Posts Tagged "mental retardation"

New Study: Mercury, Other Toxins May Cause Autism

Posted on Nov 7, 2008 in Autism, Heavy Metals

A new study was just published on the damaging effects of methylmercury on unborn children. It warns that mercury pollution and other environmental toxins may have caused neurological harm — including ADHD and autism — in up to 1-in-10 kids in the world, according to the website Science Daily.The study, published in the International Journal of Environment and Health, says that the methyl form of organic mercury (found in fish) can harm fetuses at levels that, until now, have been considered to be completely safe. The finding “suggests that we should take a precautionary...

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