Exposure To Pesticides Linked To Autism

Those trained in the methodology of science will know that “correlation is not causation”.

Although correlation can be an indicator of causation in some cases, causation must be established by further research efforts.

With regard to the amazing increase in the diagnoses of childhood autism over the past few decades, science has not been able to provide a credible explanation.

One common explanation is that professionals have simply become more effective at diagnosing this developmental disorder.  However, my experiences as a practicing psychologist assisting parents to help their children suffering various degrees of autism suggest that increasing diagnostic precision accounts for only part of the observed increase of autism.

I believe there is something, or somethings, more behind this disturbing trend.

If you are of child-bearing age, or pregnant, it is important that you be aware of the emerging line of research into the cause, or causes, of Autism.  Though exposure to pesticides is only correlated with exposure to pesticides, it would be prudent to beware of them and avoid them.

Please read the following article:


V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

Health Services Provider in Psychology, HSPP 20090171A

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