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Could Peanut Oil in Vaccines be Behind Peanut Allergy Rates?

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It is estimated that more than 1 million kids in the United States have peanut allergies. However, it's thought that prior to 1900, peanut allergies were virtually unheard of, despite the fact that peanuts were widely eaten.

Peanut allergies are believed to be growing increasingly common in recent decades, leading many researchers to ask, "Why?"

Vaccines to Blame?

In his book The Doctor Within, Dr. Tim O'Shea argues that vaccines may be responsible for the increasing prevalence of food allergies. He notes that many vaccines and antibiotics contain ingredients derived from peanut oil. During the 1960s, refined peanut oil became widely used as a preservative and adjuvant in vaccines. It is still widely used today.

According to O'Shea, peanut oil-based vaccines could induce a serious and lifelong peanut allergy. He writes:

Although peanut allergies became fairly common during the 1980s, it wasn't until the early 1990s when there was a sudden surge of children reacting to peanuts - the true epidemic appeared ... As vaccines doubled between the 1980s and the 1990s, thousands of kids were exhibiting peanut sensitivities, with many violent reactions that were sometimes fatal.

Lack of Ingredient Disclosure

He also notes that vaccine manufacturers are not required to provide consumers with information about all vaccine ingredients. O'Shea explains, "What is listed today in the Physicians Desk Reference in each vaccine section is not the full formula."

Although a full disclosure of ingredients was required until the 1970s, government regulators decided "that detailed information was proprietary: the manufacturers must be protected. They only had to describe the formula in general," says O'Shea.

Do you believe there is a link between peanut allergies and childhood vaccinations?

Source: Natural News

By pxleal on Sat, 08-17-13, 17:09

I don't know if vaccines today include peanut oil but in the past some vaccines have used it. I found 2 articles in NYTimes archives from 1964 and 1966 announcing successful outcomes in some vaccines in thousands of patients. I agree that we should have full ingredient disclosure to clear up this situation. This is why I started a petition change.org urging the vaccine manufacturers, CDC and FDA for full disclosure. Please sign it.

http://www.change.org/petitions/merck-glaxosmithkline-novartis-sanofipasteur-pfizer-cdc-fda-disclose-full-list-of-all-vaccines-ingredients-and-if-peanut-is-used-in-them

Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, SanofiPasteur, Pfizer, CDC, FDA: Disclose full list of all vaccines' ingredients and if peanut is used in them

THREE MILLION Americans suffer from peanut allergy and experts are not sure why. Some theorize that peanut oil is used in our vaccines, causing hypersensitivity to peanut, later leading to peanut/treenut allergy. We need to know the truth. Even if only a minority of people vaccinated were to develop peanut allergy, this is unacceptable because this is a lifelong condition with no known cure. Peanut/treenut allergies cause extreme hardships and anxiety for patients and families everyday at every meal for the rest of their lives. Peanut allergy is the most lethal of all food allergies killing more people than any other food allergy. Peanut/treenut is ubiquitous in our society. It is in all schools, most restaurants and processed foods. Avoiding it completely is virtually impossible. Patients with peanut allergy are likely to have a reaction within three years (95% chance). The most important treatment, Epinephrine (Epipen), is not 100% guaranteed to work.

Vaccinations are important and they do save lives, but we need to develop safer vaccines for EVERYONE. We should not be iatrogenically producing uncurable diseases in ANY patient receiving vaccines. We have very advanced science and we cannot find a safer alternative adjuvant to use in vaccines besides peanut oil? That is hard to believe. We are The United States of America! In addition, we have the right to know what substance we are injecting in our bodies. Partial vaccine ingredient disclosure is unacceptable. Vaccine manufacturers cite "trade secrets" as justification for witholding complete vaccine ingredients information.

Childhood vaccines are universally mandated in U.S. schools. More and more vaccines are being recommended for adults, as well. If we do not make sure that our vaccines are safe and free from peanut oil, many more people could keep acquiring and dying from peanut allergy. IF YOU DO NOT SIGN THIS PETITION, YOU, YOUR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN COULD BE NEXT TO BE AFFLICTED WITH PEANUT ALLERGY, AN UNCURABLE AND DEADLY ILLNESS.

For my daughter who suffers from peanut allergy as well as three million more Americans it may be too late. But perhaps it is not too late for saving countless others from this fate.

I humbly thank you for your signature.

Some resources for references on this topic include: Heather Fraser's book "The History of the Peanut Allergy Epidemic," and New York Times articles from 9/19/1964 and 11/11/1966 announcing successful results in thousands of patients receiving vaccines containing peanut oil.

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