Squalene News Release 27Sep2000

Congressman Jack Metcalf announced to a House Committee investigating Gulf War illnesses today that he has issued a report stating that squalene, a substance in unapproved vaccine adjuvant formulations, was found in the anthrax vaccine in amounts that could boost immune response---raising the possibility that squalene was used in innoculations given to gulf War era vets. GAO science investigators have documented concerns regarding the use of novel adjuvant formulations in vaccines, including squalene.

Metcalf compiled the report over a three year period, putting together a team led by his special Assistant,Norma Smith. It contains a series of documented conclusions, and an extensive compilation of supporting documents.

Congressman Metcalf's statement to the House Subcommittee on National Security,Veterans Affairs, and International Relations)