Autism is an epidemic and a pandemic by any reasonable definition of those words.
… Genetic theories of autism never made much sense because “there is no such thing as a genetic epidemic” — the human genome just does not change that fast.
… In the last decade, three groups of top epidemiologists have published consensus statements declaring that neurodevelopmental disabilities including autism are caused by toxicants in the environment.
… We have fairly good data that five classes of toxicants increase autism risk:
- Mercury from coal fired power plants and diesel trucks;
- Pesticides & herbicides;
- EMF/RFR; and
- Pharmaceuticals (Tylenol, SSRIs, & vaccines).