Originally published August 19 2015
Mothers suffering from toxic chemical exposure more likely to have autistic and ADHD children, research suggests
by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) The modern world is a chemical minefield, and a new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has found that chronic exposure to chemical pollutants can have a disastrous effect on the health of children. Mothers who are particularly sensitive to chemical exposure, it turns out, have a significantly higher risk than other mothers of bearing children with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Researchers from the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio looked at several hundred mothers for their study, some of whom were acutely sensitive to chemicals and others who were not. They compared the health of these mothers' children to one another using a qualitative patient assessment tool known as QEESI, or Quick Environmental Exposure and Sensitivity Inventory, a 50-question survey used by physicians across the globe to assess and diagnose chemical intolerance.
Based on an inventory of 282 mothers of children with ASD (autism spectrum disorder), 258 mothers of children with ADHD, and 154 control mothers whose children had no developmental disorders, the team learned that the most chemically intolerant mothers had the highest likelihood of bearing children with developmental disorders. Chemically-sensitive mothers were three times more likely to have a child with autism, in fact, and 2.3 times more likely to have a child with ADHD.
Engine exhaust, pesticides in food, vaccines, and more: a chemical holocaust against our children Chemical intolerance, according to experts, affects anywhere between 10 and 30 percent of people currently living in the U.S. Though the types of chemicals to which these folks are extra sensitive are toxic to all people, those with a chemical intolerance diagnosis have trouble functioning normally when exposed to even minute levels of things like gasoline exhaust, paint fumes, and pesticides in food.
Their children are also affected, suffering both acute and chronic health problems when exposed to things like smoke, artificial fragrances, household cleaning solutions and food preservatives. Chemicals in vaccines are another source of chemical exposure that, though not mentioned in the study, present at-risk children with an even higher risk.
"We are most concerned about how vulnerable the children with ADHD and autism were to environmental exposures," stated Lynne P. Heilbrun, M.P.H., an autism research coordinator at UT Health Science Center's Department of Family and Community Medicine, and primary author of the study about the findings.
"Mothers reported that their children were significantly more sensitive to everyday exposures such as engine exhaust, gasoline, smoke, fragrances and cleaners than their neurotypical peers."
Chemical pollution causes ADHD and ASD children to suffer more than other children Many of these sources of chemical exposure are also triggers responsible for causing ADHD and ASD in the first place. Chemically-sensitive mothers exposed to these chemicals during pregnancy appear to transfer this toxicity to their children, who are then assaulted by vaccines as part of a larger framework of chemical violence against humans.
The result is that these chemically-damaged children end up suffering more than other children, as illustrated by the study. Here's what else the researchers, publishing their findings in The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, found concerning developmentally challenged children born to chemically-sensitive mothers:
- The children with ADHD were 1.7 times more likely than control children (ASD were 4.9 times more likely) to have had multiple infections requiring prolonged use of antibiotics.
- Children with ADHD were twice as likely as control children (ASD were 1.6 times more likely) to have allergies.
- Children with ADHD were twice as likely (ASD were 3.5 times more likely) to have had nausea, headaches, dizziness or trouble breathing when exposed to smoke, nail polish remover, engine exhaust, gasoline, air fresheners or cleaning agents than control children.
- Children with ADHD were twice as likely as controls (ASD were 4.8 times more likely) to have strong food preferences or cravings for cheese, chips, bread, pasta, rice, sugar, salt and chocolate.
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