How much aluminium does a baby receive on vaccination day?
But the quantity of aluminium received by a baby over a month does not tell the whole story, because the aluminium in vaccines is not given gradually spread over a month; it is given instantaneously on a single day. So the final graph in this series looks at an average baby’s intake of aluminium on vaccination day.
This reveals a big problem. The intake is between 44 and 71 times the US ‘minimal risk’ level, and up to one hundred and fifty times the WHO advised maximum level, which can just be seen at the bottom of the graph. I have had to make a number of assumptions (see below) in order to make these calculations.1 Nevertheless, however it is calculated it is clear that the aluminium injected into every UK baby on vaccination days is the equivalent of many times any upper safety limit for oral intake.
This story appears remarkably similar to that on mercury: no one appears to have done the calculations. This does not mean that all babies are being poisoned with aluminium every time they receive a jab; but it does mean that susceptible babies, perhaps premature babies with poorly developed kidneys (kidneys are essential to get rid of aluminium), or those with a genetic susceptibility, could be harmed by the aluminium in vaccines.
It should be emphasized that these calculations are done for babies of average weight; small babies will be taking in a proportionately greater vaccine aluminium load.
A study from Cambridge showed that very premature babies, born at less than 34 weeks, who were fed aluminium-containing intravenous feeding solutions suffered impaired development of the brain. The quantity of aluminium infants receive from their vaccines at 2,3 and 4 months, adjusted for body weight, is between two and three times the daily amount that was fed to these premature babies (45 µg/jkg/day)
Assumptions The most important of these is the 0.1% estimate of the proportion of ingested aluminium in the diet that is absorbed into the body. However, this is based on scientific studies that demonstrate absorption varying between 0.01% and 1%, with a probable average of around 0.1%. This estimate has then been used to calculate a safety level for injected aluminium. Even if the absorption rate were assumed to be at the highest estimated rate (1%), allowing proportionately higher safety thresholds, levels received in vaccines would still be several times the maximum daily safety levels.