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Why Is Autism So Drastically on the Rise? An Environmental Horror Story


Health & Wellness  (tags: protection, healthconditions, Autism, destruction, health, healthcare, children, protection, prevention, environment, risks, interesting )

Cal
- 855 days ago - alternet.org
An investigation into the relationship between environmental poisons and human health is riveting -- and terrifying.



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wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 9:23 pm
an environMENTAL horror:

" Insanity -- a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world. "
-- Ronald David Laing (Schottland 1858-1940)

 

Tiffany Caler (3)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 1:20 am
Look at all the artificial dyes, harmful chemicals, and nutritionless junk that is put into not only our food but hygiene products, cleaning products, EVERYTHING!! We are willingly poisoning and killing ourselves, our children, animals, and the world we live in!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 5:37 am
Thank you Cal.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 6:12 am
Thanks.
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 8:05 am
The word 'autism' is a word created by Psychiatry in 1912. It's one of 374 'mental disorders' in the DSM, the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Psychiatry. A book that is commonly used. The term 'autism' as a 'mental illness' or 'mental disease' outside of the field of Psychiatry and the DSM doesn't exist other than it is parroted as a psychiatric term..

There are MANY, MANY varying other professional ideas and views regarding what is termed 'autism' or any of its variations.

Here is what the CHAIRMAN of the current edition of the DSM, DSM-4, has stated himself:

"DSM IV gave autism purchase by introducing a milder form that is close to the extremely populous boundary of normality. Then autism took flight on the wings of definitional diffusion, internet contagion, financial incentive, and naïve interpretation of epidemiological results.
The autism “epidemic” is set to spread further starting in May 2013, when the next revision of the diagnostic manual (DSM 5) will be published. The DSM 5 definition of an “autistic spectrum” will cast an even wider net, capturing many people now considered to be normal or to have another disorder" Dr. Allen Frances, chairman of the current DSM4, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry

lHe also stated:

""There is no definition of a mental disorder. It's bullshit. I mean, you just can't define it." Dr. Allen Frances, chairman of the current DSM4

That means he just debunked 'autism' as a 'mental disorder'' since you can't identify something you have no definition of.

Autism is viewed differently by educators, psychologists, medical doctors, nutritionists, neurologists, etc.

Psychiatry via the Center For Disease Control has CREATED a non-factual 'epidemic' of 'autism'. And then the fallacy gets jumped on, grabbed, and run with throughout society.

Various problems and conditions concerning individuals that are labelled as 'autism' are certainly real, but as I said they are viewed, addressed, and treated in many different ways other than a psychiatric label of 'autism' . This includes 'autism spectrum disorder' and 'Aspergers's', another 'mental disorder' term created by Psychiatry.

Toxins in the body can cause mental negative effects but that does not equal an 'epidemic' or otherwise of 'autism' as created by Psychiatry.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 11:41 am
Noted. Thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 1:18 pm
There is no "epidemic" of autism. The definitions of what is considered to be autism have broadened. It's a fad, for the most part.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 2:50 pm
As a teacher in NJ, over the years the amount of autistic children has dramatically risen. We jokingly say :what's in the water?" Now, this not so funny.
 

Justina Gil (0)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 4:16 pm
Thanks, so scary.
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 4:25 pm
To me this basically comes from the parent or parents who are on antidepressants while pregant. What you take affects the baby and to effect the male seman the same way.
 

Philip Heinlein (471)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 5:03 pm
This really shouldn't surprise anyone. With all the chemicals that we use each day without a second thought, it's really no wonder we have health and mental issues on the rise.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 6:20 pm
thanks Cal!
 

NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 6:23 pm
thanks Cal!
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 8:44 pm
How about the simplest answer being the best answer. The drastic rise in autism cases is the result of broadening Autism from a condition to many conditions to a broad spectrum of symptoms and anomalous conditions that cover just about any actions or non-reactions that are an annoyance to parents, teachers et alia, it has become the catch all profit maker for drug companies and 'special' therapy providers for not only a real condition but anything that actually requires a parent, guardian, teacher to actually act like the adult in the room.
 

