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Autism, environmental contaminants and horses

Autism research is clearly indicating that both genes and the presence of environmental contaminants, or heavy metals, both in utero and after birth, can impact on the potential development of autism in babies and young children.

I recently watched a documentary film called The Horse Boy ‚Äì a father’s quest to heal his son (also a book by the same name). Rupert Isaacson and his wife Kristin explored every possible option to give their autistic son the best life. This moving and compelling story carries a clear message about the way heavy metals can impact on autism in young lives.

A number of environmental neurotoxins, such as fluoride, lead, cadmium, and aluminum, can result in the pathological and biochemical changes associated with autism. Whilst autism is a complicated condition to understand, cleaning up the world, and cleaning up our homes, serves the future health of our children and their families.

Read more: Autism and environmental contaminants research.

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Lindy Schneider is a writer and researcher with a keen interest in health, wellbeing and natural childcare. She is an advocator of a chemical-free lifestyle in the best interests of her family, the community and a sustainable world. She lives in the Yarra Valley with her partner and two young children.

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