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A Call To Engage Those with Whom We Share a Common Vision
If environmentalists knew what moms and dads and the rare scientists have determined about vaccines, they might stop identifying primarily as liberals engage in broader rational discourse.
Ask most environmentalists about mercury, and they will tell you that the poorest of the poor must be protected from corporation-sources mercury in fish; they will tell you that mercury in fish must be avoided by pregnant women; and they will reflect briefly (if they are of a certain age about how crazy it was that kids from the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s were allowed to play with the stuff, but how now, if a thermometer is broken, a hazmat team is called, the place is shut down and expensive prolonged clean-up procedures have to be followed.
And that’s about it.
Ask them about mercury in vaccines, and they will now (in 2022) likely tell you that mercury has been removed from vaccines. It hasn’t; but they don’t know that it is still present in trace amounts in multi-dose vials, and is still present in many influenza vaccines.
Press them on the issue and they might cite the official dogma, which is that the US government moved to remove mercury from vaccines only out of “an abundance of caution”, and that no studies have shown that vaccines are related to autism - as if mercury was the only concern over vaccines and autism. If they are still talking with you, they will mumble something about Dr. Andrew Wakefield (although the MMR vaccine has not ever contained mercury). They might change the topic, or retreat back into their ignorance about the Burbacher study, and the studies that show mercury/aluminum toxicity. If you chase them, they will likely say “it’s not the problem they are focused on”, or some other palliation.
If you persist, and then tell them that the mercury from vaccines, when excreted by humanity, is sent into the toxic waste stream emanating from our homes and workplaces, mixed with other pharmatoxins, bound for the animals, fungi, plants, phytoplankton and zooplankton downstream from humanity - and you might just get their attention back.
Mercury from vaccines is a more permanent resident of central nervous systems (human and others) than methyl mercury (that’s the finding of the Burbacher study), and is, like war, as the saying goes, "not healthy for children and other living things".
The champions of a mercury-free vaccine schedule number in the tens if not hundreds of thousands - and the battles are played out with moms and dads and high-profile personalities like Del Bigtree and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. fighting against a denialist agenda of public health employees entrenched in their positions of vaccine risk, injury and death denialism.
All of the effort to confront those who are ostensibly in the position to do the right thing is worthwhile. But I wonder if we are appealing to the criminals to stop committing their crimes, and also start focusing on those with whom we share a common vision.
It’s important to join groups like Environmental Working Group, and engage in their many polls that come via email, and to write to their leadership about your concerns over environmental toxins being injected directly into the bodies of pregnant women and infants. It’s important to educate them on the data hidden from public view - read any study the shows “safety” of vaccines during pregnancy and look into the question of fetal mortality - and you’re in for a surprise.
It’s important to make connections with people concerned about plastics and microplastics, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and fluoride and let them know how aluminum is a catalyst for toxicity with many of the chemicals that they know are harmful to human, animal and other life.
Learn about their prime concerns, like the starving manatees - and ask them whether the lettuce being fed to the manatees is free from glyphosate.
Let them know that the myriad environmental chemicals that we know are associated with autism, from air pollution, lead, pesticides, chlorpyrifos, phthalates, PBDEs, PCBs are on par with other concerns they might not yet know about like acetaminophen following vaccination, and mercury and aluminum in vaccines.
And if you don’t yet know their concerns, you can learn them - inside and out - this fall by signing up for my course “Environmental Toxicology: Ecosystem and Human Health” - and invite your environmentalist friends who are skeptical of concerns over vaccine safety to experience the course and see that I am completely serious about ending the poisoning of our world by reckless and irresponsible corporations - whether they create and sell cancer-causing PVC adhesives or vaccines for a living. I don’t want to end adhesives; I want them to be made less toxic. Same for vaccines - and I want to protect all our rights to choice and our freedom to be free from coerced medical experimentation.
Any serious student who takes this course will see the importance of being humble in our knowledge of toxicity of any particular chemical for a large number of reasons, like interactions and hormesis. You can tell your environmental friends about this in-depth course, or even purchase an IPAK-EDU gift card and tell them you want to give them a chance to get to know me, and IPAK-EDU.
My concerns over fracking wastewater, oil spills, diesel vehicles, and myriad chemicals in our drinking water come through strong in my fact-packed 16 lectures, including an overview of categories (types of) toxins, the math of toxicology, and lectures each on the topics below. Each lecture ends with action items, often pointing students to organizations that I think are having an impact in the right direction. I would hope that people whose hearts are earnestly in the right place might find IPAK-EDU to be an organization moving in the right direction, too.