Rat Poison Chemical Found in Ingredient List For HPV Vaccine
by Joanne Waldron [Nov 2008]
What do rat poison and the HPV vaccine have in common? The answer is a
hazardous chemical known as sodium borate. Savvy readers may wonder what a toxin
that is commonly used to kill rats is doing in the ingredient list for the HPV
vaccine that is currently being pushed on girls as young as nine and is even
being considered for men and boys. Unfortunately, the answer isn't very
comforting, especially for new U.S. residents for whom the HPV injection
containing sodium borate is now mandated.
What is Sodium Borate?
Sodium borate, a boric acid salt also known as borax, has many common uses. In addition to its use as a rat poison, it is also used in laundry detergents, cosmetics, enamel glazes, flame retardants, and buffer solutions in chemistry. However, sodium borate also has antifungal properties, which means that its probable reason for being in the vaccine is to act as a preservative.
Sodium Borate Banned as Food Additive
Sodium borate is used as a food additive in some countries, but it is now outlawed in many places. For example, one Australian government recall site notes: "Product is Borax (sodium borate) which is a non permitted food additive and is harmful to health." So, if it's "harmful to health," why is it being added to the HPV vaccine?
No Longer Used in Medical Preparations
The U.S. National Library of Medicine states in an article that boric acid is "no longer commonly used in medical preparations.
Sodium Borate Poisoning Symptoms Mimic Reactions to HPV Vaccine
Sadly, the information about sodium borate gets even scarier. Another government website article states that exposure to sodium borate can cause convulsions and other ill health effects. Interestingly enough, young girls who receive the HPV vaccine have reported similar symptoms to those that appear in cases of sodium borate poisoning. This particular government site provides the following warning regarding this chemical: "WARNING! HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED, INHALED OR ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN. CAUSES IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT." Given this information, is sodium borate really something that should be injected into humans? This is something the reader should carefully consider, along with the previously reported information, before choosing to receive the controversial HPV vaccine.
About the author
Joanne Waldron is a computer scientist with a passion for writing and sharing health-related news and information with others. She runs the Naked Wellness: The Gentle Health Revolution forum, which is devoted to achieving radiant health, well-being, and longevity.