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Study: Rain Linked to Child Autism

November 6, 2008 by  

Wet weather is linked to autismA new study indicates that child autism rates may be higher in areas that have more precipitation.

The study, which appears in November’s Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, examined autism rates for children in selected counties in Washington, Oregon, and California, as well as precipitation rates for those areas from 1987 to 2001.

"These results are consistent with the existence of an environmental trigger for autism among genetically vulnerable children that is positively associated with precipitation," wrote Michael Waldman of Cornell University and his colleagues.

The researchers estimated that the presence of an environmental trigger had increased 2005 autism rates in the studied counties by as much as 43 percent. They also suggested their findings "could potentially be explained by any environmental exposure associated with indoor activities."

In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that about 1 in 150 8-year-olds in selected areas of the United States suffer from an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The CDC estimates that this would amount to approximately 560,000 Americans aged 1 to 21 suffering from an ASD.

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  • Bob Livingston

    I wonder if these findings could be somehow related to the studies linking autism to vaccinations?

    • james sesame

      Of course they could be so linked Bob. So can anything else on earth be linked to anything else by science, because everything IS linked to everything else!!! The Autism article is right that the bad weather keeps these kids indoors, where they’re exposed to more indoor pollutants, something they are more sensitive to than most children due to GUT DYSBIOSIS. This is the basic problem in these & children with other mental-emotional-behavioral problems like ADD, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar, psychosis, etc., according to British Neuroscientist & Neurosugeon Natasha Campbell-McBride. See her book Gut & Psychology Syndrome, a master work. Her child developed Autism, so she studied the problem, restored her child’s health, then went on to use the same methods to cure many more children and adults in her practice.

    • james sesame

      Yes, vaccinations. Yet another toxic overload on a child with a seriously impaired elimination & detox system. Autisics have seriously impaired immune systems, & giving anything like a vaccination to such a child or adult is Autrocity. No one should be vaccinated unless they have functioning, intact immune systems. Most people today do not! Children today do not! And the ones that get the obvious reactions such as Autism are only the tip of the rotten iceburg: many many more children & adults become impaired in many various less obvious ways after vaccination or other drugs overload their impaired systems & cause more or less permanent damage. What to do about reversing an affected person? See the book Gut & Psychology Syndrome, Natasha Campbell-McBride, British Neurologist & surgeon. Most excellent & up to date on its science, showing that Gut Dysbiosis is a the root of this & almost all modern diseases, as Hippocrates & Galen also believed.

  • sandra bell

    No matter how vehemently Big Pharma, the AMA and the CDC argue for the safety and efficacy of vaccines, the fact remains that the proliferation of autism and the myriad other disorders attacking people (especially children)today are due to the vaccines. There are many books available, with more being published all the time, exposing the danger of injecting chemicals and pathogens directly into the healthy bloodstreams of innocent children.

    According to Dr.Vera Schiebner, a researcher based in Australia, ALL children experience some degree of respiratory distress after injection, which can last as long as three months. She and her husband were doing a study on crib death, in order to create an efficient monitor for parents to use in an effort to stem the alarming rise in cases of “cot death” in Australia. Quite by accident,while monitoring babies, they found that it was immediately after vaccination that the babies had irregular and labored breathing. Some stopped breathing altogether, which if left alone, would have meant more devastating instances of crib death. Babies were saved by just being subjects of her research.

    Vaccines are another voodoo ritual of the religion of modern medicine. The high priests in their white lab coats hand down whatever directives and “magic pill” theories they feel will line their pockets the most, and the gullible masses swallow it year after year, regardless of mounting and glaring evidence that it is killing them.

  • buckshot

    This makes as much sense as a homosexual gene, global (and catastrophic) warming and whatever other politically correct invention someone could dream up. Rain? Really!?


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