Decades ago the medical establishment insisted autism resulted in the coldness of the mother. Obviously that was 180 degrees wrong.
Just a few years ago they insisted autism was almost all genetic. That was largely wrong because autism is very much environmental.
Now, as autism continues to increase, those in the scientific establishment are finally admitting that environmental causes play a major role.
Some scientists, parents, and advocates have been ahead of the curve for many years, insisting that toxic chemicals and other pollutants are major factors in autism. Some of those experts spoke Tuesday on a conference call.
Some of the suspected culprits are endocrine disruptors such as brominated flame retardants, pesticides, BPA and phthalates. Mercury and lead are also known neurotoxins.
Many of these chemicals are ubiquitous in household products and even toys, and unfortunately, most people don’t know about it. The law that is supposed to provide protection against dangerous chemicals is 35 years old and has virtually no restrictions on chemicals, which don’t need to be tested before going to market.
To read my article on Examiner.com, about this, click here.
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