Abridged from article : Autism and Disappearing Bees: A Common Denominator? by Brian Moench Dr. Brian Moench is President of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment and a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists.Published on Monday, April 2, 2012 by Common Dreams https://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/04/02
Sources: Dr. Jim Adams, director of Arizona State University’s Autism/Asperger’s Research Program.http://autism.asu.edu
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On a recent front page of The Salt Lake Tribune, a frightening, oversized headline read, “Highest rate in the nation, 1 in 32 Utah boys has autism.” Less well publicized, another national story ran the same day: “New pesticides linked to bee population collapse.” If you eat food and hope to do so a few years from now, this should be equally frightening. A common denominator may underlie both stories.
A recent Stanford University study, examining 192 pairs of twins, where one twin was autistic and one was not, found that genetics account for 38 percent of the risk of autism and environmental factors account for 62 percent. (more…)
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