In a sub-section titled “Aluminum toxicity in the premature infant” of the publication “Aluminum in Food – The Nature and Contribution of Food Additives” Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky Dr. Robert Yokel states the following regarding aluminum in parenteral feeding:
“Another high risk group for Al toxicity is premature infants who are fed intravenously, because they do not tolerate oral feeding. The total parenteral nutrition feeding solutions given intravenously can contain significant Al, which is primarily derived from the calcium gluconate and phosphates used as components of the solution. As this feeding solution is given intravenously, and therefore 100% bioavailable, to premature infants whose kidneys are not fully matured and therefore less able to excrete the Al, they are at risk of sufficient Al accumulation to develop metabolic bone disease, cholestatic hepatitis, and reduction of mental development. To address this concern the U.S. Food and Drug Administration adopted a labeling requirement for Al in large and small volume parenterals used to prepare total parenteral nutrition solutions.”
The U.S. regulatory health agencies must be well aware of the fact that poor kidney function of premature infants makes aluminum more dangerous to them. Nevertheless, it is recommended that preterm infants receive the same doses of aluminum-containing vaccines as term infants, regardless of the baby's actual risk of disease exposure during the weeks or months of prematurity. Does this vaccination policy make any sense to you?
As a likely outcome of this vaccination policy, Dr. Mawson’s pilot study (Mawson et al., 2017) uncovered a 5.4-fold increase in the risk of neuro-developmental disorders (NDD) in vaccinated preterm infants compared to vaccinated term infants (who already had a 2.7-fold higher risk of NDD compared to unvaccinated term babies), whereas no association between prematurity and NDD was found in the absence of vaccination.
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