EMF’s and Autism August 19, 2006Posted by healthyself in 60 Hz Magnetic Fields, ADD, ADHD, Aging, Autism, Autism / Asperger's, Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Birth Defects, Blogroll, Cell changes, Cell phone safety, Cells, Central Nervous System, Children's health, Chromosomal damage, DNA, Electromagnetic pollution, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, EMR, Environment, genes, Health related, High Frequencies, high voltage transmission lines, Immune system, Infant Death Syndrome, Learning, Lifestyle, MCS, Medical Research, Medicine, Men's Health, MHz, Microwave exposure, mobile telephones, nerves, neurological, neurons, Noise, Parenting, radiation, Research, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, signaling enzymes, Solutions, Stress, Symptoms, Waves, Women's Health.
Psychology Department, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK. I.M.Thornton@swansea.ac.uk
‘Recent evidence suggests a link between autism and the human mirror neuron system. In this paper, I argue that temporal disruption from the environment may play an important role in the observed mirror neuron dysfunction, leading in turn to the pattern of deficits associated with autism. I suggest that the developing nervous system of an infant may be particularly prone to temporal noise that can interfere with the initial calibration of brain networks such as the mirror neuron system. The most likely source of temporal noise in the environment is artificially generated electromagnetic radiation. To date, there has been little evidence that electromagnetic radiation poses a direct biological hazard. It is clear, however, that time-varying electromagnetic waves have the potential to temporally modulate the nervous system, particularly when populations of neurons are required to act together. This modulation may be completely harmless for the fully developed nervous system of an adult. For an infant, this same temporal disruption might act to severely delay or disrupt vital calibration processes.”
Athough there may be multiple causes for autism, it appears as if EMF’s may be affecting the nervous system of children as well as adults. We don’t really know all the implications of this.