A 53-year-old member asked:
is it true that the recent autism epidemic is a result of radiation poisoning caused by chernobyl in 1986?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Hypothetically anything is possible, but no, ionizing radiation (such as from chernobyl) and electromagnetic radiation (such as from tv's, cell phones, and microwave ovens) have not been shown to cause autism. Our society's increased exposure to emf (electromagnetic fields) from modern technology such as cell phones has occurred coincidentally at the same time as a rise in autism "diagnoses".
Answered on Dec 12, 2014
Dr. Kevin Windisch answered
24 years experience Pediatrics
No: We started routinely training pediatricians in developmental pediatrics and changed the definition of autism to include more patients in the early 80's. These two changes probably account for the increased rate of autism diagnoses.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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