Folate May Mitigate Pesticide-Related Autism

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By Dr. Mercola

In the 1980s, the incidence of autism was 1 in 10,000.1,2 As of 2012 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children between the ages of 6 and 17 was 1 in 50.3 It’s highly unlikely that the stratospheric rise in ASD could be traced back to a single culprit.

The most logical conclusion is that this wide range of brain disorders are the result of individual responses to toxic exposures from multiple sources, including the mother, while in utero.4 One source in particular that has been repeatedly pointed out is pesticides, and glyphosate in particular. EMF exposure is another likely candidate.5

Nearly 1 billion pounds of glyphosate are sprayed on food crops each year in the U.S. alone (that number increases to 5 billion worldwide), and research suggests this chemical may be a driving factor

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