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Reuters: Mercury Levels Similar In Autistic, Normal Kids
October 22, 2009, 9:00 am
Filed under: News, Spotlight on... Mercury

David Morgan, Reuters 
Published: Monday, October 19, 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Children with autism have mercury levels similar to those of other kids, suggesting the mysterious disorder is caused by a range of factors rather than “a single smoking gun,” researchers said on Monday.

The researchers at the University of California, Davis, initially found that children aged 2 to 5 with autism had mercury levels lower than other children because the autistic kids ate less fish, the biggest source of mercury that shows up in the blood.

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