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Epidemiological evidence has shown that low-level mercury poisoning is not a cause of autism (relative risk = 0.49, 95%CI = 0.36 – 0.66).”
“Conclusion : Mercury poisoning should be diagnosed only with validated methods. There is no evidence to support the association between mercury poisoning and autism.”
"Nelson and Bauman reviewed the two diseases and concluded that these two conditions have distinct differences because the common symptoms of mercury poisoning such as ataxia, constricted visual fi elds, peripheral neuropathy, hypertension, skin eruption and thrombocytopenia are never seen in autis - tic children. 44"
where footnote 44 is: Nelson KB , Bauman ML . Thimerosal and autism? Pediatrics 2003 ; 111 : 674 – 9
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