Getting a flu shot is the first and most important step in protecting against flu. The flu shot given during pregnancy has been shown to protect both the mother and her baby (up to 6 months old) from flu so says the CDC. (However, see pg 11 / 8.1 and 8.4 in this attachment The opposite is said by Sanofi Pasteur (maker of Fluzone)
187 8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
188 8.1 Pregnancy
189 Pregnancy Category C: Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Fluzone. It is
190 also not known whether Fluzone can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or
191 can affect reproduction capacity. Fluzone should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly
194 8.3 Nursing Mothers
195 It is not known whether Fluzone is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in
196 human milk, caution should be exercised when Fluzone is administered to a nursing woman.
198 8.4 Pediatric Use
199 Safety and effectiveness of Fluzone in children below the age of 6 months have not been
MORE COMING.................I report on chemicals in no particular order. This is the flu shot given to a 4 1/2 year old child.
FORMALDEHYDE (Formaldehyde is a colorless, reactive, strong-smelling gas at room temperature. It is one chemical in a large family of chemical compounds called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). One way to address this concern (concern shown here) is to revamp the listing process, so that it contains uses of chemicals rather than chemical substances per se. The idea is to list all specific uses that may reasonably be anticipated to result in significant release, exposure, and risk. For example, instead of placing formaldehyde (a widely used carcinogen) on an Authorization List, the responsible regulator might list specific uses of formaldehyde—use of formaldehyde in selected building materials, for example—that are known or suspected to result in unintentional releases and unwanted exposures to consumers. Once the use has been listed, the burden of proof shifts to industry to justify the substance’s continued use, implement stronger risk-management measures, or phase in alternative substances or technologies
WHERE FORMALDEHYDE IS FOUND: Formaldehyde is found in: Resins used in the manufacture of composite wood products (i.e., hardwood plywood, particleboard and medium-density fiberboard) Building materials and insulation Household products such as glues, permanent press fabrics, paints and coatings, lacquers and finishes, and paper products. Preservatives used in some medicines, cosmetics and other consumer products such as dishwashing liquids and fabric softeners Fertilizers and pesticides. It is a byproduct of combustion and certain other natural processes, and so is also found in: Emissions from un-vented, fuel burning appliances, like gas stoves or kerosene space heaters. Cigarette smoke.
Octylphenol ethoxylates (OPEs) are a group of related chemicals. They are chemically very similar to Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). Under normal conditions, OPEs are thick liquids or waxy solids, varying in colour from clear to light orange. OPEs are stable. The degree to which they are soluble in water varies, but most are readily soluble in organic (carbon-containing) solvents.
What is it used for:
OPEs are widely used in cleaning agents. They are also added to paints, coatings, treatments for textiles and chemicals used in paper manufacture. OPEs also have some medical applications. For example, they are added to some drugs to improve the rate at which they are absorbed in the intestine.
How might it affect the environment? OPEs are known to be very toxic to wildlife, particularly aquatic organisms. There is also concern that they mimic the behaviour of animal hormones, that they are an "endocrine disruptor"(Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that, at certain doses, can interfere with the endocrine (or hormone) system in mammals. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. Any system in the body controlled by hormones can be derailed by hormone disruptors). OPEs break down relatively easily into Octylphenols (OPs), which are more harmful and can be very persistent in the environment. This persistence means that they can be transported far from the point of original release of OPEs. OPs are accumulated and concentrated by aquatic organisms and birds. It is therefore possible that the presence of OPEs and hence OPs in the environment poses a long-term threat to wildlife on both a local and global scale.
How might exposure to it affect human health? Octylphenol ethoxylates can enter the body either by inhalation of air containing octylphenol ethoxylates, ingestion of contaminated food or water, or by dermal contact with octylphenol ethoxylates (as in flu shot) products containing octylphenol ethoxylates. There is little evidence available for the full effects of exposure to octylphenol ethoxylates on human health (I began studying the full effects!). However, exposure to high levels of octylphenol ethoxylates may cause irritation of the lungs, digestive system, skin and eyes. Octylphenol ethoxylates are thought to interfere with hormones in animals and may therefore interfere with the development and reproductive system in animals. Octylphenol ethoxylates readily degrade in the environment to the more toxic, octylphenol. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has not designated octylphenol ethoxylates in terms of their carcinogenicity. However, exposure to octylphenol ethoxylates at normal background levels is unlikely to have any adverse effect on human health (so they say).
Healthy Children & Adults Vaccinated with Flu Shot are Dying SEE HERE THESE BEAUTIFUL SOULS HEALTHY BEFORE THE FLU SHOT.