Vaccination Gamble
Vaccination Gamble

Activated Charcoal for Vaccine Poisoning

Vaccines have come under the spotlight again and again over the past ten years. With the recent news that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) committed fraud in its hiding of damning evidence concerning the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine, the vaccine industry and vaccine safety have taken center stage. The focus of this article will be the potential benefits of administering activated charcoal not only in cases of overt vaccine poisoning, but also as a preventive.

At one program we conducted, a mother (a speech therapist) engaged me after my presentation asking about using activated charcoal in cases of vaccine poisoning. Her family had been victims. Here is her story:

“My daughter was traveling to Africa to work as a missionary for a year. We had discussed the matter of vaccination in our family before this and decided we would not vaccinate any of our children because of the potential harm we had found when researching the topic. But because of the increased exposure to tropical disease, we were finally persuaded to agree to my daughter being vaccinated. In a show of support for my daughter, we decided as a family we would all be vaccinated.

As we were preparing to leave the clinic, I was standing at the counter talking with a nurse, when I looked down at my youngest son holding onto my skirt. Just as I asked him if he was okay, his eyes rolled back in his head, he collapsed to the floor, and started seizing. As I went to help him, my daughter collapsed on the floor… The nurse assured me it was not serious… They didn’t even have a stethoscope in the entire clinic!”

Because of this incident, she decided she would not be vaccinated again according to a employee policy at the denominational hospital she worked at. She was fired.

Allergic Reaction or Poison Reaction?

If one takes just a few minutes and reviews some of the hundreds of case studies on the Internet of vaccine poisoned/damaged children, it is clear the above case is not unique, AND not as damaging as many have reported. The cases are typically referred to as “an allergic reaction” in an attempt to, in the public's eye, minimize the number of people who are affected by vaccines, minimize the damage done, and to marginalize those individuals as the oddities of society who cannot tolerate otherwise harmless products - like peanuts. But, in the case of vaccines, it is an “allergic” reaction in the same way someone suffers an allergy to lead when shot in the head with a lead bullet. The reality is, a vaccine reaction is much more than just an allergic reaction, it is a poison reaction.

Vaccines are, for the most part, a stew of toxic compounds called adjuvants that are included in vaccines to fool the body’s immune system to react as if there is more viral/bacterial matter than there really is.

The CDC states on its website that these adjuvants are closely tested before they are licensed for use in the US. That is of little assurance in light of the case of fraud outlined by one of its own lead scientists. So what are these adjuvants that are suspended into the toxic cocktails? Here are the most common Adjuvants:

  • Aluminum
  • Amino Acids & Proteins
  • Formaldehyde
  • Benzethonium Chloride
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • MRC-5 (human DNA, protein, albumin)
  • Thimerosal (approximately 50% mercury)
  • Yeast extract/MSC
  • Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide
  • 2-Phenoxyethoanol

What do all these ingredients mean? Basically, poison. That is why many healthcare professionals are afraid to vaccinate their own children.

Aluminum, even though it is everywhere in the environment, if it gets into our bloodstream it can quickly become toxic - especially in infants. If aluminum is injected into the body (as in vaccines) it “bypasses the protective mechanism of the GI tract and aluminum circulates and is deposited in human tissues. Aluminum toxicity is difficult to identify in infants because few reliable techniques are available to evaluate bone metabolism in . . . infants . . . Although aluminum toxicity is not commonly detected clinically, it can be serious in selected patient populations, such as neonates [newborns], and may be more common than is recognized.” [Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Document 02N-0496]

How much is too much?

Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature babies, who received injected levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per day, accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity [Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Document NDA 19-626/S-019]

For a small newborn this would be 10-20 micrograms
For an adult 350 micrograms

So how much aluminum is in the vaccines that are routinely given to children?

Hib (PedVaxHib brand only) 225 mcg per shot
Hepatitis B  250 mcg
DTaP  170 to 625 mcg
Pneumococcus  125 mcg
Hepatitis A      250 mcg
HPV   225 mcg
Pentacel (DTaP, HIB and Polio combo vaccine)  330 mcg
Pediarix (DTaP, Hep B and Polio combo vaccine)  850 mcg

At birth, most children are given the hepatitis B vaccination. The amount of aluminum in the Hepatitis B vaccine alone is almost 14 TIMES THE AMOUNT OF ALUMINUM THAT IS FDA-APPROVED.


At well-child check-ups, it’s common for 2 month, 4 month, 6 month etc., appointments to include up to 8 vaccinations that add up to more than 1,000 mcg of aluminum. Look at the chart above and notice that that amount isn’t even safe for a 350 pound adult. And many children get up to 8 vaccinations a visit several times a year!

According to the FDA and the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), what happens if a child receives more than the maximum required dose of aluminum?

  • Aluminum builds up in the bones and brain and can be toxic.
  • Aluminum can cause neurological harm.
  • Aluminum overdose can be fatal in patients with weak kidney’s or kidney disorders or in premature babies. (How many children are tested to see if their kidney’s are functioning properly before they are vaccinated?  Could this also be why the Hepatitis B shot, given to infants at birth, has been linked to SIDS? Neonatal Deaths After Hep B vaccination.)

[Aluminum Toxicity in Infants and Children, Committee on Nutrition, American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Volume 97, Number 3 March, 1996, pp. 413-416]

And that is just for Aluminum.

If you can bear to read the rest of the poisons being injected into otherwise mentally and physically healthy babies, visit

Leaving aside all the fear mongering, power politics, and pharma marketing, how might activated charcoal neutralize or moderate the effects of these toxic compounds?

First, unless there is a long contact time with the activated charcoal, aluminum is poorly adsorbed by activated charcoal.

Other Adjuvants:
Of the rest of the toxins listed above, online research suggests activated charcoal will have a neutralizing effect to varying degrees on some proteins, formaldehyde, Benzethonium Chloride, and mercury. The critical factor is how soon after the toxin is introduced into the body, and how much charcoal is given. The charcoal powder can be taken orally as a slurry, applied topically as a poultice, or mixed into tub water.

The best defense is to Inform Yourself what options are available should you decided you do not want to go the vaccine route. Faced with the social pressure, and governmental intimidation and threats directed at young parents, some may choose vaccination. For those families, applying activated charcoal, as soon after the vaccines are given, may offer some neutralizing benefits.

Vaccine Injured Children
For those parents faced with vaccine injured children, based on the experience of other parents we would suggest giving activated charcoal a serious experiment. In those cases of autism associated with certain vaccines (for example MMR) where there is evidence of gut damage, activated charcoal may work to neutralize the surge of cytokines that have been implicated with some crippling mental behaviors. It is a benign option and may offer some protection. Activated charcoal should not be considered as a stand-alone treatment, but combined with proven therapeutic diets and therapy. Certainly our prayers go out to you as you experiment with those simple natural remedies that, if they do no good, will do no harm.