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Heavy Metals, Poisons and Deficiencies Are Causing Autism Epidemic

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  • Baby teeth from children with autism were found to have more lead and less of the nutrients zinc and manganese than teeth from children without autism
  • Among twin pairs in which both children had autism, smaller differences in metal patterns in their baby teeth were observed while larger differences were found in teeth from twin pairs where only one had autism
  • The findings add more support that exposure to environmental stressors at key periods of development and possibly in combination with certain nutrient deficiencies may be harmful to brain development

By Dr. Mercola

About 1 in 68 U.S. children has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), up from 1 in 150 in 2000. This rising trend isn't only occurring in the U.S., however, as autism rates have increased rapidly worldwide, taking a heavy toll on families and economies alike. While certain genetic mutations have been linked to autism, they're thought to be involved in less than one-third of cases.


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