What Are The Exposures, And What Is The Outcome...
As technology has progressed we have built quite an arsenal of synthesized chemicals that our body cannot recognize or in some cases is adversely effected by. An NIH researcher Landrigan et al has extensively looked at this issue and its implications particularly within our pediatric population. In one study he outlines there are 80,000 chemicals with potential human exposure, and out of that 1,000 chemicals are known to be neurotoxic in animal studies, 201 are known to be neurotoxic to human neurodevelopment. He goes on to describe;
Children today are at risk of exposure to 3,000 synthetic chemicals produced in quantities of more than 1 million pounds per year... Given current understanding of the great vulnerability of the developing brain to toxic chemicals, likelihood is high that many of the [documented chemicals] have potential to cause injury to the developing brain and to produce neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism (Landrigan, P., 2010).
The Environmental Working Group (EWG), in partnership with Rachel’s Network, commissioned five laboratories in the U.S., Canada, and Europe to analyze umbilical cord blood collected from 10 minority infants born in 2007 and 2008. Collectively, the laboratories identified up to 232 industrial compounds and pollutants in these babies, finding complex mixtures of compounds in each infant.
This research demonstrates that industrial chemicals cross the placenta in large numbers to contaminate a baby before the moment of birth. Test results are shown below. (Environmental Working Group, 2009)
So what does all that mean, not only to the children with autism but also the general public?
Let's look at glutathione first. What is glutathione AKA gamma-Glutamylcysteineglycine (GHS): This protein that is made up of three amino acids (cysteine, glutamic acid, and glyceine) is prolific in nearly all the cells in the body, powerful antioxidant, potent anti-viral, anti-cancer agent, detoxifies toxins, promotes the protections of proteins, promotes DNA repair, maintains cellular homeostasis, most notably is maintains normal brain function.
Now that we know what glutathione dose let's look at what suppresses it in the body; acetaminophen (Tylenol) and other pharmaceuticals, acetone, solvents, paint removers, fuels, fuel by-products, heavy metals (mercury (dental amalgams), lead, cadmium, copper, etc.), pesticides, herbicides, nitrates and other food preservatives of chemical origin (in salami, hot dogs, hams, bologna, smoked foods, etc.), artificial sweetener aspartame, benzopyrenes (tobacco smoke, barbequed foods, fuel exhaust, etc.), alcohol, household chemicals (synthetically scented and colored detergents and fabric softeners, air fresheners, mothballs, mildew removers, cleaners and bleach, lawn and plant fertilizers, etc.), housewares chemicals (non-stick coating of pans and skillets, plastic containers and linings of tin cans and other food packaging), formaldehyde and styrene (photocopiers and toner printers), chlorine in treated water, medical X-rays, UV radiation, industrial pollutants (Immune Health Science, 2013).
Notice that much of these suppressants are found in cord blood demonstrated above.
Now think about what a child accumulates in the womb, what we inject them with via vaccines, what about other chemical exposures outside of the womb? Have you vetted your household products? Many reports from the The Environmental Working Group (EWG) outlines which products to pay special attention to and which products to avoid.
What Is The Outcome?
The U.S. life expectancy is falling... There has been an 831% increase in pediatric chronic pain hospital admissions (7.32 day stay) in the past 7 years with the majority of the children having "comorbid gastrointestinal diagnosis". 80% of your immune system is located in your gastrointestinal tract BTW. Further in 2011, 21% of children in the United States has been diagnosed with a developmental disability (seizures, tics, autism etc). And, 54.1% of all U.S. children (32 million) are diagnosed with a chronic health condition!!!!