Addressing parents' concerns: do vaccines contain harmful preservatives, adjuvants, additives, or residuals?

@article{Offit2003AddressingPC,
  title={Addressing parents' concerns: do vaccines contain harmful preservatives, adjuvants, additives, or residuals?},
  author={Paul A. Offit and Rita K Jew},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={112 6 Pt 1},
  pages={1394-7}
}
Vaccines often contain preservatives, adjuvants, additives, or manufacturing residuals in addition to pathogen-specific immunogens. Some parents, alerted by stories in the news media or information contained on the World Wide Web, are concerned that some of the substances contained in vaccines might harm their children. We reviewed data on thimerosal, aluminum, gelatin, human serum albumin, formaldehyde, antibiotics, egg proteins, and yeast proteins. Both gelatin and egg proteins are contained… CONTINUE READING

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