The battle lines could not be more clearly drawn. On one side are the experts who claim autism is not linked to mercury exposure (from childhood vaccines and other sources) and who agree with the position of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that autism is permanent and not treatable. On the other side are the experts, parents, and attorneys who maintain that autism is directly related to mercury exposure and can be prevented and even reversed by removing mercury from the bodies of autistic children.
A series of recent studies and investigations indicate that mercury is at the heart of the growing autism epidemic. This has lead a number of doctors to employ chelation therapy to remove the extremely toxic substance from affected children. Now, a group of parents of autistic children have founded a nonprofit organization known as Generation Rescue to get the message out that there are biomedical treatments that can effectively treat and reverse autism. The group and the doctors who advocate such treatments are confident that many, if not a majority, of autistic children can make a full recovery from the debilitating disorder. Generation Rescue can be reached at www.GenerationRescue.org.