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The Autism Puzzle: Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates
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                12-18-2012, 10:28 PM by Yuba_River
                

                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 rece...

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

                Description: The alarming spike in autism in recent years has sent doctors and parents on a search for answers. And while many controversies have erupted around the issue, none have gotten us any closer to a definitive explanation, and many key concerns remain unexplored. Moving beyond the distractions of the vaccine debate, The Autism Puzzle is the first book to address the compelling evidence that it is the pairing of environmental exposures with genetic susceptibilities that may be impacting the brain development of children. Journalist Brita Belli brings us into the lives of three families with autistic children, each with different ideas about autism, as she explores the possible causes. She interprets for readers compelling evidence that environmental toxins—including common exposures from chemicals mounting in our everyday lives—may be sparking this disorder in vulnerable children. Belli calls for an end to the use of hazardous materials—like toxic flame retardants used in electronics and furniture, which have been banned elsewhere--insisting that we cannot afford to experiment with our children. The Autism Puzzle puts a human face on the families caught in between the debates, and offers a refreshingly balanced perspective.

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                Author Brita Belli
                Binding Hardcover
                EAN 9781609803919
                ISBN 1609803914
                Label Seven Stories Press
                Manufacturer Seven Stories Press
                Publisher Seven Stories Press
                Studio Seven Stories Press
                Title The Autism Puzzle: Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates
                SKU ACOMMP2_book_usedgood_1609803914
                ProductGroup Book
                ProductTypeName ABIS_BOOK
                Item Height 8.27 inches
                Item Weight 0.82 pounds
                Item Width 0.83 inches
                Package Height 0.94 inches
                Package Length 8.35 inches
                Package Weight 0.75 pounds
                Package Width 5.59 inches
                Item Length 5.51 inches