I was shocked by the information I was reading. I attempted to post to the event the scientific evidence that refutes his claims, but that was deleted. I attempted to educate Jim Bob Haggerton himself, but that was deleted as well. Here I am going to go line by line to show the scientific evidence that disprove the scare tactics that this presenter was trying to use.
For reference the original blog post is here: http://www.family-wellness.com/vaccines-part-4-whats-in-a-vaccine/
His first point is that there is "Mercury aka Thimerisol" in vaccinations. He says
"Suffice to say it is one of the most dangerous neurotoxins in our world today. Symptoms and side effects of mercury toxicity include: brain damage, loss of vision, peripheral neuropathies, muscle weakness, speech impairment, coordination loss, mood alteration, memory loss, emotional instability, depression, suicidal tendencies, kidney disease, and anemia to name a few."
He also says that he isn't going to go into the molecular structure of mercury because much smarter people need to explain that. This is precisiesly the issue with his argument against "mercury"; understanding the molecular structure is critical. The difference between ethyl mercury and methyl mercury is very important. Ethyl Mercury is a metabolite of thimerisol, the kind found in some flu vaccines. It does not accumulate in the body. Methyl Mercury, the kind found in deep sea fish, has environmental concerns and does bio-accumulate in the body and cause all those scary things listed above.
The second ingredient he lists is aluminum. He states that it crosses the blood-brain barrier and leads to things like alzheimers and breast cancer, and that the amount babies receive by 18 months is very high.
I'll first address the high amount of aluminum. These statements completely leave out that aluminum is naturally occuring in many of the things babies are already exposed to; namely water and infant formula. Haggerton asserts
"Toxic levels of aluminum have been demonstrated at 11-14 mcg in children. (this is for a 6 pound baby). "
While the FDA says:
"For example, the amount of aluminum in the hepatitis B vaccine given at birth is 0.25 mg."
Research supporting this can be found here
Next, it has been falsly reported that high amounts of aluminum were found in the brains of those diagnosed with alzheimers. Reasearch has shown that the amount of aluminum found in those with alzheimers is no more than others. You can find that here
He also assert that aluminum causes breast cancer. I had heard this before and happened upon this blog: http://theconversation.com/does-aluminium-cause-alzheimers-and-breast-cancer-8799. Where she says:
"anyone with a modicum of training in biology will tell you that it is impossible for vaccines (or any other injected medicine) to contain human tissue. The reason is simple: if you are injected with anything containing tissue from another person, your body will immediately recognize it as an invader and begin attacking it. This immune response is often quite radical and can easily lead to death! This is why blood from a donor to a recipient must be carefully matched before the recipient can receive it. Thus, there is no human tissue of any kind in vaccines. "
You can find the science behind this here.
I've gone through each of the three "harmful" ingredients that Jim Bob Haggerton listed in his blog. Above I have proven each one of his claims to be false. When you hear people yelling about doing your own research, please do. The important part about doing your own research, is making sure that this reasearch is done by credible sources and contain truthful information.