Autism rate is surging. What's causing this?
Increased prevalence of the autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and the failure to find genetic explanations has pushed the
hunt for environmental causes. Although many articles and reports state we don't know the cause of autism, a great deal of
research points to environmental causes.
According to one study, taking antidepressants while pregnant may be one cause.
According to one study, maternal stress may be another cause.
Exposure to heavy metals and poor diet can trip faulty genetic responses and lead to autism.
Being exposed to an EPA superfund site has been correlated with autism.
Food additives and enviromental neurotoxins such as fluoride, cadmium, lead, and aluminum may trigger autism
Elevated mercury levels from foods and drugs may be a cause.
Indoor environment of mother and child, including maternal smoking, low ventilation, and PVC flooring have been correlated
Mold conditions can trigger autism.
Increased age of mother or father can trigger autism, especially mothers over 34 years and fathers over 40 years
Make your choices today. This is especially important if you're pregnant.