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
. 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.
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Source: Natural News