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The Autism Puzzle: Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates Reviews

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Yuba_River

Fascinating and troubling look at environmental links to autism

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I found this book to be a compelling and thoughtful look at the potential links between environmental toxicity and the alarming rise in the rates of autism. Without hysteria or straying into speculation, Belli provides a wide range of evidence for "our chemical world" as she puts it as a root cause (if not the only cause) of autism. The most convincing  examples explore "autism clusters" where children (or their pregnant mothers) were exposed to exceedingly high levels of pollutants. I recently read "Raising Elijah" by Sandra Steingraber, and found them to be a well-matched pair. Both argue for the application of the precautionary principle, which is the concept that we should...
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