Polysorbate 80

May 24, 2013

Polysorbate 80 (aka, Tween)

* (for a full list of vaccines containing this ingredient, click here)

The following was written by Daniel Duncan:

Polysorbate 80 in vaccines has become a controversial topic. When I worked in a food lab and as a mixologist in food production, we used Tween 80, (another name for Polysorbate 80), as an emulsifier to get flavoring oils to mix with water, and personally I never thought anything of it at the time. I did not suffer any ill effects from contact or from using it, however that was over 20 years ago and I never injected it into the skin.

According to the MSDS sheet at Science lab.com, section 11: Toxicological Information, it was tested for inhalation and ingestion and was shown to be slightly hazardous on skin contact, ingestion and inhalation. however these are minor compared to other potential side effects of it’s use especially in an intravenous or immunologic setting. In the same section of toxicological information it states that it may cause reproductive effects, it may cause cancer, and may be a mutagenic, (change the genetics), in animals but this is followed up with the statement, no human data found. Well, unless they use people as lab rats, they won’t find this data until it is used on humans to an extent to present this data.

According to PubMed.Gov a service of the U.S. Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health, a report shows that neonatal rats were injected with small doses of polysorbate 80 and the results were major effects on the reproductive organs of the rats, resulting in infertility. (see the PubMed link below). Considering this is a component of the Gardasil HPV vaccine, (not to mention other vaccines), and they are recommending this to girls at prepubescent ages, there should be some concern to any parent that this could possibly lead to infertility in your child.

Another research article at PubMed studied Polysorbate 80 in an intravenous vitamin mix given to a pregnant woman who suffered anaphylactic shock where polysorbate 80 was identified as the causative agent, and yet another study showed two patients who developed hypersensitive reactions to red blood cell growth hormones and subsequent skin testing indicated polysorbate 80 as the culprit. This finding might have implications in the recent increase in the incidence of pure red cell aplasia.

Polysorbate 80 in vaccines appears to be innocent when looking at the MSDS, but further digging reveals a possible hidden danger, especially a potential sterility to girls, and amplified because it is in all 3 Gardasil vaccines.

Polysorbate 80 in vaccines: a partial listing

Acel-Immune DTaP – diphtheria – tetanus – pertussis / Wyeth-Ayerst

FluShield / Wyeth-Ayerst

Gardasil – HPV / Merck

JE-VAX – Japanese encephalitis / Aventis Pasteur USA

TheraCys BCG – (intravesicle -not licensed in US for tuberculosis) / Aventis Pasteur USA

Tripedia – diphtheria – tetanus – pertussis / Aventis Pasteur USA



pubMed: infertility in rats

PubMed: Anaphalactic reactions

PubMed: Red Blood Cell Aplasia

Informed Choice:

Gardasil leaflet with Ingredients and Side Effects

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to give medical advice. It is a call to educate yourself so that in making a decision where your child is concerned, you should take an active role in learning all you can from medical experts on both sides of the fence, then make an educated decision. we did not make an informed decision until one son got Leukemia and another developed Autism immediately after receiving his MMR vaccine. This has sent us on a quest to inform ourselves and others to seriously question what kind of toxic soups are being injected with the vaccines. Odds are if your child is injured by a vaccine, you have little or no recompense against the industry.

Note: For those concerned about vaccine ingredients, you can rest easy now because Big Pharma says this.

Still want to do more research? See:

Hypersensitivity reaction to human papillomavirus vaccine due to polysorbate 80 (2012 BMJ case report)

Hypersensitivity reactions to the polysorbate contained in recombinant erythropoietin and darbepoietin (2005 Case Report)