I, Erica, worked in a gastroenterology office.
I assisted with in-office endoscopies, uppers and lowers, and we also took biopsies.
There are biopsy bottles to put the samples in, and then we send those bottles to labs.
In these bottles is what is called a "10% neutral buffered formalin"...
To, you know...preserve the sample.
Here is a picture of one of those bottles!
READ WHAT THIS BOTTLE SAYS!!!
"Caution contains formaldehyde.
Toxic by inhalation and if swallowed. Irritating to the eyes, respiratory system and skin. May cause sensitization by inhalation or skin contact. Risk of serious damage to eyes. May cause cancer - repeated or prolonged exposure increase the risk. May be FATAL if swallowed."...
BUT ITS OKAY WHEN INJECTED?!?!?!?!?
Formaldehyde is in the following vaccines..:
-DTaP (Daptacel and Infarix)
-Hib/Mening. CY (menHibrix)
-Influenza (Flulaval) Trivalent and Quadralent
-Influenza (Fluzone: Standard (Trivalent and Quadralent) High-Dose, and Intradermal)
And GEUSS WHAT VACCINES ARE ON THE CDC RECOMMENDED PEDIATRIC VACCINE SCHEDULE?!?!?!
At Birth, 2, 4, 6, 12, and 18 months and then at 11/12 years!
Also, the Influenza is usually given at 6 months and every year from then out...sometimes more, given the child's "risk"...
CDC Vaccine Schedule Birth to 18 years