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New Study Shows Autism Increases with VaccinationNew Study Shows Autism Increases with Vaccination
by Lourdes Salvador
No more can the public be denied that there is evidence of a connection between vaccines and autism. New peer-reviewed and journal published research shows that a mere 1% increase in vaccination rates is associated with an additional 680 children having autism.
"Although mercury has been removed from many vaccines, other culprits may link vaccines to autism," says City University of New York, Baruch College researcher Delong. "One of those triggers might be the battery of vaccinations that young children receive."
Autism rapidly rises in prevalence with the increase of vaccinations given to children.
Although individuals probably have a genetic predisposition to develop autism, researchers suspect that one or more environmental triggers are also needed, triggers, such as exposure to vaccines.
A regression analysis controlling for family income and ethnicity revealed a positive and statistically significant relationship between vaccines and autism. The higher the proportion of children receiving recommended vaccinations, the higher the rates of autism.
Delong says that neither parental behavior nor access to care affected the results and further study into the relationship between vaccines and autism is warranted.
Delong G. A Positive Association found between Autism Prevalence and Childhood Vaccination uptake across the U.S. Population. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2011 Jan;74(14):903-16. PMID: 21623535
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