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Old 01-10-2009, 11:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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A study by researchers at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute has found that the seven- to eight-fold increase in the number children born in California with autism since 1990 cannot be explained by either changes in how the condition is diagnosed or counted — and the trend shows no sign of abating.
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“It’s time to start looking for the environmental culprits responsible for the remarkable increase in the rate of autism in California
It's about time!!!

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If they are born with it it's because imo mothers are injected with mercury via the flu shot.

And now they are being encouraged to eat fish during pregnancy -

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...rss=rss_health

Something tells me they want the autism rates to stay up there.
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Since this is about an environmental health issue I'm moving to H&H.
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If they are born with it it's because imo mothers are injected with mercury via the flu shot.
There's quite a bit more to it than that in all fairness....

I will agree though that vaccines don't help anything. They just aren't the "cause." They CAN be and often are what tip the scales in a child who is already pre-disposed.
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There's quite a bit more to it than that in all fairness....

I will agree though that vaccines don't help anything. They just aren't the "cause." They CAN be and often are what tip the scales in a child who is already pre-disposed.
Definitely. And the flu shot rec to pg mothers hasn't been around long enough to account for the increase. I'm sure it's AN environmental factor, but not the only one by any means.
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