Autism Epidemic, First Do No Harm, Conflicts and Collusion, and the Precautionary Principle


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.

Treffet, Darold
Epidemiology of infantile autism Archives of general psychiatry 1970, (5) 431-38

An autism surge began in the period of 1980-1988.
http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/NewScience/behavior/2002/2002-10byrd.htm
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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