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US Senate Hearing on Autism: It's The Environment Not The Gene Pool

We woke up to a different world on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. With barely any notice, the autism community heard that the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children’s Health would be holding a hearing entitled, “State of Research on Potential Environmental Health Factors with Autism and Related Neurodevelopment Disorders.”

Sen. Amy Klobuchar from MN and Sen. Barbara Boxer from CA asked questions and respondents made it clear: Autism is rising dramatically among our children. Genetics can only explain a small percentage of the autism cases. It’s not better diagnosing by doctors or expanding the definition of autism. Something in the environment is damaging our children. It’s leaving them disabled and dependent.

via US Senate Hearing on Autism: It’s The Environment Not The Gene Pool – AGE OF AUTISM.

If you have ANY interest in this topic, you MUST click through to read all that Anne Dachel, Media Editor of Age of Autism has to say.

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