Archive for November, 2009

 In October the CDC (Center for Disease Control) released new Autism rate statistics, the rate of Autism continues to grow rapidly:

  • 1 in 91 children (formally 1 in 150 up until 2009 and 1 in 10,000 in the early 1990s)
  • 1 in 58 boys
  • Fastest growing developmental disability
  • More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than cancer, diabetes, Downs Syndrome and AIDS combined.
  • Approximately 1 million individuals in the US have autism
  •  Studies have shown that environmental toxins like mercury and pesticides can trigger autism.
  • There has been no study that has directly linked a pure genetics basis for autism.
  • The fastest growing genetic disorders increase at anapproximate rate of 1% per 100 years.  Autism is growing at a much greater rate.

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