Mercury Ruled Out as Autism Cause. Again

Mercury Ruled Out as Autism Cause. Again

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Mercury does not cause autism, another study now concludes.

The levels of mercury in the urine of children with autism were no higher than urine mercury levels of children without the condition, the study from England found. The discredited idea that the form of mercury, called ethylmercury, sometimes used in vaccines may lead to autism has led to reductions in vaccine rates and increases in cases of preventable diseases, such as measles and mumps, according to the study.

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