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Many vaccines have tiny amounts of inorganic matter, investigation finds

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 03 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j596
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

A wide sample of vaccines contained microscopic amounts of non-biodegradable inorganic matter such as lead, stainless steel, and iron, researchers have found. The quality control investigation, published in the International Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination,1 examined 44 vaccines produced by several manufacturers in France and Italy.

The authors, from the National Council of Research of Italy, said that the …

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