For many years mercury was our biggest concern. Through much public protest and based on the science mercury (Hg) was replaced with aluminum as the adjuvant in many vaccines. For many people this is not a concern, but for the select few (which we have no way of knowing in advance) it can be a major health concern and life changing event. Adjuvants make vaccines more effective. However, the aluminum can stick around in mast cells for years and slowly over time is transported to nervous tissue in the brain.
So why use adjuvants? The short answer is that they make vaccines more effective. This means that less vaccine needs to be given and less doses to produce immunity within the person.
Given this, there are recommendations within the European medical community (neurologists and others working with autoimmune) to produce adjuvant free vaccines. At this time the European Union is not willing to mandate this.
With the issues around vaccines, toxic metals, and yes, even acetomenophin for post vaccine fever, patients and parents need to be more informed that ever. As a naturopathic doctor, I know that vaccines do play an important role in our lives and protecting us from some very nasty diseases. However, information is key and this is where I like to help patients and parents make informed choices.
To see the issues around aluminum check out DW website at: http://dw.de/p/1CLK9 In addition, the show is being broadcast for the next few days.