Anti-vaxx parents have started to kick things up a notch by giving vaccinated children something they refer to as "detox baths."
We are lucky enough to live in an age where science can explain almost everything. We know how to travel in space, and we have cured or at least staved off a number of different diseases. However, a certain movement is doing its level best to undo some of the hard work done by humankind to eradicate those diseases.
We are of course talking about the anti-vaxx movement. A vested effort by parents to stop their children from being vaccinated. Worrying, as it is a movement born out of misinformation. That misinformation not only puts their own children at risk but also others around them. Some children can't be vaccinated due to their age or other issues, and if those who can be vaccinated don't do so, it ups the risk of the unvaccinated becoming ill.
According to KidSpot, the anti-vaxx movement has just been taken to the next level. As more and more drastic measures are taken to prevent parents from not vaccinating their parents, anti-vaxx parents are upping their game too. Some of them are now resorting to attempting to undo the work that vaccinations have done to already vaccinated children.
They're doing this by giving vaccinated children something that is being referred to as a detox bath. These baths typically tend to be made up of bentonite clay, coriander, lavender, and Epsom salts. Anti-vaxxers believe that the concoction removes the "harmful toxins" administered to the child via vaccines. Medical professionals have already spoken out against the practice, claiming that parents are probably doing more harm than good.
"You might be creating more of a toxin in your body than what you’re trying to remove," nutritionist Adrian Stone explained to the Geelong Advertiser. Although measures are being taken to thwart anti-vaxxers, the rate at which false information can spread online is worrying. Parents have already been sharing their detox bath ideas online with others, as well as different methods they use to try and counteract vaccines.