The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine and a Man-Made Epidemic

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The Age of Austism: Mercury, Medicine, and a Man-Made Epidemic

by Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill


For centuries, medicine has made reckless use of one of Earth's most toxic substances - mercury - and the consequences, often invisible or ignored, continue to be tragic. Today, background pollution levels, including global emissions of mercury as well as other toxicants, make us all more vunerable to its effects.

Now, for the first time, authors Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill uncover that history. Within this context, they present startling findings: investigating the first cases of autism diagnosed in the 1940s revealed an unsuspected link to a new form of mercury in seed disinfectants, lumber fungicides and vaccines. This book demonstrates with clarity how chemical and environmental clues may have been missed by the medical experts in the investigation of neurological disease.


"The Age of Autism shatters many myths of the very real autism epidemic that is happening before our eyes. Every parent will benefit from Olmsted and Blaxill's well-reserached story of the environmental factors contributing to autism." Jenny McCarthy, author of Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism

Pages: 430

Dimensions: 15.1cm x 22.6cm

ISBN: 978-0-312-54709-7