The FDA allows mercury to be no more than 1 part per million in cosmetics … Nearly all flu injections contain large doses of thimerosol, which is 49.6% mercury. That puts mercury at 50 parts per million in vaccines. And they are not placed on the skin, they are injected through the skin!
FDA Says Mercury in Cosmetics Is Dangerous, But Okay in Vaccines: Here’s Why
Gaia Health March 17, 2012
The FDA is worried about mercury in skin cosmetics, but also says that it’s perfectly all right to inject massively greater amounts into infants!
While you mull that over, here’s the info about cosmetics:
The FDA is warning “not to use skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, or lotions that might contain mercury”. It’s in many products, including skin lighteners and products to remove age spots, freckles, blemishes, wrinkles, and even acne. Though illegal, they’re often imported and are sold in many shops.
You can usually identify the existence of mercury in cosmetics by reading the label. It will usually be identified as mercurous chloride, calomel, mercuric, mercurio, or just plain mercury.
Charles Lee, Senior Medical Advisor at the FDA, states:
Exposure to mercury can have serious health consequences. It can damage the kidneys and the nervous system, and interfere with the development of the brain in unborn children and very young children. [Emphasis mine.]
Gaia Health has absolutely no argument with that statement.
The FDA allows mercury to be no more than 1 part per million in cosmetics.
Gaia Health is in complete agreement with that limitation. Using these products is foolish. They are truly dangerous. Mercury is one of the most toxic elements on earth.
Notice the FDA’s grave concern for the welfare of children. They’re fully aware that mercury can adversely affect brain development, along with harming both the kidneys and nervous system. Mercury is nasty stuff.
So how does the FDA justify the use of mercury in vaccines?
It is not true that mercury has been taken out of all vaccines given to children. Nearly all flu injections contain large doses of thimerosol, which is 49.6% mercury. That puts mercury at 50 parts per million in vaccines. And they are not placed on the skin, they are injected through the skin!
The FDA is suddenly all wound up about mercury in cosmetics, which is used mostly by adults. They’re concerned that it may exceed 1 part per million. They even warn that children may be harmed just by touching someone who’s used it.
But it’s okay to inject babies with mercury at 50 times that amount!
So, really, how does the FDA justify the use of mercury in vaccines?
If you care to try to wrap your mind around FDA-think, read their document on Thimerosal in Vaccines—if you have the stomach for it. What it amounts to is magical thinking:
- Ignore the fact that mercury is obviously extremely toxic, even at very low doses.
- Ignore the fact that the blood-brain barrier is largely nonexistent until a child reaches the age of 2 years.
- Cherry pick studies and data that seem to demonstrate little harm, while ignoring everything that clearly points to the opposite.
- Then, boldly state that mercury has been used in vaccines for decades without harm. “The autism epidemic? We don’t know what’s causing it, but we’re sure it isn’t mercury or vaccines. The neurological damage in so many children? Nope, can’t be caused by mercury or vaccines.”
The Reason for Banning Mercury in Cosmetics—But Not Vaccines
Obviously, this is criminal. But why does the FDA suddenly go after mercury in cosmetics, but continue to allow it in vaccines?
Do you believe that the FDA has just now discovered these mercury-containing cosmetic products?
As you may have read on Gaia Health, more and more, what directs governmental actions is determined by treaties. National sovereignty has less and less meaning as nations, including the US, UK, EU, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, and virtually every other nation on earth, with the singular exception of Russia. is signing them.
These treaties signify the rise of corporations as the true power. The purpose of these treaties is to make trade throughout the world operate under the same rules. If it’s legal in China, it will be legal in the US and France. If it’s illegal in Japan, it will be illegal in Mexico and Australia. If it’s beneficial for multinational corporations, it is being required everywhere.
Occasionally, a treaty is actually made for the benefit of people. Not often, but it still happens now and then. One such treaty is currently being negotiated on mercury. Agreements to ban its use in nearly everything are being reached, with one significant exception: vaccines.
As discussed in Mercury in Vaccines Will NOT Be Banned by UN or Treaty, the organization working towards the mercury treaty has done a little song and dance to give the impression that concerns about mercury in vaccines are being considered. But it’s nothing more than that. Big Pharma is simply too Big. The corporations in that industry may be the most powerful of all the world’s multinational corporations. They do not want mercury banned in vaccines, so it won’t be.
Most other mercury will be banned, and that includes its use in cosmetics. That’s why the FDA has just discovered mercury-containing cosmetics, but has no problem with mercury in vaccines. There’s logic behind it. It just isn’t the logic that values human lives or the welfare of babies. It’s the logic that values corporate profits over everything else.
That’s why the FDA is so worried about mercury in cosmetics while continuing to claim that there’s no problem injecting it into infants.