One in 68 U.S. children is on the autism spectrum, a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USA Today put it in perspective: “that means virtually every grade in every elementary school has at least one child with autism – a seemingly astonishing rise for a condition that was nearly unheard of a generation ago.”
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When the last study two years ago was unveiled and showed an increase, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families said,
As evidence accumulates that unregulated chemicals contribute substantially to autism, chemical policy reform becomes even more of a moral imperative.”
This weeks’s news only underscores our previous comment.
More on the causes of Autism can be found in this report by Dr. Philip Landrigan.