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Environmental Exposures, Autism and Developmental Delays — An Approach From an Integrative Psychiatrist

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  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an estimated 1 in 50 American children. The number of children with autism has increased by an alarming rate over the last 20 years and will likely continue
  • A growing number of children also struggle with developmental and speech delays, as well as motor disorders. According to the latest statistics, developmental delays affect 1 out of 6 or 7 children
  • Environmental exposure are a significant factor that can contribute to the development of ASD and other developmental delays. There are many safe, gentle treatment options, including dietary changes and eliminating toxic exposures

By Dr. Mercola

According to a 2013 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 50 children between the ages of 6 and 17 has some form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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