Is Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation a Factor in Childhood Autism?
Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine
As background information for a study Dr. Carlo and Tamara Mariea conducted in 2007, we are told that between 1998 and 2007,
- wireless technology usage increased from about 200 million worldwide users to 300 billion users.
- Concurrently, there has been almost a sixty-fold increase of autism since the the 1970’s with the most significant increase coming in the last 10 years. He has some ideas of why these 2 statistics might be connected.
What about mercury?
Over the years, there has been much speculation about the cause of autism. Vaccinations that contained mercury were scapegoated for a while, but many of us had silver fillings that also had mercury as part of the composite without developing autism. Years ago there were not 300 billion wireless users, and food did not contain a host of chemicals to preserve and flavor the food. It seems obvious that we are burdened with a toxic load that produces some very obvious effects in more and more of our children.
Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)- Near-field vs. Far-field Radiation Exposure
Current science explains that there are 2 types of EMF – near or far-field radiation. Near-field comes from using a mobile phone or being within 6-8 inches of anything generating a radio frequency signal. Far-field or ambient radiation comes from simply being in the presence of huge numbers of wireless devices. Today, nearly everyone is exposed to far-field radiation whether they are using any device themselves. Studies have shown that ambient exposure triggers the body to “harden” their cell membranes as a protection reaction. This closes down the active transport channels that would remove cellular waste products including heavy metals.
Autism and Heavy Metals – Is there a connection?
There are many ways to clear heavy metals from the body, some of which include serious side effects. In this study, the Internal Balance Clinic used nutritional formularies focused on restoring cellular transport channels to remove heavy metals. The study was done first on only one child who had used the formulations for 7 years without any significant improvements in behavior. The main question addressed in the study was – would the body restore more normal transport channels in an environment that was free from electromagnetic radiation? Would restored transport then result in an increase in heavy metals coming out of the body? Would behavior start to improve in obvious ways? The clinic was cleared of all wireless and EMR producing devices. A take-home program was also used.
The first student showed heavy metal clearing after only 2 of 40 sessions. By the 35th session, his behavior had started to change according to both teachers and parents. When the results showed positive improvement for the first child, it was decided that they would use the protocol on 20 students. Similar results occurred with the group as well, with symptoms improving towards the end of the sessions as more heavy metals had been removed from their bodies.
EMR protection seems critical….
While it would be very useful to have this protocol repeated by other investigators, it is worth noting that it was only after the child was placed in an EMR-free environment for many hours, was the removal of the heavy metals possible to any useful degree. If I were a parent of an autistic child, it would seem only logical to protect my child from electromagnetic radiation.
Read the complete study: Wireless Radiation in the Etiology andTreatment of Autism: Clinical Observations and Mechanisms