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Autism drug swept from shelves

If ever there were a substance that you wouldn’t expect parents to be sprinkling on their kids’ breakfast cereal, it’s OSR#1.

That’s an industrial chemical developed to treat mining wastewater.

But as Tribune reporter Trine Tsouderos revealed earlier this year, OSR#1 — a compound that binds to heavy metals — was sold to parents as a dietary supplement and alternative autism treatment.

And, appallingly, parents were dosing their kids with it.

via Autism drug swept from shelves – chicagotribune.com.

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