From January 9th, 2009

Researchers May Have Answers for the Rise in Autism

A study published in the journal Epidemiology this month by Irva Hertz-Picciotto and Lora Delwiche offers some definitive answers to a decades-long debate concerning the rise in autism. Over the past 20 years there have been increasing reports of a rise in cases of autism. Many considered these reports evidence of an epidemic and pointed to various factors such as environmental toxins to explain the rise in autism. However, there were many other factors that could explain this rise. Among the most frequently cited explanations to discount an actual rise in autism were the methods used to diagnose new cases…