Why do some folks think that aluminum in vaccines can cause asthma?
The usual suspects…
Can Aluminum in Vaccines Cause Asthma?
To be sure, a study, Association Between Aluminum Exposure From Vaccines Before Age 24 Months and Persistent Asthma at Age 24 to 59 Months, was just published.
A study that was conducted by respected researchers and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the Vaccine Safety Datalink project.
A study that found a positive association between aluminum in vaccines and the development of persistent asthma in some children.
“In a large observational study, a positive association was found between vaccine-related aluminum exposure and persistent asthma.”Association Between Aluminum Exposure From Vaccines Before Age 24 Months and Persistent Asthma at Age 24 to 59 Months
That’s not enough evidence to say that vaccines cause asthma!
And certainly not a good reason to skip or delay vaccinating your kids, which simply puts them at risk to develop a vaccine-preventable disease and maybe get someone else sick too.
For one thing, the observational study which looked at kids with and without eczema had some inconsistencies among their findings and did not account for other sources of aluminum exposure or breastfeeding, etc.
“When the authors restricted their analysis to only children who had been fully immunized, the effect of aluminum exposure on the eczema sub-sample is no longer significant and is barely so among the non-eczema cohort.”Aluminum Adjuvants in Childhood Vaccines and Asthma Risk: What do We See?
Also, other studies have already shown that vaccines do not cause asthma!
There is also the fact that fewer kids today (3%) report having had an asthma attack in the previous year than they did in 1997 (5.4%), and that fewer kids have asthma today (7%) than in 2003 (8.7%)!
Shouldn’t rates of asthma have been going up if aluminum in vaccines are associated with asthma?
Would you have expected rates of asthma to be going down so much in younger children if vaccines were associated with asthma?
So what’s next?
Additional studies are already being planned.
Researchers will work to figure out if this is really something to be concerned about or just another thing to scare parents away from vaccinating and protecting their kids.
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