Now comes the time of the flu season, when many of us suffer from a weakened immune system and flu and are not sure whether they should have the flu shot, as advised by the medical community, or not.
Such campaigns urge people, and especially the elderly and the children, to have it.
When it comes to the possible side-effects, we are told that these shots may cause headaches as the worst scenario, but apparently, several other adverse effects which are only mentioned are quite alarming.
Let us review the most harmful ingredients of flu vaccines:
This compound is used as a preservative in the labs, but its long term effects are not completely studied. According to a study of funeral industry workers, there is a close connection between this compound and myeloid leukemia.
Octylphenol ethoxylate (Triton X-100)
It is used for detergency, wetting, metal cleaning, superior hard surface and emulsification in coatings, paints, textiles, oilfield chemicals and industrial cleaners. The studies indicate that it can cause serious damage of the reproductive system.
Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative used in flu shots and some childhood vaccines. It is a neurotoxin and it can cause nerve damage. There is 25 mcg in one average flu vaccine, and the EPA safety limit is 5 micrograms, so children who are vaccinated simultaneously with multiple vaccines receive over 10 times the safety limit of mercury in one day.
Greatly increases the toxicity of mercury, so caution about minimum mercury tolerance is therefore severely underestimated.
Monobasic sodium phosphate (MSP)
Known to cause acute phosphate nephropathy and permanent impairment of renal functions. It also causes seizures and cardiac arrhythmias.
Dibasic sodium phosphate and monobasic potassium phosphate
German researchers concluded that it is damaging to health, particularly to the renal function, and is linked to cardiovascular and overall mortality.
Known to cause digestive problems and vomiting, but in severe cases it can lead to severe allergic reactions, chest pains, irregular heartbeat, confusion, and paralysis.
May lead to cardiovascular issues.
Have been associated to promote tumor growth, especially in pancreas, colon, and throat, studies show.
It might lead to rashes, weakness, hearing loss, drowsiness, and difficulty breathing.
This antibiotic may lead to neurotoxic and nephrotoxic reactions, including headaches, fever, high blood levels, dizziness, and apnea.
This heavy metal can poison and damage many organs and cause serious illnesses such as neurological disorders and insomnia.
The carcinogenic properties of beta-propiolactone can poison the skin, liver, gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract.