submitted by lawilcox

Did you know that the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) is negotiating a “legally binding instrument to reduce mercury exposure” worldwide? The third meeting for the Global Mercury Partnership is scheduled next month in Nairobi. Historically speaking, this is monumental. This group containing government, non-government, public and private entities from 140 countries has chosen to come together to address mercury – one of the most dangerous toxins on earth.
Since Ethan was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and I started to question anything in his environment that could impact his health and wellbeing, I’ve found myself very interested in learning more about mercury and mercury exposure. Many people suffer from the ill effects of mercury exposure, which is (in my opinion) all-too-common these days. People like Ethan may have compounded ill-effects due to impaired detoxification systems. For Ethan’s benefit I try to follow the most recent science and news regarding mercury and I feel compelled to share this news with our AutismSpot readers!

Flu Shot, Get the FACTS!

submitted by dramberbrooks

This is the time of year where many get the flu shot so, I thought it would be wise with all the media attention around vaccination to tell you what is in your flu shot. There are many option you have to choose from so its best to do the least toxic one or skip it altogether if you are weary. Its important you know they base the current flu vaccine on strains from the previous years and viruses evolve, this is why people still get the flu despite the vaccine.

Flu Vaccine May Contain Thimerosal Preservative

Thimerosal will be an ingredient included in batches of the flu vaccine available later this fall. There will also be a thimerosal free version of the vaccination as well.

Thu, 07/30/2009 - 14:58

Fact or Fiction? Did the Flu Really Contribute to Autism

A recent finding that seems to be well timed with the upcoming Swine Flu vaccinations later this fall speculates that mental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia are a result of maternal flu infection during pregnancy.

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 20:12

Vaccine Opponents Vow to Continue Fight

Parents in Iowa are not giving in to the recent rulings that ruled out a connection between vaccines and autism. They are petitioning for a bill that will have thimerosal removed from all types of vaccines, including the flu shot.

Wed, 02/18/2009 - 11:17
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