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June 25, 2006

Autism Linked to Air Pollution

Children with autism disorders in the San Francisco Bay Area were 50% more likely to be born in neighborhoods with high amounts of several toxic air contaminants, particularly mercury, according to a first-of-its-kind study by the California Department of Health Services. (

August 28, 2005

Boy with Autism Dies After Chelation Therapy

After receiving chelation therapy, a five-year-old boy with autism went into cardiac arrest and died at the Advanced Integrative Medicine Centre in Pittsburgh. He and his family had moved to America from England to undergo a series of treatments. (

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June 25, 2005

Autism's Cause: Parents vs. Research

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the Institute of Medicine, the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics have all largely dismissed the notion that thimerosal causes or contributes to autism. Five major studies have found no link.

Yet despite all evidence to the contrary, the number of parents who blame thimerosal for their children's autism has only increased. And in recent months, these parents have used their numbers, their passion and their organizing skills to become a potent national force. The issue has become one of the most fractious and divisive in pediatric medicine. (

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March 17, 2005

Autism and Mercury Exposure

A new study says there may be an important connection between environmental exposure to mercury and the development of autism.

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