Friday, Nov 21, 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.
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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.” It’s a good thing, too, considering that the U.S. National Library of Medicine also reports that this substance used to be used to disinfect and treat wounds and that individuals “who received such treatment over and over again got sick, and some died.” In fact, the U.S. National Library of Medicine provides the number for Poison Control for people exposed to this chemical and notes that treatment for those exposed to it may include gastric lavage (stomach pumping), dialysis, and liquids by mouth or IV.
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.