If you are already on the fence about vaccines, there are probably some you want to avoid…
For many parents, that likely means skipping all of the vaccines with toxins, like antifreeze.
Which Vaccines Contain Antifreeze?
Do vaccines really contain antifreeze, the stuff we put in our cars?
“Too many too soon. When I was on this show before, I said we need an alternate schedule. This is too much. We need to get rid of the toxins, the mercury — which I am so tired of everyone saying it’s been removed. It has not been removed from the shots. We’ll get into that later. Aluminum, ether, antifreeze — these are toxic ingredients in shots that need to be removed.”
Jenny McCarthy on Larry King Live
Jenny McCarthy warned folks about antifreeze in vaccines when she appeared on Larry King Live on April 2, 2008 to promote her book, Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism.
“We are treating vaccine injury and the kids are getting better.”
Besides the fact that vaccine ingredients aren’t toxic, the last remaining non-flu vaccines with the preservative thimerosal, a form of mercury, expired in 2003. And there have been plenty of thimerosal free flu vaccines available for kids and pregnant women since then.
Aluminum is used in many vaccines, but again, it is not toxic.
Ether? There is no ether in vaccines. Remember, ether, or diethyl ether was once used as a general anesthetic. At least it was until we developed anesthetics that didn’t blow up.
Why do so many anti-vaccine folks think that antifreeze, or ethylene glycol, is an ingredient in vaccines?
It isn’t. Not in any vaccine.
Remember that toxic antifreeze, ethylene glycol, has a sweet taste, which helped contribute to it harming so many kids. You had a toxic substance that tasted good and which was sometimes stored inappropriately in the garage or kitchen cabinets.
Fortunately, ethylene glycol isn’t used as much as it used to be. Many people now use propylene glycol, which is considered to be a non-toxic antifreeze. Propylene glycol is not used in vaccines either.
Polyethylene glycol (PEG), which is also used in common laxatives, has been used to inactivate flu vaccines and was found in residual amounts in some of those flu vaccines.
And some vaccines do contain 2-phenoxyethanol. Another name for 2-phenoxyethanol is ethylene glycol monophenyl ether. A similar sounding name doesn’t make it the same substance though.
2-phenoxyethanol is used as a stabilizer or preservative in some vaccines.
But neither polyethylene glycol nor 2-phenoxyethanol are antifreeze and neither are toxic at doses present in vaccines.
What To Know About Vaccines with Antifreeze
Vaccines are safe and necessary and do not contain antifreeze or any other ingredients that are toxic.
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