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|"The main finding is that for every thousand pounds of environmentally released mercury, we saw a 17 percent increase in autism rates," ...|
|Some experts estimate there are 1.5 million people in the United States with autism, most of them children, and say the number of cases has risen rapidly in recent years.
"Autism has increased dramatically over the last decade or so and the reasons for that have really stumped the medical community," ...
"Now we think that due to the rising exposures in pollutants like mercury, they may be at the root of some of these cases," she said.
|"It's a first jumping off point where you could say, there's an association here," ...|