Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Statistics

California senator Barbara Boxer held a hearing last week on the "State of Research on Potential Environmental Health Factors with Autism." Experts proposed that the primary explanation for the dramatic increase in autism in the past few decades is a simultaneous increase in environmental toxins and their interactions with genes. The latest statistics estimate that now in the U.S., an astonishing one in 100 children and one in 58 boys are diagnosed with autism.

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