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Toxins may lurk in vaccines

July 1, 1993

Toxins may lurk in vaccines

By Joe Baker, Senior Editor

What’s in that vaccine? The Illinois Vaccine Awareness Coalition thinks you ought to know. So here is a partial list of some of the potentially toxic or contaminated ingredients in commonly used vaccines.

DPT—diptheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus—SmithKline Beecham: aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, ammonium sulfate, washed sheep red blood cells, sodium chloride, thimerosal (mercury)—linked to autism—and pig pancreatic hydrolsate of casein.

Lederle DPT—formaldehyde, thimerosal, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, polysorbate 80 and gelatin.

MMR—measles, mumps and rubella, live virus vaccine, Merck & Co., Inc.—sorbitol, neomycin, hydrolized gelatin, human diploid cells (from aborted human fetal tissue).

IPOL—inactivated polio vaccine, Connought Laboratories—three types of polio virus, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), neomycin, streptomycin, polymixin B and monkey kidney cells.

Hepatitis B—SmithKline Beecham—aluminum hydroxide, thimerosal (mercury) and yeast.

Chickenpox—Merck & Co., Inc.—sucrose, phosphate, glutamate, processed gelatin, human diploid cells (from fetal tissue)

Polio vaccine, live oral trivalent—Lederle Laboratories—three types of attenuated polio viruses, streptomycin, neomycin, calf serum, sorbitol and monkey kidney cell culture.

You must decide if you want these substances injected into your children.

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