Your Weekly Dose of Information – March 4, 2016

Vaccine Ingredients – Part One

Recently Bill H5691 An Act Relating To Health And Safety – Formaldehyde Control was introduced. This act would prohibit the use of formaldehyde or formaldehyde replacements in certain children’s products. We found this interesting considering formaldehyde is a common ingredient found in vaccines. As a group, we have to admit we were excited to see this bill. We wondered what would happen to all the vaccines RI had already purchased? If the bill passes and formaldehyde use is prohibited would we be able to target other ingredients and push to have those removed as well? It will be interesting to see how the general assembly votes on this!

Have you ever wondered what ingredients are  in vaccines? Have you asked your pediatrician if they knew the ingredients in the vaccines? I must admit I never asked my pediatrician. Had I failed as a parent? The answer is no! I like most parents trusted my pediatrician and their recommendations. This journey has changed how I feel and what I believe to be true. I no longer blindly trust my pediatrician or the CDC . I research most everything  and it can sometimes consume me. The bill I referenced above peeked not only my interest but others in the group as well. This week I took some time to review the CDC’s Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary and the Institute for Vaccine Safety’s Vaccine Excipient List. These are both great resources, easily accessible, and easy to understand. I did find some commonality in vaccine ingredients. Aluminum, Formaldehyde, and Thimerosal all stood out time and time again. There have been many reports/studies on the toxicity of these ingredients and long term effects they have on our children. According to Environmental Defense, all the vaccine ingredients are poisonous, carcinogenic or potentially harmful to the skin, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, immune and neurological systems in our bodies. If the ingredients are poisonous and carcinogenic then how are they safe? Next week we will continue the ingredient discussion as I dive deeper down the vaccine rabbit hole. Do your research, ask the hard questions, and trust your “gut feelings”

~ Shawna

NORC

Has NORC contacted you? We’ve noticed an influx of calls and letters from NORC to parents and/or their children in RI that have opted out of vaccines or spoken out against vaccines. NORC conducts the National Immunization Survey, it consists of an interview conducted by telephone with households randomly selected and screened for the presence of young children. Respondents are asked a series of questions about the vaccinations received by selected children (including recommended seasonal flu vaccines), as well as questions about the availability of health insurance and selected demographic information. Respondents are also asked for permission to contact the children’s health providers for the sole purpose of obtaining immunization records, providing an important supplement to the household report. NORC then sends an Immunization History Questionnaire via mail to these health providers – many of whom have previously participated in the NIS over the years and respond at exceptionally high rates. Is this really a “Random” research study?

Committee Hearings Update

We checked the Committee Hearing Schedules this afternoon and the 4 bills we are following are not scheduled for next week. This past Monday each House Representative and  Senator that sits on the committees to reviewing the bills received an information packet from our group. Is your senator or representative on either committee? Please check the committee links below and take the time to contact them.

House Bill H7475 and House Bill H7476 will be heard by the 17 members of the House Committee On Health, Education & Welfare.

Senate Bill S2292 and Senate Bill S2295 will be heard by the 9 members of the Senate Committee On Health & Human Services

We will update you when the meetings are scheduled!

 

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