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    RF = radio frequency. I was thinking about the possible causes for the staggering increase of prevelance in the population. Over the past twenty years...what's different?

    Cell phones, and wireless routers came to mind. I googled and sure enough someone else a lot smarter than me thought to research the possibility.

    Exposure to Radiofrequency and Autism

    I had the thought knowing of studies that show lower sperm counts in males who carry cells in their pockets. I also know three people who have brain tumors in the vacinity of their talking ear.

    The possibility seems "plausible" in that somethings causing it? But is it probable?

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    Maybe. RF is an electromagnetic wave. So then one has to also understand and consider that all matter gives off electromagnetic radiation. Even before electrical technology we have had electromagnetic waves going in all directions right through the matter of our bodies. Matter essentially is made up of all kinds of intricate magnetic pulls. So then it becomes a question of knowing or rather finding out the magnitudes of electromagnetic radiation that are harmful to us; because anything can be harmful in a big enough dosage, as they say.

    So sorry I know that wasn't exactly helpful in the useful sense, but this is the real inherent question among researchers. Someone once seriously pondered whether or not magnetic forces are what cause us to die and age. I thought irony of it being true was very funny. I suppose that just tells us how little we really know about our bodies.

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    That was a good post Little Sticks, in that a lot of people won't know we're constantly being bombarded with "natural" and "man-made" RF. The way you explained it is better than I could have.

    A Wireless Router isn't nearly as intense as having a cell up to one's ear. But there's also some research going on to see if man made RF is negatively impacting bee populations. Which we humans are highly dependant upon for cross-polinating our food.

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    While you're on the witch hunt, you can check out fluoride in the water supply. There are positive links dating back to nazi population control. And scientific data regarding effects on human and learning disorders.

    You have to understand that the cause of the surge doesn't appear at the same time as the surge. The cause of the autism surge is found a generation or two before hand. This is in the 1940 area.

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    ^ Why the negative "witch hunt" label?

    The OP is simply speculating. I didn't see any lighted faggots or anything.

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    The problem is that autism isn't clearly understood and the root cause is unknown. While this is unknown is doesn't really make sense to label and point at things to suggest that it's the cause of something that hasn't been defined. It's a form of arbitrary and perhaps irresponsible blaming. It's not clearly defined like malaria or tuberculosis. The only definitive case for autism/aspergers/pdd is the onset of spoken language difficulties by the age of 3 and this is also on shaky ground.

    I just think prudence is in order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durentu View Post
    I just think prudence is in order.
    So you mean like a gag order for message board discussions on the topic?

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    durentu,

    Did you notice the Medical Hypothese referenced in the OP is clearly a Hypothese.

    Suggesting actual research is warranted to test the Hypothese in the summary?

    That the Medical Hypothese is written by a real live medical researching Ph.D?

    Maybe the Ph.D will get their grant or tenure? Whatever the objective is.

    Maybe RF Micro will fund another study ahead of this researchers, to cast doubt on the possibility.

    Aside from those elements, I'm 100 percent sure you self-identified correctly as INTP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    So you mean like a gag order for message board discussions on the topic?
    No. And suggesting that I wish for a gag order is a hyperbole.

    We've been at this recent thread and seen the damage :: http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...-vaccines.html

    I'm just saying let's be a little more prudent. Just searching around for "autism and emf/emi" radiation only points to this one paper. By extension, going back to the cell phone / brain tumor scare, the national cancer institute disproved it over a 10 year study.

    While I'm for the freedom of speech, it does come with responsibility.

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    A lot of high-functioning autistics/Aspies don't like being thought of as diseased, FWIW.
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
    ~ John Rogers

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