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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.

 Read the article at http://www.nationalpost.com/life/health/story.html?id=d135c1ba-68c9-400d-a3b3-0b569c10e1e3

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