by David Gutierrez, Natural News
Much of the controversy over additives in vaccines has centered around the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal, which is no longer found in childhood vaccines except for flu shots. But did you know that many childhood vaccines contain potentially toxic, brain-damaging levels of aluminum?
Aluminum is included in vaccines as an “adjuvant,” a component that boosts the body’s short-term immune response in order to produce antibodies to the vaccine agent faster. This very function may be part of what makes aluminum in vaccines dangerous.
Aluminum is also a neurotoxin that has been linked to various types of brain damage.
How aluminum destroys the brain
Numerous human and animal studies have linked aluminum to brain damage, including Alzheimer’s disease. For example, one study found that mice injected with aluminum developed behavioral changes and problems with cognitive and motor function. Autopsies later showed that the motor neurons in their brains and nervous systems showed changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Another study, published by researchers from the University of British Columbia in 2013, found that the risk of autism diagnoses in children was directly correlated with how many aluminum-containing vaccines they had received.
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