One Common Household Element That Might Be Putting Your Children At Risk For Autism

By Sammuel Larson, Parent Herald December 05, 08:07 am
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Two novel researches uncover the link between Mercury and autism among children. Parents are advised to keep their children safe from the harmful element.
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International researchers including scientists from Egypt release results of two novel studies that confirm the link between mercury and autism. Parents are warned to keep their children away from this autism-inducing element that is commonly found sitting in almost every household.

The journal of Metabolic Brain Disease published the results of the recently concluded research on the link between mercury and autism. The research team was composed of nine scientists from the top Egyptian universities and medical schools.

By measuring the extent of mercury poisoning in the urinary excretion of porphyrins in children, the study reveals that mercury indeed has a casual role in the development of autism among children. According to Age of Autism, porphyrins act as biomarkers of the toxicity levels of Mercury.

By measuring levels of mercury in the children's blood, researchers found a very strong relationship between mercury toxicity and autism. In fact, a direct correlation was found to exist between the severity of autism symptoms and mercury toxicity.

The research involved 100 children where 40 of which had Autism Spectrum Disorder, 20 were very healthy siblings of ASD children and the remaining 40 children were perfectly healthy. The results of various laboratory blood screening revealed that the children who were already diagnosed with ASD registered significantly higher blood Mercury levels compared to the healthy siblings and the remaining children.

Furthermore, children who were diagnosed with severe ASD symptoms also revealed higher levels of mercury toxicity in their laboratory results. Apart from the latest novel researches, at least six other studies previously hinted the possible link between autism and mercury toxicity by examining urinary porphyrins.

Meanwhile, the recent research statistics finally confirms initial research results. Hence, parents are now urged to be more vigilant when it comes to keeping their kids away from the harmful element mercury and away from autism.

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