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Friday, January 09, 2009

interesting news on the autism front

California has experienced an 8 fold increase in autism cases since 1990. conventional wisdom was that the increase was due to an increased rate of diagnosis. a new study by the MIND Institute at UC Davis disproves that theory. some other environmental issue seems to be at the root of the problem.
AlGore would tell you that it's probably due to global warming.

me, i have a couple of theories.
1: the state of california required a reformulation of the gasoline we burn in our cars in this state. and it was around that time.
2: the advent of personal computers has given most homes and businesses in california a ready source of EMF surrounding the computer/monitor. and these sources are RIGHT THERE in front of our faces/bodies.
3: what has changed in the the last 16 years culturally? how about the burgeoning use of wireless communications devices running from cordless phones to cell phones and WiFi computer connections?
so what are your pet theories? i have no scientific basis for my proposed sources of this problem. but when you look around and see major changes exhibited in the population, you look at the big things first....
hey, at least i'm thinking about the problem, and i have no sacred cow to protect.



Blogger beebs said...

My wife is a pediatrician in CA, and gets intensely pissed off if you mention the words "Autism" "Mercury" and "Vaccines" in the same sentence.

Mercury has been removed from kids vaccines for years now.

All vaccines for kids under 2 years old have no preservatives and must be refrigerated.

I figure it must be high fructose corn syrup or maybe sunspot activity.

1/9/09, 5:05 PM  
Blogger reddog said...

Not much infant mortality anymore. It's been that way for 4 or 5 generations.

Increased autism levels are just part of the gene pool going too long between cleanings.

1/12/09, 7:14 AM  
Blogger beebs said...

Another comment: What will we do with the hundreds of thousands of autistic adults who are coming down the pike>

The article mentioned this.


1/16/09, 4:15 PM  

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