The device is called enFlow and it is used in many hospitals in the UK and US. The device warms fluids to body temperature before they are infused to patients during surgery.
A German team of researchers found out that an electrolyte solution was chemically reacting to the device as it was warmed up. The reaction unleashed aluminum into the solution at 7,000 micrograms per liter. This is hundreds of times above the US Food and Drug Administration’s recommended safe limit of 25 micrograms per liter. Premature babies and young children are at risk of neurological damage if they are exposed to such high levels of aluminum.
As the device is pulled from hospitals, many are now asking, “What about aluminum in vaccines?”
Daptacel (DTaP) contains 320 mcg of aluminum, over twelve times the FDA’s recommended safe limit. Maybe the FDA will raise their safe limit of aluminum to help make the vaccine appear safer?
Infanrix, another brand of (DTaP) contains 625 mcg of aluminum, or 25 times greater than the FDA’s recommended safe limit. Apparently the first DTaP shot is safer than the second, but shouldn’t both of these products have to meet a safety standard below 25 mcg of aluminum?
Even if vaccine manufacturers adhered to this limit, what about the risk of cumulative exposure? Almost every single pediatric vaccine contains aluminum level at least 10 times greater than the FDA’s recommended safe limit! Add each dose up and the burden increases; especially on children’s body’s where the concentration of aluminum remains higher than adults due to children’s low blood volume and body weight. Recombivax (HepB) contains 500 mcg of aluminum and it is inserted into infants on their first day of life. By 18 months, a child may be subject to upwards of 4,925 mcg of aluminum from multiple doses of multiple vaccines.
The worst part might not be the amount of aluminum in each dose or the accumulation of aluminum over time. It’s how the aluminum is being introduced to the body that makes it extremely more toxic. The aluminum is not being processed by the body’s gastrointestinal filters. There are no microbes preventing the aluminum from entering through the gut wall and into the blood stream. The aluminum is inserted directly into the cytoplasm of immune-responsive cells and into the blood, where it circulates freely to the organs and passes the blood brain barrier. Continual exposure to aluminum is stunting the learning and growth abilities of children. Higher concentrations of aluminum are found in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients.
All aluminum-containing vaccines need immediately recalled until a safer adjuvant is developed. If not, then why remove enFlow from hospitals for delivering similar levels of aluminum to pediatric patients?
Read more about aluminum toxicity from aluminum toxicity expert Chris Exley.
*For aluminum totals in vaccines, refer to product insert sheets (not always shared in full by your doctor).