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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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Arizona drops out of Top 10 in job growth

Oct 28 2014 4:57pm CDT | Source: Business Journal of Phoenix

After sitting at the top of the heap a couple of years ago, Arizona has fallen from the Top 10 ranking of state job growth. In the goods producing sector, the state has plummeted to 47 th in the nation. The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University has released a deep analysis of job growth numbers for the first nine months of 2014, and Arizona is not looking good. The Grand Canyon State ranks 14 th in job growth. During the Great Recession, Arizona was hit ha ...
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Energy industry continues to help boost Texas’ nonfarm job market

Oct 28 2014 2:49pm CDT | Source: San Antonio Business Journal

Texas ranked third in the nation in terms of non-agricultural job growth for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2014. The Lone Star State's employment rose 3.3 percent between January and September and the comparable period a year ago, according to the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, utilizing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. North Dakota added the highest percentage of jobs in the country at 4.6 percent, followed by ...
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8 weeks ago

EVENT: Defining state's economic path forward at Arizona Town Hall

Oct 23 2014 9:23am CDT | Source: Business Journal of Phoenix

Examining the reasons Arizona is still behind the recovery curve is the focus of the 105th Arizona Town Hall. Centered on "The Arizona Economy," this year's event at El Tovar in Grand Canyon National Park explores the state's performance with speakers and assessment of a report by Arizona State University and Arizona Town Hall. There are no surprises or magic bullets in the report. The event, which ...
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