The causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are poorly understood. There have been many culprits, including environmental pollutants, parental ages, and genetic determinants, but these are at best, theoretical, and at worst, made up.
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The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) seems to have increased significantly over the last thirty years, resulting in much speculation about the causes of this disorder. Everything from pollution to vaccines to labor induction/augmentation has been blamed,
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) characterized by persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction as well as restricted repetitive patterns of behavior seems to have increased significantly over the last thirty years. This has led
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