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Aluminum Hydroxide

Used pharmaceutically as an antacid in humans and animals, precipitated aluminum hydroxide is one of a half a dozen distinct forms of aluminum adjuvants present in vaccines, including the Infanrix DTaP, Kinrix DTaP-IPV combination vaccine, Pediarix DTaP-HepB-IPV combination vaccine, Havrix Aep A, Engerix-B Hep B, Twinrix HepA/HepB, Ixiaro Japanese Encephalitis, Bexsero Meningococcal, and Boostrix Tdap. As one of the ingredients in the Biothrax Anthrax vaccine, aluminum hydroxide was named as the “most likely culprit” of the motor neuron degeneration and cognitive dysfunction found in military personnel commonly known as the “Gulf War Syndrome.” After studying mice to mimic the same symptoms of the Western armies in the 1990-1991 Gulf War, a study was published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry that showed the heavy neurotoxicity of the aluminum hydroxide as a vaccine adjuvant.