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Embalming Fluid in Vaccines?

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It seems clear that formaldehyde (at least the kind produced by chemical companies) or any solutions that contain it should be kept as far away as possible from the human body. Unless, of course, you wish to preserve a dead body.

I recently read an article about a woman who died in hospital in Ulyanovsk, Russia after doctors mistakenly administered a formaldehyde solution instead of saline during a scheduled laparoscopic operation to remove ovarian cysts. During the procedure, doctors irrigated the abdominal cavity of 28-year-old Ekaterina Fedyaeva with formalin—a 40 percent solution of formaldehyde in water—causing the woman to convulse and fall into a coma.1 2

Fedyaeva died of organ failure three weeks later as a result of being “poisoned by the embalming fluid.” Formaldehyde is used in embalming fluid to preserve dead bodies. So, in essence, the woman was “embalmed—alive.”1 2

According to an article in Live Science that referenced toxicologist Christopher Hoyte, MD of the University of Colorado Hospital:

[D]octors know that formaldehyde can cause a number of harmful effects in living people. If injected into a person, formaldehyde can cause red blood cells to rupture, and it can also lead to a condition called acidosis, in which a person has too much acid in their blood. This latter effect occurs because one of the biproducts of formaldehyde is an acid (called formic acid).3

In the same article, Lewis Nelson, MD, of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School was quoted as saying that formalin in the body is “very dangerous to all living tissues and would disrupt the function of nearly every living organ.”3 

Two articles about the toxic effects of formaldehyde—”Formaldehyde: A Poison and Carcinogen4 and “Formaldehyde Flooring Gets Higher Toxic Risk Rating from CDC“—have been published in The Vaccine Reaction.5 In the first article, TVR staff writer Kate Raines quotes from a warning by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)…

Ingestion of as little as 30 ml of a 37% solution of formaldehyde (formalin) can result in death. Diverse damage to other organ systems including the liver, kidney, spleen, pancreas, brain, and central nervous systems can occur from the acute response to ingestion of formaldehyde.4

It seems clear that formaldehyde (at least the kind produced by chemical companies) or any solutions that contain it should be kept as far away as possible from the human body. Unless, of course, you wish to preserve a dead body.

So, what in the world is formaldehyde doing in vaccines?

Formaldehyde is added to four of the 11 influenza vaccines licensed in the United States, including Influenza (Fluad); Influenza (Fluarix) Trivalent & Quadrivalent; Influenza (Flulaval) Trivalent & Quadrivalent; and Influenza (Fluzone) High-Dose.6 7 8

There is also formaldehyde in the following vaccines: Anthrax (Biothrax), DT (Sanofi), DTaP (Daptacel), DTaP (Infanrix), DTaP-IPV (Kinrix), DTaP (Quadracel), DTaP-HepB-IPV (Pediarix), DTaP-IPV/Hib (Pentacel), Hib (ActHIB), Hib (Hiberix), Hib Mening. CY (MenHibrix), Hep A (Vaqta), Hep B (Recombivax), Japanese Encephalitis (Ixiaro), Meningococcal (MenACWY-Menactra), Meningococcal (MenACWY-Menveo), Polio (IPV-Ipol), Td (Tenivac), Td (Mass Biologics), Tdap (Adacel), Tdap (Boostrix), and Typhoid (inactivated-Typhim Vi).8

That’s a total of 26 vaccines licensed in the U.S. that contain formaldehyde. The purpose of the toxin is to kill or “inactivate” viruses used in the vaccines so that the vaccines will not infect you with those viruses. The first problem with this logic is that the process of using formaldehyde to inactivate viruses is not always successful.7 Perhaps the best example of this was the “Cutter Incident” in 1955 in which some 40,000 children were injected with the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) developed by Jonas Salk, MD.

About 200 of those children were severely paralyzed and 10 of them died. According to an article by Janine Roberts in The Ecologist, “The general consensus was that these cases had been caused by viruses in the vaccine that had survived the formaldehyde.”7 9

The second problem with the formaldehyde/virus inactivation logic that the FDA is allowing vaccine manufacturers to put a dangerous chemical compound used to make embalming fluid into vaccines without proof that it is safe to do that.


1 Bever L. Her surgery was supposed to be routine. Instead, this Russian woman was ‘embalmed alive.’ The Washington Post Apr. 9, 2018.
2 Scalpel S. A Woman ‘Embalmed Alive’?. MedPage Today Apr. 22, 2018.
3 Rettner R. What Happens If You Get Injected with Embalming Fluid? Live Science Apr. 10, 2018.
4 Raines K. Formaldehyde: A Poison and Carcinogen. The Vaccine Reaction Nov. 5, 2015.
5 Raines K. Formaldehyde Flooring Gets Higher Toxic Risk Rating from CDCThe Vaccine Reaction Mar. 22, 2016.
6 Cáceres M. Those Who Give Vaccines Should Know The Ingredients in VaccinesThe Vaccine Reaction Oct. 12, 2017.
7 Cáceres M. Formaldehyde Doesn’t Always Kill VirusesThe Vaccine Reaction Jan. 22, 2018.
8 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary. CDC.gov.
9 Roberts J. Polio: the virus and the vaccineThe Ecologist May 2004.

15 Responses to Embalming Fluid in Vaccines?

  1. kain33 Reply

    May 21, 2018 at 7:20 am

    most of the vaccines have very little tests and majority are done by producer or university getting money from them. Chief editor of lanced telling us that majority of research in last 20 years is of very little accuracy. Please look at vaccines like MMR or HPV which after “tests” and approval proved to be very dangerous for kids and producer knew about that but decided to hide that fact. Not to mention that some test stopped in very moment when first problems where found and vaccine was called safe and effective.