Gloria Morotti (14)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 8:52 pm
As if environmental toxins weren't bad enough, the medical community INJECTS chemical cocktails into babies and young children, calling them immunizations. Further, they then give these babies, young people and adults more chemical cocktails in the form of antibiotics and other dangerous drugs. Dear God, it is a miraclle any one of us is still alive.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday April 27, 2012, 12:54 am
HEAR, HERE!!...and add what kind of contraceptives that are used.....Please use, but Ladys, think about it and choose wisely!!!...you can't tell me, that all the different birth control pills, that we have been using, hve not contributited to all of this..!..it is always a BIG, MONEY MAKING EXPERIMENT, FOR THE PHARMA CO.S...AND WE ARE THE EXPERIMENT..AND OUR KIDS, AND OUR GRANDKIDS, AND OUR GREAT GRANDKIDS..AS...BEING AN EXPERIMENT, MEANS MOST LIKELY, YOUR EMUNITY AND YOUR GENE POOL ..JUST GOT CHANGED!!..(and not for the good!)...(just for multi billions of $$ for big pharma...and yet we need safe birth control..it is 2012!)..I really believe this is part of the base o the problem, coming frome the 1950's
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Friday April 27, 2012, 5:51 am
Stars to you Lloyd H. You said it short and sweet.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Friday April 27, 2012, 6:00 am
thanks for this article
 

. (0)
Friday April 27, 2012, 4:52 pm
Click daily at The Autism Site and its associated sites: www.theautismsite.com/
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Friday April 27, 2012, 6:40 pm
Per article:

Belli cites recent studies by the Environmental Working Group that discovered an average of 200 pollutants in the umbilical cord blood of infants. Among them: pesticides, perflourinated compounds, antibiotics, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

My comment: I never had any doubts that we are poisoning these new forming bodies. The human body was not designed to absorb all these chemicals and we are now seeing the results. Get the chemicals out of our foods, environments, water, and vaccines and you'll see an improvement within the children being born.

There will come a time when the human beings on this planet will have to arise and protect themselves. I'm not sure what the statistics will come down to before they do. Right now it's 1 in 88 children born, do we wait until it's 1 in 50 or 1 in 20 or 1 in 5?
 

Freya H. (304)
Friday April 27, 2012, 6:44 pm
Autism, like any so-called disorder, is a spectrum. Everybody is autistic, and everybody is insane. It's all a matter of degree.
 

Patricia N. (8)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 12:39 am
It is a terrifying prospect to think of so many autistic adults. It seems to all start in the late 1980's and so did so much alzheimer's. I wonder if they are connected.
 

Angela N. (0)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 5:23 pm
thanks :)
 

Julie S. (1)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 8:36 am
Having been in teaching since 1968 - 1996 when I was very interested in Special Needs so knew about Autism yet never met it . Now it is so prevalent & suspect there must be a number of triggers chemicals is one check out Multiple chemical sensitivity on Fibro action Health Unblocked ,the other is ultrasound . I remember a Swedish friend telling me 30 years ago they had found problems in Sweden . Today I have been researching to find out about ultrasound can cause some developmental delay so suspect there is a mix of issues. Surely ultrasound issue needs urgent investigation as how many pregnant Mothers have it?
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 12:54 pm
autism, cancer you name it it is all a result of the chemicals we ingest .the way we eat, the way we think about our environment needs to change. Fine to sign but how about making real changes in our lives! Organic, for a start.no chemicals in the house that are harmful and not just sitting around while the rest of the world creates YOUR world!
 

Donna G. (38)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 2:15 pm
Autism is not a mental disorder. Autism is a developmental disorder. My son has autism. It's not a death sentence to be on the Autism spectrum. When he was first diagnosed in 2008, I think the statistics were 1 in 110. Is it because of better diagnostics that the statistics show a rise in people with autism? I don't believe there is a single reason for the increase. I certainly would call it an epidemic. Autism isn't contagious. You just can't catch it the way you can something like AIDS or Smallpox.
 

Ra Sc (8)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 4:59 pm
Autism is not drastically on the rise. Diagnoses of autism are drastically on the rise as we have come to better understand this particular neurological difference. The category of autism was vastly broadened to include many children who would never have gotten a diagnosis in the past. And increased medical awareness of the autism diagnosis means that children who previously would have been diagnosed with undifferentiated developmental disorder or with mental retardation are now diagnosed with autism instead. Numerous other diagnoses have decreased in frequency while "autism has been on the rise".

Which is a good thing. As we better understand better how these people are different, we also get better at caring for and educating autistic people. It's also important to remember that being autistic isn't necessarily a bad thing. I have friends who are autistic, and they are lovely people living reasonable lives. They are different, and they face different challenges than a more typical person, but they still are good people living good lives.
 
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