|Betreff: Autism...."it was about time in 2005" and now look at the mess!!!!|
|Datum: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 20:21:49 EDT|
"No substance is a poison by itself. It is the dose that makes a substance a poison..." Paracelsus (1493-1541)
Autism is in the news, and it’s about time. On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control launched a new education initiative designed to educate parents of young children about the early signs of developmental disorders such as autism. Among mainstream print media, The New York Times is following this story closely, publishing more than two dozen articles on autism in the past six months. Newsweek has made autism the cover story of its latest issue. NBC News has devoted significant airtime this week to exploring every aspect of this disorder, with reports on “Today,” “Nightly News,” CNBC, MSNBC, Telemundo, the owned NBC stations, as well as on this news Web site. Autism has also been featured recently in entertainment shows such as “Without a Trace” and “Scrubs.”
Why the flurry of interest? Here’s a clue: 1 in 166. That’s the chance a baby born today will have autism. This represents a dramatic increase from a decade ago, when experts estimated the incidence rate to be 1 in 2,500.
What explains this sudden increase? No one knows for sure. What is clear, however, is that autism demands more public awareness, more understanding, and more funding, both private and public.......
[Access info: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7024923/ ...... only small portion of above report copied here....... Joanne C. Mueller file notes 3-23-07......]
Refer also to: http://www.autismspeaks.org/leadership.php#suzanne [There are no references to electrical appliances or EMF's that I can locate by a search on this site. Check out scientific advisory member credentials re probable studies involving EMF's, in general, even if they haven't made the connection to autism.....jcm 3-23-07.....]