Study Finds Link Between Wi-Fi and Autism
Autism, like nearly every other modern disease, has been on the rise of late, with far more children being called autistic today than 10 or 20 years ago. Some believe that it's simply being diagnosed more by doctors than before, but others are looking for environmental causes. The case of that latter group has some new backing with a study finding a link between autism and Wi-Fi.
The study, published in 'Australasian Journal of Clinical Environmental Medicine,' claims that the radiofrequency waves emitted by Wi-Fi routers isolate and trap metals in brain cells. These metals, according to the study, are the cause of the drastic increase in autism. This isn't the first time we've heard these claims, and in fact this isn't the first tech device that has been linked to autism (earlier this year it was electromagnetic radiation from cell phones), while vaccines have also been fingered.
It's natural for parents of autistic children to be looking for answers, but with all these findings indicating various causes, many getting summarily debunked, it's hard to feel too confident in the findings of this latest one without some further backing. The only fact we know is that the exact cause of autism is still unknown.
What do you think? Does being in the proximity of Wi-Fi make you nervous for your health or the health of your children?
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