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https://spectrumnews.org/news/mutations-that-arise-in-aging-sperm-add-little-to-autism-risk/

So, this article of course doesn't mention vaccines and it doesn't mention toxic exposures.

Can environmental exposures play a role in de novo mutations? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2788022/

A survey of the research literature identified 9 environmental factors for which increased pre-conceptual exposure appears to be associated with increased risk for autism. Five of these factors – mercury, cadmium, nickel, trichloroethylene, and vinyl chloride – are established mutagens. Another four – including residence in regions that are urbanized, located at higher latitudes, or experience high levels of precipitation – are associated with decreased sun exposure and increased risk for vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D plays important roles in repairing DNA damage and protecting against oxidative stress – a key cause of DNA damage. Factors associated with vitamin D deficiency will thus contribute to higher mutation rates and impaired repair of DNA.
This one is about schizophrenia, but also seems relevant. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2993009/
Finally, it is proposed that environmental exposures of the father, as well as those of the mother and developing fetus, may be relevant to the etiology of schizophrenia.
There are a lot of interesting bits and pieces here worth discussing. The role of Vitamin D, for example. Connected to the increase in the rate of autism in Somali families moving to Minnesota or Scandinavia?
 
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It is important to avoid elephants, as someone found out too late (at about 20 minutes):

All the shots he had didn't protect him.
Aw, that is so unfair! Like getting caught up on all the vaccines the CDC recommends for adults and then getting run over by a bus on the way home.
 
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Was I censored/moderated without being notified? Why? An elephant is an elephant?
Contact one of the moderators directly and ask about it.
 
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