Macnamara Posted January 7 Author Share Posted January 7 aluminium and lead cause autism.....aka brain damage..... Autism breakthrough as scientists create first-ever test that detects disorder in single strand of HAIR - and it's 81% accurate New test scans single strand of hair for signs of metals more common in disorder 'Groundbreaking' test can be used on children who are just a month old Now being fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) By Luke Andrews Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com Published: 16:53 GMT, 6 January 2023 | Updated: 22:58 GMT, 6 January 2023 Scientists have devised a universal test for autism in babies that uses a single strand of hair. It analyzes the sample for levels of metals like lead and aluminum — which are higher in autistic children. The test involves sending a sample of hair to a laboratory for analysis and was shown to predict autism accurately 81 percent of the time in a peer-reviewed study. It has been described as 'groundbreaking' by independent scientists and is now being fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Other scientists heralded the test as a 'groundbreaking' development for the notoriously hard-to-diagnose condition that affects 5.4million Americans and 700,000 Britons. Because there is no standard test for the condition, doctors must rely on a child's developmental history and behavior. As such, children in the US are normally only officially diagnosed at age four, while in the UK the average is age six. But scientists at the New York-based startup — called LinusBio — said their new test should be used in conjunction with other methods and not on its own. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11606719/Scientists-create-test-autism-detects-disorder-single-strand-HAIR.html Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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