Autism is Increasing in Virginia at an Alarming Rate.
The rate of autism in Virginia has increased 11 fold since 1985. And there has been evidence that other childhood diseases in Virginia are on the same path.
Now, a local Lynchburg Doctor is reaching national recognition for finding possible causes of why this is happening she says, "It's the most puzzling thing I've ever tried to wrap my mind around."
Is it mercury in vaccines or toxins in our enviroment? Or other causes? These are the questions that Dr. Elizabeth Mumper of Lynchburg is attempting to draw conclusions on.
Dr. Mumper has been named top adviser on autism treatment for Defeat Autism Now!, and she is the Medical Director of their physician training lecture series at the Autism Research Institute.
To read an in depth interview with her go to: The World Peace Herald
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