The Age of Autism

The Age of Autism

Mercury, Medicine, and A Man-made Epidemic

Book - 2010
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A "Silent Spring" for our mental health - exposing how mankind has unwittingly poisoned itself for half a millennium, and how autism is just the latest case in which mercury had instigated a disease of epidemic proportions.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books : St. Martin's Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9780312545628
Characteristics: xi, 430 pages, [8] pages of plates :,illustrations, portraits ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Blaxill, Mark 1958-- Author

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stentorian
Aug 30, 2017

Like climate, air and water debates, health science has become politicized science. In reading about these and other topics, ask yourself: Whose interests are served by absolutist assertions or dismissals? Who benefits? Who profits?

If you are someone who considers all available evidence with an open mind, you'll appreciate the breadth of research the Age of Autism authors examined -- as its lengthy reference section attests. Age of Autism delves into the history of increasingly pervasive chemical use (neurotoxic mercury and pesticides) in conjunction with current high levels of chronic disease and mental illness in ever-younger populations. Critical thinkers should be skeptical of regular media reports that describe vaccine/autism causality as "discredited" or claim Thimerosal is safe for human consumption; ample scientific research suggests otherwise, and is found on Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s World Mercury Project website.

Bear in mind that Age of Autism was written before senior CDC scientist Dr. William Thompson was recorded confessing that his colleagues had thrown away data. Those transcripts appear in full in Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC by Kevin Barry, Esq. If anything, both books provide compelling evidence that the current worldwide epidemic levels of neuroimmune disorders developed by more than one causal agent, as Dr. Thompson's revelations about mercury's link to tics proves.

A new Blaxill/Olmsted book is Denial: How Refusing to Face the Facts about Our Autism Epidemic Hurts Children, Families, and Our Future. After decades of relentless exposure to advertising and PR, American society is uniquely conditioned to cover up aspects it considers less than attractive. The book Denial shows how autism came to be mislabeled, obfuscated, untreated and co-opted by cultural and financial agendas. The publisher's page states, "People who deny that autism is new have self-interested motives, such as ending research that might pinpoint responsibility—and, most threateningly, liability for this man-made epidemic."

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detourpicturesguy
May 24, 2014

This is an important text in comprehending the history and background of this modern epidemic. As recent congressional testimony, and court settlements have confirmed, the public-record now holds the evidence of industry harm, and the subsequent cover-up of industrial toxins. An important text for any critical thinker and researcher.

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taskgurl
Jan 29, 2013

These anti-vaxers are a disreputable bunch of zealots. The vaccine causation theory of autism has been repeatedly debunked and now finally the originator of the lie, Andrew Wakefield, has been disbarred and acknowledged by his peers, reviewers and the legal system to have perpetrated a pernicious fraud. These anti-vax folks have displayed the most vicious and sociopathological behavior towards critics and adult autistics. This book should only be referenced as an artifact of fraud and misanthropy.

I'm an adult autistic who has been following the fracas for several years.

The Age of Autism once posted a Thanksgiving Day card on their site that was photoshopped to depict their critics sitting down to a meal of roast baby - that's their mentality in a nutshell.

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