It’s not so much that people are starting to look at labels more, like it’s some new fad that everyone’s neighbour is doing. No, in reality it’s that we distrust what is going into our products and/or we have sensitivities, allergies or other health conditions that prevent us from consuming some or even most products available at the average grocery store.
People are slowly paying attention, they are realizing that they really don’t know much about what’s in the food they consume or how it’s prepared, shipped and sometimes even where it came from.
We know that organic is better, but are now realizing that just because it says organic, it may not be.
It doesn’t start or even end with our food.
Since this is an autism/vaccine blog I’ll relate it to that, but it applies to many other things as well.
A substance at certain levels –doses, quantity, (take your pick)- tests as dangerous, deadly or otherwise will make us very ill. If you reduce that amount the resulting reaction will not test the same. It could be considered less dangerous or in the short term / physically appear to be safe and therefore becomes the recommended level. This of course should change if it is discovered that the recommendation is in fact not safe and should be taken very seriously when put into question by numerous people.
Unfortunately this recommendation is based on a one shot/one substance exposure.
But so what right? What does it matter since the amount is safe and it’s not like you’re going to get exposed to said substance enough times to even matter and doesn’t our bodies just clear that all out anyway?
You know it probably wouldn’t matter, wouldn’t have even come into question, just like what’s in our food, until we had to.
The concern basically is accumulative amount. It’s not that complicated to understand so it’s a wonder why this concern is clearly being dismissed instead of honestly being looked into.
We know that through testing of umbilical cords after birth that are babies are being exposed to more chemicals than before and that they are in fact passing through the placenta. You add in the possible “direct exposure” like rhogam, flu and other shots. Antibiotics, prenatal vitamins and other products that may have to be taken during pregnancy should be accounted for as well. Very shortly after a baby is born – depending on where you are mind you – they receive neonatal eye care, hep b and a vitamin k shot. Then begins the vaccination schedule that most commonly is –please correct me if I’m wrong – 1-3 shots, consisting of single or combo, fighting 4-8 “vaccine preventable diseases” in one sitting, that usually happens at 2, 4, 6, 12, 18 and 24mths to start with. I don’t need to lay out the whole schedule since I think you get the picture.
Again, who cares right, since the body has a function that removes toxins and all that.
That’s true….to a degree.
We honestly don’t know for sure how much our bodies can handle at one time, but this is only part of the concern. The concern is children who have difficulty or cannot expel certain substances from their bodies like you or I.
Well that is still in debate and until we know why, we should be taking precautions or at least even looking into the issue.
Is it possible to test children before, during or after vaccination to make sure it is safe for them?
Can an alternate schedule or even alternate way of vaccination be made available to at risk children?
Can we change the recommendation to stop risk to more children?
These are the questions that our “Health Care Superiors” should be asking. Instead of placing their focus on trying to sway non-vaxxers and people with questions about vaccines and instead of pretending to address concerns, they should be addressing them properly so that people can actually feel safe and comfortable with vaccinating or not vaccinating.
Whether you choose to vaccinate or not; doing so blindly is only going to hurt you and others.