Exposure to toxic chemicals by pregnant women, fetuses and children has a high probability of causing autism in children and other neuro-developmental disorders and learning disabilities in those whose genetic profile expresses in a reduced ability to detoxify these chemicals. This is not “fringe” science; it’s fact.
Therefore, to treat autism, the time for action is now. We must reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals for ourselves, for our children’s sake and for future generations.
We have a responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves. We cannot afford to be incurious, indifferent or uninformed when the price of inattention is disability and heartache — an overwhelming emotional and financial burden to families and society.
Here are some Toxic Exposure Avoidance Tips for All of Us — And Especially For Pregnant Women. Start taking them, right now:
- Avoid eating foods that may contain high levels of toxic chemicals
- While fish are a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, some contain high levels of mercury. Tuna (especially white or albacore), Cod and Mahi Mahi are ones to avoid. Wild salmon is a good healthy choice.
- Consume organic foods and drinks as much as possible.
- Use glass containers instead of plastic to store left over foods and drinks.
- Reduce our purchase of foods in cans as the can lining contains high levels of Bisphenol A (an endocrine disrupter linked to increased rates of cancer and abnormal behavior in children).
- Limit exposure to toxic household chemicals, pesticides and cleaning supplies. Look for natural alternatives.
- Install HEPA and carbon filter air purifiers in bedrooms to insure a healthy toxin free nights rest.