The Age of Autism

The Age of Autism : Mercury, Medicine, and a Man-Made Epidemic

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Much of the public discussion about autism has missed the point about the possible causes. To solve this question, two writers began digging into the history of other degenerative neurological disorders. Their research led them to discover incredible and previously unacknowledged links between a strain of syphilis which left suffers raving mad, the spike in incidence of schizophrenia during the Industrial Revolution, and the hidden commonalities between the parents of the first children diagnosed with autism in the 1930s. "The Age of Autism" connects these dots to form a startling new thesis: behind each of these disorders and many more was exposure to mercury, the most toxic non-radioactive substance known to man."show more

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  • Paperback | 430 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 32mm | 498.95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, figures, black & white plates
  • 0312547099
  • 9780312547097
  • 447,092

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“Olmsted and Blaxill’s devastating account shows how medical and manufacturing interests have mounted an assault on human health for decades and covered their tracks along the way.  The Age of Autism is only the latest episode in centuries of crimes against nature but is in many ways the most troubling.  Autistic children are the canaries in the coal mine; shame on all of us if we don’t heed their distress call.”"-" Robert F. Kennedy, Jr."“The Age of Autism" lays out disturbing evidence that mercury from many sources is a major factor in the rise of this tragic epidemic. And vaccines are by no means off the hook.  One wonders why doctors who gave children multiple vaccinations loaded with the neurotoxin thimerosal (mercury) didn’t also hand the kids a pack of cigarettes. Make sure your doctor sees a copy of this timely book.”-Dierdre Imus “A fascinating read that shatters many myths of the very realshow more

About Dan Olmsted

DAN OLMSTED is an award-winning journalist and MARK BLAXILL is the author of several scientific papers challenging mainstream research on autism. Together they manage the blog Age of more

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