Why is Autism so controversial?
Posted by Catherine Morgan on June 23, 2007
This week in a New York Times article, the debate continued over the cause and treatment of Autism. A family once united is now divided.
A year after their grandson Christian received a diagnosis of autism in 2004, Bob Wright, then chairman of NBC/Universal, and his wife, Suzanne, founded Autism Speaks, a mega-charity dedicated to curing the dreaded neurological disorder that affects one of every 150 children in America today.
The Wrights’ venture was also an effort to end the internecine warfare in the world of autism — where some are convinced that the disorder is genetic and best treated with intensive therapy, and others blame preservatives in vaccinations and swear by supplements and diet to cleanse the body of heavy metals. — read full article,
I thought this was very interesting…
(as you read keep in mind Big Tobacco’s claims of “no link to lung cancer”)
I am sure that if you have viewed a news source this week you have seen that mercury in vaccines has once again been cleared of any link to autism. Articles also state, “Shows over, nothing to see here, move along now… the grown ups need to talk.”
This study was done in 2005. So why the big release two years later? Some have suggested that it is because the Vaccine Omnibus Hearings that will actually look at the link and make a decision as to the veracity of vaccine safety claimes will start next month.
Billions and Billions of dollars will be lost by corporations if a link is established.
So here is the story behind the story by an actual chemist who understands mercury, and the initial response from SafeMinds, who will be releasing a full review of the study later. — Read this full post at Adventures in Autism
Here is BlogHer posts on autism…
Many BlogHers are blogging on their experiences with autism, here are a few of those blogs…
Read full post at BlogHer – Autism: The Disease, The Debate, and The Devastated Families
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