What Is Autism
A child suffering from infantile autism reacts during rest at the Xining Orphan and Disabled Children Welfare Center on December 17, 2005 in Xining of Qinghai Province, China.
Many people still think that getting vaccines causes the development of autism spectrum disorders. However, many studies have shown that there is no link between vaccines and autism. A popular pediatrician and author named Dr. Harvey Karp says the real cause of autism is a chemical that disrupts the endocrine system.
This endocrine-disrupting chemical which is suspected as a cause of autism is called bisphenol A or BPA, according to Dr. Karp via a report from Pop Sugar. BPA can be found in plastic containers such as water bottles, as cited by Mayo Clinic . Previous Studies On BPA “In 2009, studies showing that BPA was leaching out of baby bottles and infant formula cans and into humans pressured leading bottle manufacturers to stop using the chemicals in their manufacturing processes,” Pop Sugar explained. “And over the next year, most states banned the use of BPA in children’s products, but it is still used in many canned foods.”
Aside from being suspected as a cause of autism, BPA can also lead to several serious health conditions. “Exposure to BPA is a concern because of possible health effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children,” Mayo Clinic explains. “Additional research suggests a possible link between BPA and increased blood pressure.”
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