Philip Rudnick July 6, 2010
I. The Autism Epidemic
Autism was completely unknown in the United States before 1943. The incidence of autism in the 1960’s was 1/10,000.
Epidemiology of infantile autism Archives of general psychiatry 1970, (5) 431-38
An autism surge began in the period of 1980-1988.
McDonald ME, Paul JF.
Environ Sci Technol. 2010 Mar 15;44(6):2112-8.
National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, MD-B343-06, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711.
Twenty-two years later (2010) there are 730,000 youths diagnosed with autism.
Time Magazine, March 8, 2010, p.44.
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