“After taking off their shoes, emptying their pockets and passing through the security checkpoint, travelers at some major U.S. airports can now roll up a sleeve and get a flu shot,” reports the Associated Press. “For years, some airports have been offering flu shots to airline passengers before they cleared security. But many travelers were too afraid of missing their flights to stop.”
Apparently, they are not afraid of that 90 percent of flu shots contain mercury, the second most toxic element after plutonium and estimated to be 500 to 1,000 times more toxic than lead. It poisons the central nervous system, liver, gastrointestinal tract and other systems in the body.
“About 80 percent of all flu shots distributed in the United States contain a mercury-based preservative called thimerosal. Thimerosal consists of 49.6 percent ethyl mercury, an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal that allows manufacturers to sell the vaccine in large, multi-dose containers without fear of contamination,” reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “A typical 0.5 milliliter flu shot contains 25 micrograms — or 50,000 parts per billion — of mercury…. The EPA classifies a liquid with 200 parts per billion of mercury as hazardous waste. The limit for drinking water is 2 parts per billion.”
In other words, when you get that oh-so convenient flu shot at the airport, you’re getting a shot of hazardous waste.
“The list of ingredients in antiviral vaccines includes foreign proteins, metals and chemicals,” writes Darrel Crain. None of these substances is harmless. Foreign proteins are immunogenic, meaning they cause inflammatory immune responses and are predictive of autoimmune disorders. Metals such as aluminum and mercury are neurotoxins that attack the nervous system and depress cognition, motor and social skills. Chemicals such as formaldehyde are poisons that interrupt cellular function systemically and cause cell death.”
“Business travelers love” these toxins, according to Dr. John Zautcke, medical director for the University of Illinois Medical Center at O’Hare.