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March 20, 2005, 5:00 AM PST

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech


"Studying individual school districts in Texas, the epidemiologists found that those districts with the highest levels of mercury in the environment also have the highest rates of special-education students and autism diagnoses....California has the highest environmental burden of mercury of any state and it has what appears to be the highest rate of autism, although some critics attribute this perceived high rate to enhanced surveillance associated with the state's special-education program."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Friday, March 18, 2005 in The Seattle Times

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