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Autism and Porphyrinuria: Mercury Exposure in an Australian Sample

Posted on Oct 23, 2008 in Autism

A review of: Austin, D., Shandley, K. (2008). An Investigation of Porphyrinuria in Australian Children with Autism. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 71(20), 1349-1351. DOI: 10.1080/15287390802271723 The journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health just published a study conducted in Australia examining the possible link between mercury and autism. The study examined urinary porphyrins as a measure of mercury exposure in children with autism. Porphyrinuria, or the excess urinary excretion of porphyrin, is purported to reflect heavy metal exposure and in particularly...

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