The Surprising Cause of Autism?

You’ve probably¬† heard about the sharp increase in the occurrence of autism over the past decade or so. In fact, chances are good that you know someone affected by this brain disorder. While the jury is still out on what is causing this alarming trend, here are a few likely culprits.

When it comes to autism, many medical doctors seem to be stumped as to what is causing the marked increase in children displaying autistic tendencies. However, if you take a step back and look at the changes in the modern lifestyle over the past couple of decades, it’s not difficult to see that it’s almost certainly related.

The number of studies pointing to toxic exposure as the cause for autistic behaviors is mounting. And it’s obvious that modern humans are exposed to more toxins in our daily lives than ever before.

Check out this article for more details on this growing problem:

Last month, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published a report identifying one dozen common chemicals (listed below) known to disrupt brain development and cause brain damage, neurological abnormalities, reduced IQ, and aggressiveness in children.10,11 The authors call for the implementation of urgent preventive strategies to quell the trend of brain damage, stating:

“We postulate that even more neurotoxicants remain undiscovered. To control the pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity, we propose a global prevention strategy.

Untested chemicals should not be presumed to be safe to brain development, and chemicals in existing use and all new chemicals must therefore be tested for developmental neurotoxicity.

To coordinate these efforts and to accelerate translation of science into prevention, we propose the urgent formation of a new international clearinghouse.”

What many don’t realize is that there are literally tens of thousands of chemicals in use that have never been tested for safety. When the US National Toxicology Program was enacted in 1978, some 62,000 chemicals that were already in use were simply grandfathered in, even though they’d never been tested for toxicity.

The ramifications of this action is now becoming increasingly evident, and with regular intervals we realize that yet another prevalent chemical is causing harm that no one ever suspected….

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For more info, as well as tips on how to limit your exposure and lower the risk to your future children, see the full article at Mercola.com.