The prevalence of ASD has increased significantly over the last thirty years. In order to explain this increase, everything from mercury in vaccines, the vaccines themselves, to pesticides have been blamed all of which have
In the neverending world of alternative medicine, it s always something. The non-medical roulette wheel from hell has a far greater number of wrong choices (37 on a standard roulette wheel ) than you ll find in a casino. And the wheel keeps spinning. It just landed on 16 (the atomic weight of oxygen), and it is unlikely that there were any winners.
Here is ACSH's official list of this year's top 10 scares
There seems to be new excitement in the world of vaccine-autism conspirators. As explained in a masterful debunking essay by David Gorski on Science-Based Medicine, the Internet abounds with new evidence that the CDC purposefully hid evidence of a link between the MMR vaccine and an increased risk of autism in African-American boys.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is putting out a book called, Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak: The Evidence Supporting the Immediate Removal of Mercury a Known Neurotoxin from Vaccines.
This year, our country has seen the highest incidence of measles 16 outbreaks and almost 500 reported cases since the year 2000 when the infection was declared eradicated in the
Catch the latest news on the mosquito-borne chikungunya disease you don't want to contract, why the pesticide-autism link is flawed, and the latest on unvaccinated children in the New York public school system
The journal Environmental Health Perspectives publishes any study linking a chemical to any bad outcome. Today s junkpile: a poorly conceived, poorly analyzed, data-dredged propaganda piece which strains to find a link between pesticides and autism. And fails.
As if parents of autistic children didn t have enough to contend with, now there s a pseudo-warning from the animal rights/vegan-promoting group PETA alleging that consumption of dairy products is linked to autism.
Another blogger voice is adding fuel to the anti-vaccine movement. Sharyl Attkisson, an investigative journalist, reports the findings of
Following the 1994 enactment of the Vaccines for Children program which was aimed to provide vaccinations for children whose parents
As if parents with autistic children don t have enough to worry about, there are a number of vultures out there who are all too willing to take advantage of these parents by selling treatments that are ineffective and dangerous, according to a report by the FDA.