  2. Brendan Reply

    May 3, 2018 at 10:50 am

    The article was making some great points and then came to an abrupt end. I would be very much interested to know what concentration and amount of formaldehyde is used in the particular vaccines. That would bring to light the level of toxicity when compared with the woman who was poisoned in Russia.

    • Chris Reply

      May 3, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      The Fluarix Quadrivalent influenza vaccine contains less than or equal to 50 micrograms of formaldehyde per adult dose. The Russian woman may have been irrigated with around 200 ml or more of the formalin solution (formaldehyde in saline) so that amount would have contained 80 grams of formaldehyde or 1,600,000-times the amount of formalin as in a Fluarix influenza shot. The Fluzone influenza vaccine has up to 100 micrograms of residual formaldehyde per dose so the Russian woman still came into contact with 800,000 times more formaldehyde than in that vaccine.

      By comparison to the 100 micrograms of formaldehyde in the flu shot, a pear contains up to 12,000 micrograms, or 120-240 times the amount in the influenza vaccines above.

      The amount ingested above (30 ml of a 37% solution) contains 11.1 grams of formaldehyde or over 200,000-times the amount compared to the Fluarix injection.

      • sheldon101 Reply

        May 7, 2018 at 10:16 pm

        Tsk, Tsk. Don’t you know that formaldehyde in vaccines is a homeopathic medicine. The less there is of it, the more dangerous it is. Just because the human body produces it and the food we eat contain it doesn’t mean a tiny, tiny amount isn’t producing an adverse reaction when it comes with the magic anti-vaxxer meme. I don’t know why we don’t have a warning and an article on the dangers of dihydrogen oxide in vaccines.

  3. Bandyboo Reply

    May 2, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Marco Cáceres – Yee Haa…. another “scare-you-senseless” piece. Sorry, I’m not jumping on the “Let’s end vaccines” bandwagon. The instances of the bad results are simply minuscule compared to the good they do. The chemical makeup of vaccines are not the same as the 40% bag of mystery water the Russian woman got. BTW, embalming fluid has more than 1 chemical, not just formaldehyde. Why do those who buy into the fear tactics always think someone is out to get them? Thinking big pharma wants you dead is not true.

  4. Joan Reply

    May 1, 2018 at 9:28 am

    What will it take for people to wake up???? If MSM were to begin reporting the truth it would be a start, but that isn’t likely to happen anytime soon. We’re doomed.

  5. Alex Reply

    May 1, 2018 at 8:16 am

    The article looks unfinished. Where is the conclusion? What are the other facts known?

    • Joan Reply

      May 1, 2018 at 9:30 am

      I thought the same thing. The article abruptly ended without warning haha.

  6. Pamela Sapp Reply

    May 1, 2018 at 8:15 am

    And to think I was fired from my job in healthcare for refusing a mandatory flu vaccine. I knew the dangers and yet I was mocked and terminated. What a disgrace the healthcare industry is.

  7. Therese Meisling Reply

    May 1, 2018 at 7:33 am

    The only way you’ll get these horrible subtances studied or pulled from the vaccines is if they cause male infertilty.
    Any other problem, including death of innocent people or permanent infertiltiy in girls due to gardasil is ok with big pharma and the leglislators taking kick backs.

  8. Ken Conrad Reply

    May 1, 2018 at 5:50 am

    So, what in the world is formaldehyde doing in vaccines?”

    Indeed, and what in the world are doctors thinking in suggesting that bypassing the body’s natural censoring mechanisms via the injection of toxic chemical and biological ingredients found in vaccines, is a constructive and health nurturing modus operandi???

  9. Brooke Reply

    May 1, 2018 at 5:24 am

    Read this. I also want to talk about aluminum in vaccines. Xoxo.

  10. Julie Reply

    May 1, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Wow. Another possible cause of Gulf War Syndrome??? When the soldiers had to receive 20-30 vaccines in 2-3 days immediately before being deployed?

  11. Elijah Varga Reply

    May 1, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Is it not funny that vaccines do not getting the same rigorous tests like other chemical drugs on the ground that they are biological prep.Now what the hell are all those non organic, chemicals that are in all vaccines if not simply chemistry?From Hg, Al, and all sorts of chemicals like Zero weedkiller, formaldehyde and an endless chemicals,some listed, some not, even grounded nanoparticled glass and on and on.

    • sheldon101 Reply

      May 9, 2018 at 10:09 pm

      Wrong. Vaccines get tested in huge trials. Much, much larger than those for other drugs or biologicals. And in the case of the flu vaccine every batch has to be tested. That may be true of other vaccines. I think this is an outgrowth of the Cutter polio vaccine debacle. Cutter unlike the other makers of the Salk Vaccine didn’t follow the protocol of Salk.

      There’s also post-approval testing that continues and continues with VAERS and similar programs world wide as well as the directed research on vaccine issues with some of the largest databases in the US which have computerized records such as Kaiser Permante.

      Because of all this testing and post approval surveillance problems can be found that might not be seen with other interventions. That’s the case of the first rotavirus vaccine which correlated with a condition called intersuccession. That was a very rare condition, but the vaccine was removed from sale a year after approval. Each year there wasn’t a vaccine 5 children died in the US. So 35 children died in the US before the evil Dr. Offit’s rotavirus vaccine was approved 7 years later. We know the infants who got intersuccession. We don’t know

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