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High levels of toxic metals in autistic children

Feb 26 2013, 2:20am CST | by

Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Higher levels of toxic metals were found in the blood and urine of children with autism as compared to other children, according to an American study.

Washington, Feb 26 — Higher levels of toxic metals were found in the blood and urine of children with autism as compared to other children, according to an American study. The study, led by James...

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High levels of toxic metals in autistic children

Feb 26 2013, 2:20am CST | by

Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Higher levels of toxic metals were found in the blood and urine of children with autism as compared to other children, according to an American study.

Washington, Feb 26 — Higher levels of toxic metals were found in the blood and urine of children with autism as compared to other children, according to an American study.

The study, led by James Adams, professor of materials science and engineering, Arizona State University, involved 55 autistic children aged between five and 16 years, as compared to 44 non-autistic children of similar age and gender.

The autism group had significantly higher levels of lead in their red blood cells (more than 41 percent) and significantly higher urinary levels of lead (74 percent), thallium (77 percent), tin (115 percent) and tungsten (44 percent), the journal Biological Trace Element Research reports.

Lead, thallium, tin and tungsten are toxic metals that can impair brain development and function, and also interfere with the normal functioning of other body organs and systems, according to an Arizona statement.

A statistical analysis to determine levels of toxic metals in autism found that 38-47 percent of the variation of its severity was tied to the level of several toxic metals, with cadmium and mercury being the most strongly associated.

"We hypothesize that reducing early exposure to toxic metals may help ameliorate symptoms of autism, and treatment to remove toxic metals may reduce symptoms of autism; these hypotheses need further exploration as there is a growing body of research to support it," says Adams.

Adams's previous study on DMSA (Dimercaptosuccinic acid), approved by FDA, for removing toxic metals found that the drug was generally safe and effective at removing some toxic metals, besides improving some symptoms of autism.

The biggest improvement was for children with the highest levels of toxic metals in their urine.

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Oct 7 2014 12:28pm CDT | Source: University Business

Top NewsThe Seattle Times Starbucks says 2,000 of its staffers have applied to participate in the subsidized college education program it offers employees, and 1,800 have been admitted by Arizona State University, its partner in the program. ...
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Oct 7 2014 2:03am CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

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Arizona State U., community-college police got military surplus

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Joe "Solar Man" Hui files as write-in candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission

Sep 8 2014 6:41pm CDT | Source: Business Journal of Phoenix

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Phoenix has more college students than DC, Seattle

Sep 8 2014 2:06pm CDT | Source: Business Journal of Phoenix

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4K Starbucks workers apply for tuition aid

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Sep 3 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: Business Journal of Phoenix

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Erbert and Gerbert's Sandwich Shop opens first Arizona location

Aug 28 2014 2:28pm CDT | Source: Business Journal of Phoenix

Competition in the Phoenix sandwich sector continues to heat up with the addition of a new sandwich chain opening its first Phoenix-area location today. Erbert and Gerbert's Sandwich Shop opened the first of more than a dozen planned stores in Tempe today at 117 E. Fifth St. near Arizona State University. The shop will be operated by millennial entrepreneur couple, Brad and Gillienne Budde, ages 26 and 21, respectively. "We look fo ...
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