How do heavy metals cause autism spectrum disorders?

Because they are neurotoxins, heavy metals reach the brain, where they gradually cause damage to certain regions that control various functions. Children are extremely vulnerable to the negative health effects of heavy metals because they are still developing.

answered by Chandler Duncan

Heavy metals lead to autism because they cause neurotoxicity

Some heavy metals, such as zinc and selenium, are essential for the proper functioning of our bodies in trace amounts. However, others, including cadmium, arsenic, lead, and mercury, are extremely dangerous, as they act as neurotoxins, having the capacity to damage important areas of the brain of children that are responsible for neurodevelopment.

Two common abnormalities seen in people with autism are Purkinje cell loss and increased brain volume, both of which can be caused by environmental factors such as exposure to heavy metals via ingestion from baby food. Even in small amounts, the dangerous heavy metals can wreak havoc on the neurodevelopment of a child, causing them to struggle with symptoms such as:

  • obsessive or compulsive behavior
  • behavioral problems
  • loss of cognitive function
  • hypersensitivity
  • sleep disorders
  • balance and hearing problems

As you can observe, these symptoms are relatively the same as those of autism spectrum disorders. Furthermore, there is scientific and medical evidence that children with high concentrations of heavy metals in their blood are more prone to developing autism or experiencing the symptoms of autism more intensely. For instance, the study led by environmental scientist and dentist Manish Arora, Ph.D., and published in the journal Nature Communications found that the naturally shed teeth of babies could tell whether they had been exposed to neurotoxins.

The same way one can tell the age of a tree by looking at the rings after the trunk is cut, the researchers were able to see various developmental stages corresponding to different rings by looking at cross-sections of the shed teeth of the babies. The correspondence between growth dentine layers, the concentration of lead, and exposure to the heavy metal during various developmental stages have all been previously demonstrated by the leading medical researcher and his team in another previously conducted study from 2014.

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