An epidemiological analysis of the 'autism as mercury poisoning' hypothesis

@inproceedings{Austin2008AnEA,
  title={An epidemiological analysis of the 'autism as mercury poisoning' hypothesis},
  author={Denis U. Austin},
  year={2008}
}
Where direct experimental research into a causal hypothesis of a disease is impossible due to ethical and practical considerations, epidemiological inference is the accepted route to establishing cause. Therefore, to examine the autism as mercury poisoning hypothesis, this paper reviews the existing scientific literature within the context of established epidemiological criteria and finds that the evidence for a causal relationship is compelling. Exposure to mercury (via vaccines and maternal… CONTINUE READING
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