Link Between Wireless Technology and Autism Unveiled in New Scientific
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/A groundbreaking scientific study warns that wireless communication
technology may be responsible for accelerating the rise in autism among
the world?s children./
Washington, DC (PressReleaseHelp) November 15, 2007 -- A groundbreaking
scientific study published this week in the peer-reviewed Australasian
Journal of Clinical Environmental Medicine warns that wireless
communication technology may be responsible for accelerating the rise in
autism among the world?s children. (J.Aust.Coll.Nutr.& Env.Med, 2007;
Vol.26, No.2 pages 3 ? 7; report attached.)
Autism is a disabling neuro-developmental disorder whose cause is not
completely understood, but is known to involve heavy metal toxicity.
American advocacy groups call autism "the fastest-growing developmental
disability in the United States." Twenty years ago, only 1 in 10,000
children were diagnosed with some form of autism; U.S. government data
show the rate in 2002 to be 1 in 150; clinicians who treat the disease
estimate the occurrence today to be closer to 1 in 100.
These findings give us very important clues to solving some of the
enigmas we see in the autism literature regarding the efficacy of
detoxification. And, we are extremely pleased with the results we are
now seeing in these children. Our protocols are working.
The children studied were seen by Tamara Mariea², a certified clinical
nutritionist based in Nashville, Tennessee, specializing in treating
autism. She is the primary author of the paper, along with Dr. George
Carlo¹, an expert on the dangers of electromagnetic radiation (EMR), who
headed the world?s largest research program on mobile phone health
hazards in the 1990s. Their work revealed the autism-wireless technology
connection following a series of tests on autistic children monitored
during 2005 and 2006.
The autistic children followed specific detoxification protocols in an
environment that was mitigated with regard to sources of EMR including
mobile phones and WiFi³. Heavy metal excretions were monitored from
hair, urine and feces over periods ranging from several weeks to several
months. The researchers found that with protocols administered in the
mitigated environment, heavy metals were cleared from the children?s
bodies in a pattern dependent on time and molecular weight. The heaviest
metals, such as mercury and uranium, cleared last. In many of the
children, the decrease in metals was concomitant with symptom amelioration.
Tamara Mariea, said: ?These findings give us very important clues to
solving some of the enigmas we see in the autism literature regarding
the efficacy of detoxification. And, we are extremely pleased with the
results we are now seeing in these children. Our protocols are working.?
Dr. Carlo said, ?These findings tie in with other studies showing
adverse cell-membrane responses and disruptions of normal cell
physiology. The EMR apparently causes the metals to be trapped in cells,
slowing clearance and accelerating the onset of symptoms.?
The authors point out that the rise in cases of autism is paralleled by
the huge growth in mobile phone and WiFi usage since the late 1990?s ?
with worldwide wireless usage now having reached nearly 4 billion persons.
?Although some of the increase in autism can be ascribed to more
efficient diagnosis by the medical community,? Dr. Carlo said, ?A rise
of this magnitude must have a major environmental cause. Our data offer
a reasonable mechanistic explanation for a connection between autism and
Notes to Editors:
1. In the 1990s, Dr George Carlo headed the $28.5 million Wireless
Technology Research program, funded by the mobile phone industry and
overseen by the federal government, studying health hazards from mobile
phone technology. He is currently head of the non-profit Science and
Public Policy Institute, based in Washington, D.C.
2. Tamara Mariea is Director of Internal Balance, Inc. in Nashville,
Tennessee. Since 2000, she has helped over 500 autistic children.
3. WiFi refers to technologies that use wireless communication to
connect computers to the Internet.
Jill Ungar (US and Canada)