[ RadSafe ] Uranium in the hair of autistic children URGENT

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Mon Apr 6 20:19:45 CDT 2009

April 6

         At this link <http://aut.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/9/3/290> 
I located this abstract with its citation, as follows:

Autism, Vol. 9, No. 3, 290-298 (2005)

Toxic trace elements in the hair of children with autism

Abdullahi Fido
Kuwait University, Kuwait, fido at HSC.EDU.KW
Samira Al-Saad
Kuwait Autism Center, Kuwait

Excess or deficiency of natural trace elements has been implicated in the 
etiology of autism. This study explores whether concentration levels of 
toxic metals in the hair of children with autism significantly differ from 
those of age- and sex-matched healthy controls. In-hair concentration 
levels of antimony, uranium, arsenic, beryllium, mercury, cadmium, lead and 
aluminum from 40 boys with autism and 40 healthy boys were determined by 
Perkin-Elmer mass spectrometry. The children with autism had significantly 
(p < 0.001) higher in-hair concentration levels of lead, mercury and 
uranium. There was no significant difference between the two groups in the 
other five toxic elements. The ratio between nutritional elements and toxic 
metals among children with autism was within the normal range. The possible 
sources of the toxic metals are discussed. Such testing is informative but 
at present the practical implications in terms of diagnosis and clinical 
management are limited.

END of Abstract.

         For a laugh, go to this link and read the histrionics about 
(primarily) mothers with U in their hair, who have children with U in their 
hair.  The link covers the period from June 2003 to Oct. 
2005.  <http://www.mothering.com/discussions/archive/index.php/t-70114.html>

Steven Dapra

At 11:28 AM 4/6/09 +0000, parthasarathy k s wrote:
>Dear friends, Recently, the reported  presence of "high" levels of uranium 
>in the hair of children suffering from autism has attracted wide media 
>attention in India. In spite of all efforts, I could not get the actual 
>data so far. The person who suggested that autistic children in Faridkot, 
>Punjab are having high concentrations of uranium in their hair also stated 
>that the source of uranium is likely to be the either  pressurized heavy 
>water reactors at Rajasthan 150 km from Faridkot or the reactors in 
>Pakistan. I have serious doublts about the credibility of such persons If 
>any one in the list has any references to enhanced uranium levels in the 
>hair of autistic children, I shall be grateful to receive them Regards 

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