Thursday, January 27, 2011

Increased Risk of Autism if the Mother Lives Close to a Major Freeway

Heather Volk of the Sabin Research Institute of Children’s Hospital in Los Angles was the chief investigator for a recent study that showed twice as many autistic children in families that live close to a major freeway, some of which carry 300,000 vehicles a day. This confirms that exposure to toxic chemicals is a major factor in the 57% increase in the incidence of autism reported by the CDC from 2002 to 2006. This might be one reason why injections of methyl B12 is often helpful in autistic children, because it can improve detoxification in the liver.

See Dr. Volk’s article in Environmental Health Perspectives (click here)

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