Originally published October 22 2014
Glyphosate and aluminum in vaccines associated with rise of autism epidemic
by Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) Besides vaccines, there appears to be another major culprit in the escalating autism epidemic: Roundup herbicide. Data compiled from multiple government sources reveals that the steadily rising epidemic of autism in the U.S. is directly correlated with the rising use of glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Roundup, on American crops.
A research student from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) put together several reports that reveal a corresponding increase between glyphosate use and autism incidence. The more glyphosate has become a standard chemical used on food crops, the more autism has become a problem, increasing in prevalence from about one in 5,000 people back in 1975 to one in 68 today.
One of the plotted graphs included in a report entitled "Is Roundup the Toxic Chemical That's Making Us All Sick?" which reveals a correlation coefficient of 0.9972 between autism and glyphosate use over the past several decades. This is about as close as it gets to a correlation coefficient of 1.0, indicating a near-perfect correlation between the rise in glyphosate use and the rise in autism.
Glyphosate damages gut bacteria, leading to symptoms of autism The human microbiome, it turns out, is directly affected by glyphosate, which acts as an antibiotic in killing gut bacteria. Not surprisingly, the symptoms of exposure mirror those of autism, which include things like inflammatory bowel syndrome, serotonin and melatonin deficiencies, defective aromatase, mineral deficiencies, mitochondrial disorders and seizures.
There are also a slew of other "inert" ingredients contained in the Roundup formula that act as amplifiers of glyphosate's toxicity, not the least of which are its adjuvants. None of these adjuvants has ever been properly safety tested, yet data that does exist show that they greatly increase the toxicity of glyphosate.
"Adjuvants in pesticides are generally declared as inerts, and for this reason they are not tested in long-term regulatory experiments," reads a 2014 study published in the journal BioMed Research International, and referenced in the MIT study.
"It is thus very surprising that they amplify up to 1000 times the toxicity of their APs [Active Principles] in 100% of the cases where they are indicated to be present by the manufacturer," it adds.
The full report is available here:
Aluminum in vaccines also linked to autism Also corresponding with the glyphosate-autism link is the toxic aluminum component found in many vaccines, which a separate report by the same MIT researcher outlines as a synergistic accelerator of disease. As she explains, vaccine aluminum further interferes with sulfate synthesis in the body, an effect also caused by just glyphosate alone that results in known symptoms of autism.
Practically all of what are considered to be the "classic" features of autism have some association with impaired sulfate synthesis in the brain. Aluminum is a toxic metal that interferes with this process, which is believed to occur during the night as people sleep, by accumulating in the brain and blocking the clearing of cellular debris.
Interestingly, sleeping disorders like insomnia are directly linked to a range of neurological diseases that includes autism. According to data available through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), insomnia occurs much more frequently as an adverse reaction to vaccines that contain aluminum compared to those that don't, an indication that the metal directly interferes with proper neurological function.
In the presence of glyphosate, aluminum also gains unique entry into the gut, where the two toxins combine to wreak havoc on the bacterial ecosystem. The consequences of this include conditions like leaky gut syndrome, kidney failure and pineal gland calcification.
More about this deadly connection is available in the full report:
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