Mandating vaccine opinion

Although drug companies, federal regulatory agencies and medical trade groups state there is no need to throw out antiperspirants, the fact remains that the link between aluminum and breast cancer has not been ruled out.

NIH’s National Cancer Institute is clear that studies have provided conflicting results and that additional research would be needed to determine if a relationship does or does not exist.

Rick Perry's 2007 decision to mandate the human papillomavirus vaccination for young girls and Rep.

Michele Bachmann's inflammatory remarks continue to generate controversy, health officials want the public to understand that the vaccine is no more a dangerous, draconian, "government injection" (in Bachmann's words) than the hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella vaccines that most states mandate.

The FDA also warned people with renal (kidney) dysfunction to avoid aluminum-containing antiperspirants, carrying the implication that aluminum-based compounds are indeed absorbed into the body when applied to the skin.Only 22 percent of respondents said they would support the requirement, and 63 percent of conservatives said they oppose the idea.Not a single demographic -- men, women, Democrats or Independents -- would support the mandate.But it looks like the damage has already been done.A new Daily Kos/SEIU Weekly State of the Nation poll shows that mandating the HPV vaccine for 6th-grade girls is deeply unpopular.

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