How Cell Phones May Cause Autism
November 27, 2007
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Rates of autism, a disabling neurodevelopmental disorder, have increased nearly 60-fold since the late 1970s, with the most significant increases occurring in the past decade.
The cause of autism is unknown, although theories include such potential causes as:
Now a groundbreaking new theory has been suggested by a study published in the Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine: electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi devices and other similar wireless technologies as an accelerating factor in autism.
- Genetic predisposition
- Inability to clear heavy metals
- Increased vulnerability to oxidative stress
- Environmental exposures including mercury preservatives in vaccines
- Trans-generational accumulation of toxic heavy metals
EMR May be the Missing Link
The study, which involved over five years of research on children with autism and other membrane sensitivity disorders, found that EMR negatively affects cell membranes, and allows heavy metal toxins, which are associated with autism, to build up in your body.
Meanwhile, the researchers pointed out that autism rates have increased concurrently along with the proliferation of cell phones and wireless use.
EMR, the researchers say, could impact autism by facilitating early onset of symptoms or by trapping heavy metals inside of nerve cells, which could accelerate the onset of symptoms of heavy metal toxicity and hinder therapeutic clearance of the toxins .
Speaking in reference to the huge rise in autism rates, the study’s co-author, said, “A rise of this magnitude must have a major environmental cause. Our data offer a reasonable mechanistic explanation for a connection between autism and wireless technology.”
They also suggest that EMR from wireless devices works in conjunction with environmental and genetic factors to cause autism.
Wireless Radiation in the Etiology and Treatment of Autism (PDF Download Page)
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