“Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago. From childhood cancers to autism, birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise. Our assessment of the latest science leaves little room for doubt; pesticides are one key driver of this sobering trend.” October 2012 report by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) (source)(source)
In 1975, 1 in every 5000 would develop autism. In 1985, it was 1 in every 2,500. In 1995 , it was 1 in every 500, in 2005 in was 1 in every 166 and today it is approximately 1 in every 68 children. This is exactly why scientists are making some extraordinary statements. (source)
‘If it is an environmental cause that’s contributing to an increase, we certainty want to find it.” – Craig Newschaffer, an epidemiologist at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (source)
Research continues to surface indicating that autism goes far beyond just genetics. It’s showing us that we might have to look at multiple factors (like environmental toxins, prescription drugs, etc) when trying to figure out what’s going on, and why autism rates continue to climb exponentially.
“It’s time to start looking for the environmental culprits responsible for the remarkable increase in the rate of autism in California.” – Irva Hertz–Picciotto, epidemiology professor at University of California, David (source)
A sufficent amount of evidence is now pointing to the fact that agricultural pesticides (among various other environmental toxins) might play a large role in the rapid increase in autism rates over the past few decades. A senior researcher from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dr. Stephanie Seneff is doing her part to create more awareness of these facts that have yet to make big news in the world of mainstream medicine.
At a recent event sponsored by the holistic-focused Groton Wellness Organization, she stated that:
“At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.” (source)
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As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I, too, am extremely concerned about the skyrocketing increase in autism, Asperger’s disorder, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder. I find it especially alarming how many common beauty and cleaning products women use around the home have endocrine disruptors linked to autism. Wiping out of our microbiome by excessive exposure to antibiotics (not only through health care but through factory farming that feeds antibiotics to livestock) also has a proven link with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
From the 1960s on I have been aware & active on environmental/industrial relationship.
What you mention leads to the volumes of research documents as evidence of the increasing environmental hazards life is facing from the dangerous industrial engineering (chemical/petrochemical/biochemical/bioengineering/genetic-engineering/geoengineering/pharmaceutical) policies that are implemented today.
The meme must be abandoned because the current model is training future students to perpetuate this destruction/dominate nature paradigm.
Have You seen the static-page at the top “FOOD and DRUGS FDA Racket”?
The answer will not come from the institutions and I am convinced the community grassroots must be encouraged to stop supporting the current system and simultaneously implement the alternatives for remedy and healing…
Cradle to Cradle Design
I recall the great impact William McDonough had with calling attention to changing our models and our paradigm thinking. By simply doing that instantly engineers, researchers, designers, manufacturers, constructions and indeed all of society would clean up the current toxic environment and leave a legacy for nurturing a living creative way of thinking and behaviour.
I found a copy of one of William McDonough’s presentations: